All Articles With Category : Personal Finance

The latest and the best financial news, tips and tricks.

14 Korean BBQ Restaurants in Metro Manila for Your Cheap Unlimited Samgyupsal Fix

Looking for a new place to satisfy your Korean BBQ craving? You’ll never run out of choices because restaurants offering unlimited samgyupsal (grilled pork belly) and other grilled K-meat dishes abound Metro Manila. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for your birthday or the holidays to devour tender, savory pieces of meat on a charcoal grill. […]

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Coins.ph App: A Quick Guide to Using the Mobile Payment Platform

For tech-savvy Filipinos who use their smartphones to make financial transactions, Coins.ph is one of the popular mobile payment apps nowadays. Also called Coins, the fintech company is Southeast Asia’s leading mobile payments app and digital wallet powered by blockchain technology. It’s licensed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to provide a variety of financial […]

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10 Items That You Can Buy for Cheap in Divisoria

Divisoria is a popular shopping haven for penny pinchers. Even people from the farthest provinces in the country travel to Divisoria for cheap finds. The reason: low wholesale prices, especially if you buy in bulk. Because of this, Divisoria is considered among Manila’s centers of trade and commerce. It is every bargain hunter’s hub—a paradise […]

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Autosweep RFID Guide: Hassle-Free, Quicker Travel for Expressway Motorists

Do you often use the expressways on your daily trips? You know how long queues can get—it can take you half an hour or longer to line up for toll fee payment. And when you get to the toll booth, you’ll have to look for change. But the Autosweep RFID system has changed it all. […]

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Guide to Registering New Employees with BIR, SSS, Pag-IBIG, and PhilHealth

New employee registration is a must-do for every registered company and household employer in the Philippines. Each time you hire people, you need to report them to the BIR, SSS, Pag-IBIG Fund, and PhilHealth. Registering new employees entails updating their employment status at each government agency. Why Register Your New Employees? First, the law mandates […]

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Got Bills to Pay? Here’s Your Guide to Bills Payment Centers in the Philippines

Hate rushing between different banks or offices to pay your bills? Or maybe you loathe dealing with overdue bills and disconnection notices? Good thing, bills payment centers are accessible to Filipinos who need to settle their utility, government, and credit card bills all at the same time. These one-stop bills payment facilities are located in malls, […]

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How Couples Can Share Finances Fairly and Wisely

When couples get married or move in together, they naturally take shared responsibility for their money along with their lives. How to split finances becomes one of the most important and urgent matters to settle from the get-go. “Should we manage our finances jointly or separately? Is it really fair to share finances 50-50 as […]

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The Costs of Measles Prevention and Treatment in the Philippines

Just how bad is the measles situation in the Philippines? Shouldn’t we do something to prevent our loved ones from getting it? Measles, locally known as tigdas, has reached an alarming state that the Department of Health (DOH) has declared outbreaks in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Western Visayas, and Central Visayas. Several other regions in […]

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7 Romantic Gift Ideas for P500 or Less

It’s that time of the year again. People are holding hands more often than usual; your social media is filled with pictures of your couple friends expressing their love for each other; restaurants are filling up with dinner reservations. *sigh* It’s definitely Valentine’s Day. Most couples go all out on this day and spend more […]

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Save Early for Your Child With These Best Savings Accounts for Kids

Roughly 46% of the Philippine population is 19 years old and younger. This means that half the country’s population is yet to experience important milestones in their lives – graduating college, getting their first job, getting married, and more. With so many life events they’ve yet to experience, it’s important for parents to help provide […]

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Best Places to Eat in Makati for Employees on a Budget

One of the best things about working in Makati is that the food options are endless. Fast food joints and hole-in-the-walls are literally everywhere, making dining an experience for everyone in the city. However, eating out also means spending your hard-earned money. It can be tough, especially if your officemates pressure you into dining out […]

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How to Pay Debt Despite Having Low Income

Debt is an issue that many people contend with. Paying off debt is a concern regardless of income–but what if the issue is how to pay debt despite having a low salary? Dealing with debt when you have a low income is a difficult task. Some might even say it’s impossible. However, according to Lisa […]

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Crack Open Your Financial Fortune Cookie This Chinese New Year!

Ni hao, it’s Chinese New Year! Dragon dances and fortune cookies are an integral part of this celebration, so here is your chance to find out what the Year of the Pig holds for your financial fortune. Enter your Year of Birth (example: 1990) and crack open the cookie below to see what’s in store for […]

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Back Pay and Other Benefits You May Receive Upon Resignation

There are many reasons why employees leave employers; poor management, office location, lack of career growth, or a plan to start a new business. Whatever it may be, leaving a job can be bittersweet—you bid goodbye to your colleagues as you look forward to new possibilities. Upon resignation, another thing to look forward to is your […]

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Grow Your Money Faster with a High-Interest Savings Account

Most savings accounts from major banks in the Philippines grow funds at a measly rate of 0.10% to 0.25% per year. A savings account is good enough to keep your money for daily expenses but not for other financial goals in which you need to grow it faster. Good thing, there are quite a handful of […]

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Complete List of Banks That Operate on Weekends

Need to deposit money but don’t have the time to do it on a weekday? Since banks usually close before 5:00 PM, accomplishing bank errands can be a challenge especially when you have other important things to do. Fortunately, banks are now more lenient when it comes to operating hours. Major banks like Chinabank and […]

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Work from Home Law: Is Telecommuting Good or Bad for You?

Tired of commuting to and from work every day, you’ve been monitoring updates on the work from home bill and keeping your fingers crossed. Finally, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the telecommuting bill into law. Sounds like good news, but is it really something to look forward to? The Telecommuting Act (Republic Act 11165) allows private employees […]

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Tidy Up Your Life: Where to Sell or Donate Old Clothes and Other Used Items

Letting go of something is never easy. Case in point: the piles of clothes you don’t wear anymore. What do you plan to do with them? If you’ve heard of the KonMari method from the popular Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” you know what to do: let go of things that don’t spark joy. […]

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8 Profitable Businesses You Can Start at Home

Nobody becomes rich by being an employee forever—you’ve heard it a million times already, and you couldn’t agree more. And so, you start your search for profitable business ideas you can start at home. If you’re thinking of switching from employment to entrepreneurship (or do both at the same time), here are some great business ideas in […]

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10 Financial Bloggers You Should Follow This Year

One of the best ways to handle your finances better is to learn from the experts and follow the journey of those who are on their way to financial freedom. In the Philippines, there’s no shortage of financial bloggers who offer their knowledge, experience, and advice for free. Who are the best personal finance bloggers […]

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