All Articles With Author : Ricky Publico

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Working from Home? Prepaid Home WiFi Options and Their Features

Internet services in the Philippines used to be expensive. Nowadays, it’s more affordable and gives you more choices than ever. There’s an internet plan for every budget, and thanks to prepaid WiFi kits, staying online has never been more affordable. Prepaid home WiFi kits have proven to be a godsend to those looking for more […]

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Quick Guide to Applying for an SSS Salary Loan Online

The enhanced quarantine currently placed over the entire Luzon area will certainly affect everyone’s finances for a while. Good thing applying for an SSS salary loan got a lot easier than it used to be. Thanks to a more developed online system, SSS members can easily apply for loans from the comfort of their homes. […]

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TPL Insurance in the Philippines: A Quick Guide for Filipino Motorists

This article was published on May 27, 2019 and was updated on March 23, 2020. Owning a car entails a lot of financial responsibilities. Aside from the car itself, you’ll be paying for things like registration, maintenance, and insurance. Many Filipinos choose to forgo the latter, thinking that being careful is enough. Newsflash! It’s not, […]

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How to Clean Your Phone in Today’s COVID-19 Reality

Just a quick experiment: name all the dirty items you can find in your house. Chances are, you’d say “Toilet!” right off the bat. Those answers weren’t entirely wrong, but what you probably forgot to add was your smartphone. Then you’ll probably say, “No it’s not!” while you try to remember if you ever learned […]

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Financial Lessons the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Teaching Us

It’s been a rough couple of weeks here in Metro Manila. It’s one thing to deal with the COVID-19 virus lurking around, it’s another to deal with a Luzon-wide community quarantine[1]. These latest developments will certainly change the way we live our lives for the next few weeks. Uncertainty and unrest still loom above us […]

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Staying at Home? 6 Cheap Yet Indulging Activities to Do

“Treat yo’ self!” says the popular expression. Indeed, it is important to treat yourselves to something after a long day of work. But at the same time, you don’t want to splurge to the point where you deplete your funds the next day. You have to find the right balance of treating yourself and making […]

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12 Budget Smartphones for All Types of Gamers

Aside from texting and making phone calls, smartphone owners use their phones mostly for gaming. A good gaming phone should be able to run games like Pokemon Go and Mobile Legends with few to zero lags. Before, you need to shell out a lot of money to buy a smartphone with high specs that are […]

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Complete List of Authorized Phone Service Centers in Metro Manila

Do you know where to go when you break your phone? It’s probably a weird question to ask, but it’s definitely something you should prepare for. What’s your protocol when you crack your screen or drop your phone in the shower? You should at least know where you can bring your phone for repairs. Here […]

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How to Get a TIN ID in the Philippines: A Complete Guide

Being a taxpayer means being a responsible member of society. Part of adulting is to understand the importance of contributing a portion of your earnings for the betterment of the Philippines as a whole. As proof that you are a taxpayer, you can request for a Tax Identification Number (TIN) ID from your nearest Bureau […]

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8 Smart Ways to Earn Money Online Using Your Smartphone

Looking to earn some additional income? No need to look further because you can actually do so right from your smartphone. Yes, the thing that you can’t live without nowadays can help you find ways on how to earn money online. Isn’t that great? Who knew your phone can offer you more than just the […]

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9 Fun and Exciting Valentine’s Day Activities for Singles

Dreading Valentine’s Day this year? Don’t let the sight of happy couples make you green with envy or break down in tears. The occasion isn’t exclusive to romantic couples, you know. Valentine’s Day should be a celebration of love in general, including love for your family, friends, and especially yourself. So it doesn’t matter if […]

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Affordable Valentine’s Day Activities to Celebrate the Love Month

Are you looking for ways to save money this coming Valentine’s Day, but don’t want it to look like you’re shortchanging your date or special someone? With a little sincerity and a lot of effort, you can still make the season of love feel special—even if you’re on a budget. Here are some Valentine’s Day […]

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13 Must-Have Phone Accessories to Improve Your Mobile Experience

Sometimes, having a cool or expensive smartphone isn’t enough. After all, not everything comes with the box. You still need phone accessories to fully maximize the value of your smartphone. Luckily, finding them won’t be a hopeless task. Here are some fine examples of phone accessories you should have. Because hey, you deserve it. Must-Have […]

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Best Savings and Budget Apps for a Finance Healthy 2020

This article was originally published on February 2, 2018 and was updated on January 30, 2020. Admit it: money management isn’t easy. Sometimes, no matter how hard you save money or maintain a budget, you still end up spending money after a few months. Whether it’s an emergency, a night out with friends, or a […]

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11 Must-Have Phones and Gadgets for Your 2020 Wishlist

The tech world in 2020 is buzzing as always, thanks to the constant innovation of phone and gadget makers worldwide. There are no shortage of innovations when it comes to consumer tech, and 2020 is no different. It’s time to update your tech wishlist because you don’t want to miss any of these. Here are […]

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Why Gadget Protect Isn’t Exactly Phone Insurance

If there’s one thing most Filipinos cherish the most today, it’s their smartphones. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go back to bed, you spend most of your days with a smartphone in hand. And whether you admit it or not, you probably drop your phone at least once a day. […]

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10 Compelling Reasons Why Filipinos Trust Moneymax

“Helping Filipinos lead healthier financial lives.” For five years and counting, Moneymax stayed true to their slogan by expanding their services and advocating for financial literacy. And in return, they have earned the trust of over a million Filipinos by being more than just an online comparison platform. Why do Filipinos trust Moneymax? Explore the […]

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Simple Acronyms to Make Budgeting Simpler in 2020

Congratulations for surviving the last decade! We’re not psychics, but we’re guessing that one of your resolutions for 2020 is to start budgeting and saving money. Now those are resolutions worth keeping. But in order to see a resolution through the end, it helps to have some budgeting acronyms to help remind you of your […]

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Vacation or Staycation: 11 Cool Airbnb Rooms in the Philippines

In every vacation brainstorming session, there are questions that need to be answered. Picking which city to go to is the easiest one, but the deeper the questioning goes, the harder the decisions will be. One question is constant: “Where are we going to stay?” And while hotels are a viable option, they also tend […]

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Hungry? Try These Convenient Food Delivery Apps Today!

This article was originally published on September 22, 2018 and was updated on December 20, 2019. Filipinos love food, that’s for sure. However, due to the soul-crushing traffic we encounter everyday and the highly unpredictable weather in the Philippines, we are often hesitant to go out and try new dining experiences. What makes it more […]

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