All Articles With Author : Ricky Publico

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

The New Normal: What to Expect After the Lockdown

No one expected a pandemic to ruin everyone’s plans in 2020. And whether we like it or not, we can never go back to the way things were. COVID-19 changed the way we live in more ways than one, so much so that we are all forced to live “the new normal.” As early as […]

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Money Lessons I’ve Learned from Using a Money Management App

They often say millennials are too attached to their phones. How can we not when they help us in almost all the things we do in our everyday life? Case in point: keeping track of our spendings. Thanks to money management apps, we can easily sort out our financial lives. I would know, because I’ve […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Using GrabPay Philippines

Here’s a bold prediction: Mobile wallets will be the trend in the new normal. Online payments will increase and stores will slowly offer more online payment methods to facilitate this. So as early as now, you should familiarize yourself with all the mobile wallet options out there—one of which is GrabPay Philippines. Even if you […]

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6 Credible Telehealth Services for Online Medical Consultation

There was a time not too long ago when seeking medical advice online was discouraged. It doesn’t help that false medical information continues to spread on social media to this day. But now that the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to stay indoors, getting a good online medical consultation has never been more important. Enter telehealth […]

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7 Questions to Re-Think Your Budget Strategy During COVID-19

From wedding plans to family vacations, almost everyone had to pause their way of life due to the enhanced quarantine. It may be a good idea to spend your free time re-thinking your budget strategy and assess whether you’re ready for any unexpected COVID-19 expenses. Ask these questions and use the answers to help build […]

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Changing the Way We Bank

If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that COVID-19 successfully hit the pause button of the entire planet. The world is dealing with a major pandemic years after the last one and once this is over, there will definitely be a new normal—from being more health-conscious to changing the ways we manage our […]

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A Guide to Paying Electricity Bills with Meralco Online

Don’t you just hate it when the Meralco billing comes and you have to go out and line up to pay for it? How many interrupted viewing or gaming sessions have you endured just to settle your electricity bills? Well now you’re free from all that, thanks to Meralco Online. Learn more about its features […]

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Financial To-Do List to Finish During the Lockdown

You know those tasks you put aside and promised to accomplish when you have the time? The lockdown just gave you a chance to finish all of them. And since it won’t end anytime soon, you still have plenty of time to work on these financial back burners for you to have a better financial […]

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Lazada Loans: What Online Shoppers Need to Know

Online shopping has never been this essential lately, and it’s safe to say that Lazada helped provide a convenient platform for Filipinos to shop for their needs. Another great deal of help they’re providing is their newest Lazada Loans feature, where shoppers can apply for a short-term loan for Lazada purchases. Here’s a guide to […]

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6 Simple Ways to Earn Money While on Lockdown

The global pandemic may have taken away some of your freedom, as most people are now advised to just stay at and work from home. While it is totally understandable to use some of your free time to relax and chill, you might also want to consider exploring more ways to earn money from home. […]

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16 Mobile Games to Help Keep Your Mind Off COVID-19

How are you spending your downtime during the lockdown? Instead of scrolling through your social feed, why not use your phone to have a good time? This is where mobile games come in. Because believe it or not, games aren’t only for children. Even hardworking, over-stressed adults like you can enjoy these mobile games right […]

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7 Financial Mistakes to Avoid When Working From Home

Working from home sounds like the perfect work setup. Imagine getting the job done without leaving the comforts of your house. No need to deal with traffic jams, loud office chatter and other inconveniences of the daily grind. If theres one thing the enhanced quarantine brought to most working professionals, it’s the freedom of working […]

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Lockdown Boredom Busters: How to Have a Good Quaran-Time

It’s been weeks since the enhanced lockdown was announced and you’re probably bored of watching or listening to the same old stuff you love. Since this whole COVID-19 business isn’t going to end anytime soon, it’s best to try and explore other pieces of media to keep you occupied and sane. Here is a list […]

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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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