All Articles With Author : Venus Zoleta

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Wireless Internet on the Go: 5 Pocket WiFi Options for Filipinos

Battery-powered and fitting in the palm of a hand, a pocket WiFi (also called mobile WiFi) is a wireless router that lets you be connected anywhere and share internet access to multiple devices simultaneously. Although a smartphone can do the same job, using it as a WiFi hotspot can quickly drain the phone’s battery life. […]

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9 House Cleaning Services You Can Book in Metro Manila

Everyone knows the importance of keeping one’s home clean. The problem, however, is not everyone has time for house cleaning, especially working professionals who live alone in the metro. Even if you or anyone in your household can take on the task of keeping your home clean, there are certain jobs like deep cleaning and […]

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Shopping in the Time of COVID: 26 Online Grocery Stores with Delivery Services

How do you keep your pantry stocked without leaving home? Use an online grocery delivery service. They may not be as well-known as the brick-and-mortar supermarket giants, but online grocery stores have been around for a while. Suddenly, Filipinos have realized their value now that the entire Luzon and several provinces and cities in the […]

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Does Health Insurance Cover COVID-19? What Filipinos Need to Know

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has caught the world off guard. With the rising number of confirmed cases and deaths worldwide, the pandemic disease[1] has triggered much confusion and uncertainty—feelings we certainly aren’t comfortable with. Having health insurance coverage (should you or a loved one gets infected with the dreaded disease) for COVID-19 is […]

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Car Sanitation Tips to Help Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Is your car free from the novel coronavirus? Much of what we hear about coronavirus prevention has to do with good personal hygiene, such as frequent and proper handwashing. But there’s hardly any info on how to disinfect car interior and keep it virus-free. During the outbreak, protect yourself and your passengers through good car […]

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11 Credit Cards for Women in the Philippines 2020

Women are nurturing by nature. We usually prioritize the needs of others—children, parents, partners, etc.—over our own. But have you ever considered your own needs like self-care? This is an especially important factor when shopping for credit cards for women. Do you love shopping, traveling, or pampering yourself to de-stress? Don’t feel guilty about it! […]

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[Battle of the Brands] Android vs iPhone: Which is the Better Smartphone?

Google’s Android or Apple’s iPhone? Picking one is difficult. Both types of mobile devices have great features, and their differences aren’t too obvious. Also, these smartphones are equipped with two of the world’s leading mobile operating systems. Android and iOS have the largest market share in the Philippines (at 99.72% combined), as of February 2020[1]. […]

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Fire Insurance in the Philippines: Why It’s Important to Get One

Do you know why March was chosen as the month to raise awareness of the causes and dangers of fire? March marks the start of summer in the Philippines, apart from being one of the hottest months of the year. It’s also during this month when the most number of fires happen. This was why, […]

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Know Your Taxes: Basics of Tax in the Philippines

Tax in the Philippines is quite a complicated matter. But you don’t have to be a CPA or math whiz to know what it entails. Apart from filing and paying taxes, it’s also important to know what taxes you must pay, why you have to pay taxes, and where your taxes go. Don’t be confused. […]

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PayPal Account Guide for First-Time Users in the Philippines

In this technologically advanced era, it’s hard to imagine life without a PayPal account. Signing up on PayPal is your rite of passage to adulthood—it allows you to perform financial transactions over the internet, like shopping online, sending money, and receiving payments. While PayPal helps make online transactions a lot easier, faster, and safer, it […]

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Should You Get a Supplementary Credit Card or Your Own Credit Card?

You’re probably exploring your options for your first credit card, and you’ve heard that a sure-fire way to get approved is to apply for a supplementary credit card. While getting a supplementary card seems the easier route to meeting your adulting goals or becoming financially independent, you have to think about whether this is the […]

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The Filipino Commuter’s Guide to Using Beep Card

Modern cashless payment tools such as Beep cards make our commuting life easier and hassle-free. But to maximize the benefits of using a Beep card, you have to know how to use it properly. Here’s a quick beginner’s guide to using a Beep card in the Philippines. What is Beep Card? beepTM is a reloadable […]

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RFC Loan Guide: How to Get a Loan from Radiowealth Finance

Struggling to find a loan that’s easy to get and suitable for your needs? The RFC loan might just be what you’re looking for. Here’s everything you need to know about this online loan, so you know if it’s perfect for you. We’ve also included a quick RFC loan application guide should you decide it’s […]

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10 Credit Cards for First-Time Applicants in the Philippines

Thinking of applying for a credit card? One of the first things you should know is that credit card companies will look at your credit history. Banks are after low-risk, consistent payers. Having a credit history shows that you can responsibly use your credit card and not go over your credit limit. This is good […]

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Smart Padala Guide for New Users and Agents in the Philippines

Smart Padala is one of the leading and most recognizable names in the Philippine money remittance industry. Even non-customers are probably familiar with the brand without getting a glimpse of its TV ads before. You may have come across its banners in your neighborhood store and practically everywhere. And you won’t even have to wonder […]

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Number Coding Guide for Filipino Motorists in 2020

What could be worse than being stuck in EDSA traffic while rushing to work? It’s when you get busted for number coding violation. You may blame your misfortune on the confusing rules or you may argue that you don’t know you’re not supposed to drive today due to coding. While those may be true, ignorance […]

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Chinese New Year 2020: 8 Exciting Deals to Welcome the Year of the Metal Rat

The rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac. This zodiac sign in Chinese astrology signifies vitality. And because Chinese New Year 2020 starts the Year of the Metal Rat, it’s considered a year of new beginnings. With the Year of the Rat officially starting on January 25, the city will be once more […]

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NBI Renewal Guide: How to Renew Your NBI Clearance in 2020

A National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance has plenty of uses in the Philippines. This simple piece of blue paper is often a requirement for job and visa applications. It’s also honored as a valid ID for postal ID application, voter’s registration, and DTI business name registration. Regardless of what you’ll use this clearance for, […]

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20 Credit Cards You Need to Have in 2020

It’s the start of a new year again. If getting your finances in order is among your resolutions for 2020, then one of the things you need to do is to find the best credit card for your needs. With the right choice and responsible use, a credit card can be a helpful tool in […]

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Online Scams in the Philippines to Watch Out For

Technology connects people in a matter of clicks even when they’re miles apart. But like any good thing, there’s also a dark side to it. Having a fairly visible online presence—and sometimes any online presence at all—can open one up to the risk of online scams. Nobody likes getting scammed, but not everyone knows how […]

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