All Articles With Author : Venus Zoleta

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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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6 Affordable Noche Buena Menus Under P2,000

How far can your PHP 1,000+ go when you buy food for Noche Buena? An analysis by the ABS-CBN Investigative and Research Group (1) found that a typical food basket with 11 assorted Noche Buena products worth PHP 1,280 in 2014 can now buy only two expensive items: ham and keso de bola. That’s the […]

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[Battle of the Brands] SM Hypermarket vs Puregold: Which is the Cheaper and Better Supermarket?

Where do you usually buy your groceries from? For sure, you have shopped at one or both of the two largest grocery retail chains in the Philippines: SM Markets (which covers SM Hypermarket, SM Supermarket, and Savemore) and Puregold. You’re probably wondering which supermarket has cheaper products and better services. Should you stay loyal to […]

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Applying for a Rewards Credit Card? Read This First

Earning and redeeming rewards for purchases is undeniably the most exciting part of using a credit card. Who doesn’t want to get rewarded and save money while spending? It’s most likely the reason you’re considering to apply for a rewards credit card. But what are rewards credit cards, really? Are they worth it? This guide […]

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5 Steps to Becoming an Airbnb Host in the Philippines

The real estate and tourism industries in the Philippines are booming—and what better way to take advantage of it than offering your property on digital home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb? Airbnb is an online marketplace that connects travelers seeking accommodations and hosts looking to list their properties. In recent years, the company has seen tremendous […]

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Ultimate Guide to Mall Hours December 2019

Quick links to Holiday Mall Hours in Metro Manila:  December 2019 Mall Hours in Quezon City December 2019 Mall Hours in Mandaluyong December 2019 Mall Hours in Pasig December 2019 Mall Hours in San Juan December 2019 Mall Hours in Manila December 2019 Mall Hours in BGC and Taguig December 2019 Mall Hours in Makati […]

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How Much Can I Earn from Being an Airbnb Host?

“How much can I earn with Airbnb?” You probably have this question in mind while deciding if you should start hosting on the online home-sharing platform. Of course, you want to make sure it will be worth the time, money, and effort you’ll be investing. So take your time in evaluating if becoming an Airbnb […]

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The Ultimate Checking Account Guide for Filipinos

Even though banking has gone digital these days, traditional financial products like checking accounts are still common in the Philippines. Some businesses and lending institutions even prefer payments in checks that serve as tangible proof of transaction. For regular folks, the need for a checking account may not be as urgent as that of a […]

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8 Best Credit Cards for Shopping in the Philippines

Do you love shopping? When purchasing something, using a credit card is much better than paying in cash. Swiping a card is more convenient and secure than bringing cash. It also earns you rewards, rebates, discounts, freebies, and other privileges you won’t get from cash payments. But which credit cards for shopping is the best […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Cool Gifts for Tech Lovers

Gadgets are among the most sought-after and exciting holiday gifts. They make awesome Christmas gift ideas, but what makes tech shopping so challenging is finding the perfect present for tech lovers who either seem to have everything or are hard to please. If you want to give thoughtful gifts this Christmas for your gadget-obsessed loved […]

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Phone Repair in the Philippines: What are the Best Options?

When your smartphone gets damaged, one of the most lingering questions you have in mind is where to bring it for repair. You might even be considering do-it-yourself fixes, looking for DIY phone repair video tutorials on YouTube and hoping to find a way to get your device working normally again. But attempting a DIY […]

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Getting Married in the Philippines? Here’s What Couples Must Do

Marriage isn’t something people do on a whim. Just as you don’t marry someone you met only yesterday, you don’t get married without being legally ready. Getting married in the Philippines won’t be an easy ride, what with the many requirements (such as marriage contract and license) soon-to-weds have to take care of. It’s far […]

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Online Loans in the Philippines: What Filipinos Need to Know

Struggling with getting approved for a personal loan? Wondering why banks always reject your applications? An online loan might just be the solution to meet your urgent financial needs. Online loans from private lending companies offer borrowers a good alternative to traditional loans from banks. They fill in the gaps in terms of convenience, application […]

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[Battle of the Brands] Globe vs Smart: Which is the Better Mobile Network?

“Globe or Smart?” For the longest time, consumers have only these two telecommunication giants in the Philippines as choices of prepaid and postpaid mobile services. The Ayala-owned Globe Telecom, Inc. is one of the biggest and most profitable companies in the country, with 74.1 million mobile subscribers (including TM subscribers). Meanwhile, the PLDT-owned Smart Communications, […]

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7 Common Ways to Break Your Phone and How to Avoid Them

As much as they’re convenient and useful, smartphones are prone to accidents such as sudden drops and water splashes. When yours get damaged, that dream gadget could turn into a nightmare real quick. Dealing with a damaged phone can be a huge hassle. Unless you have phone insurance, your money would go down the drain […]

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What is a Comparison Website and How Can It Help Me?

How do you usually shop in a mall or bazaar? If you’re like any smart shopper, you don’t buy the first item you see on the rack. Rather, you hop from one store to another, checking out prices and scrutinizing product specs down to the last detail. Of course, you’d want to make sure you’ll […]

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My Phone Got Damaged. What Should I Do?

Uh-oh. Your precious phone slipped out of your hands while you’re playing Mobile Legends or taking selfies by the pool. Yes, it’s a freak-out moment. Getting your phone damaged by water or an accidental drop is much more terrifying than any Halloween horror story. But don’t panic—you can still save your broken phone and restore […]

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