All Articles With Author : Venus Zoleta

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

Tala Loan Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Borrowing From Tala Philippines

What’s the quickest and safest way to borrow money if you don’t have any supporting financial documents? If you’re having difficulty getting approved for a bank loan, know that there are alternatives you can turn to, like quick cash loans from private lenders. One of the alternative loans to consider is Tala Loan from Tala […]

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HSBC Credit Card Promo 2019: 11 Offers You Should Not Miss

Do you have a credit card with HSBC? Make the most out of its use by availing of an HSBC credit card promo. If you don’t have an HSBC card yet, you can immediately qualify for certain promos that cater to new customers. Here are 11 HSBC credit card promos you don’t want to miss […]

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LTO Student Permit Application Guide for First-Time Drivers

Driving a car for the first time? You need to be licensed to drive legally in the Philippines. But before you can qualify for a driver’s license, you have to apply first for a student permit at the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Here’s a guide to help you with your student permit application. What is […]

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How to Easily Compute Your Meralco Bill and Electricity Consumption

Don’t you just hate getting shocked by how much your electricity bill has increased compared to the previous months? If you hate surprises like that, then you have to prepare yourself and, of course, your budget for what’s to come. Before your next Meralco bill arrives, know how much you’ll pay for your electric consumption […]

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Visa vs Mastercard: Which Credit Card Brand is Better?

Choosing between Visa and Mastercard? It’s tough to take a pick from these two leading credit card brands because of their many similarities and a few subtle differences. But before we compare Visa vs Mastercard, let’s set the record straight. They don’t issue credit cards—banks do. These companies process credit card and debit card payments […]

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PRC Online Application: Guide for Professionals in the Philippines

Like other government agencies in the Philippines, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has made several services available online through the Licensure Examination and Registration Information System (LERIS). This way, professionals can transact more quickly and conveniently with the PRC any time. The PRC online services you can avail include licensure exam application, initial registration for issuing […]

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[Battle of the Brands] Foodpanda vs GrabFood: Which Food Delivery Service is Better?

Online food delivery services in the Philippines have changed the way Filipinos order food. It’s convenient to order food online—no need to step out and brave the heat and traffic. It takes just a few taps on your smartphone to order from your favorite restaurant. Then all that’s left to do is to wait within […]

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COL Financial Guide for Stock Investing Beginners

Looking to grow your money in the long term through investing in stocks? Gone are the days when only the wealthy can afford to buy stocks. Now, everyone—even college students and housewives—can begin investing through online stock brokers like COL Financial. Stock investing in the Philippines is made easy and affordable for the average investor […]

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Cashback vs Rewards Credit Cards: Which Should You Get?

Which would you rather have: a credit card that earns rebates or one that earns rewards points? Choosing between cashback credit cards and rewards credit cards isn’t as simple as that, though. Understand the pros and cons of each type of credit card, so you can pick the one that’s better for you. What is […]

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Best Siargao Resorts: Where to Stay in Siargao Based on Your Budget

Even if it’s world-famous as the surfing capital of the Philippines, Siargao appeals not just to surfers but also to every type of traveler all year round. Because of this, Siargao resorts cater to different budgets as well, with accommodations ranging from cheap hostels with bunk beds to luxurious villas in five-star hotels. Whatever you […]

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Pag-IBIG Acquired Assets: Complete Guide to Buying Foreclosed Properties

Pag-IBIG acquired assets are ideal for both low-income earners who want to own an affordable home and real estate investors who want to maximize their returns. Interested in buying an acquired asset from Pag-IBIG? Here’s everything you need to know about Pag-IBIG Fund acquired assets to make an informed buying decision. What are Pag-IBIG Acquired […]

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Step-by-Step Guide to Car Insurance Renewal in the Philippines

Is your car insurance policy due for renewal? Here is a quick step-by-step guide: Review Your Policy Assess Your Car Insurance Coverage Decide on Your Deductible Review Your Car Insurance Provider Get and Compare Car Insurance Quotes Choose the Best Car Insurance Policy and Provider Provide or Update Your Information Pay for Your Car Insurance […]

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Top 15 Fuel Efficient Cars in the Philippines

Looking to buy a car? Don’t just look at the selling prices. With the rising fuel prices, fuel economy has become all the more important factor in choosing a vehicle nowadays. The less fuel a car consumes and the farther distance it covers per liter, the better it is for a car owner’s wallet. It […]

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The Ultimate Travel Checklist: What to Pack for Your Next Trip

All your bags are packed; you’re ready to go. You thought you’ve brought everything you need for your trip, only to find out later that you forgot to bring something really important. It could be your medicines, passport, or worse, your wallet! Don’t just toss stuff into your bag. You’ll tend to leave out stuff […]

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Drowning in Debt? How to Eliminate the Common Types of Debt

One of the last things anyone would like to happen: having too much debt. But it does happen when debt is managed poorly. It’s bad for one’s mental health as it is to the wallet. And so, taking proactive steps to solve this financial difficulty is a lot better than wallowing in anxiety and worrying […]

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[Battle of the Brands] Lazada vs Shopee: Which is the Better Online Shopping Site?

Where do you usually shop online? Chances are, Lazada and Shopee are among your go-to sites for buying stuff on the internet. Indeed, these two e-commerce platforms dominate as online shopping destinations in the Philippines. Based on a Kantar Worldpanel survey, 84% of Filipinos would rather buy from established e-commerce companies despite having many more […]

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Maxicare EReady: The Perfect Prepaid Health Card for Medical Emergencies

One can never be fully prepared for any emergency, especially when it concerns your health or that of your loved ones. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything for when anything unexpected happens. It doesn’t cost a fortune to prepare for any medical emergency. And now that prepaid health cards have become easily accessible […]

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Transferring or Receiving Money? Complete List of SWIFT Codes and Bank Codes in the Philippines

When making international money transfers, you’re usually required to enter the SWIFT code (or bank code for PayPal transactions). Just what are these codes and what are they used for? How can you find them? Fortunately, these unfamiliar codes are actually simple to decode. This guide provides everything you need to know about SWIFT codes […]

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NBI Clearance Online Application and Renewal: Simple Step-by-Step Guide

NBI clearance application and renewal used to be a tedious and time-consuming process. Remember how you endured long lines and spent almost an entire day to get that all-important piece of paper? The experience would get worse if you had a hit, which meant you’d have to bear the agony of waiting and the hassle […]

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10 Best Credit Cards for Women in the Philippines

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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