All Articles With Author : Venus Zoleta

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Ultimate Guide to Mall Hours December 2019

The traffic situation in Metro Manila is already bad on a normal day. Now that the holiday season has begun, it will only get worse, what with the throng of mallgoers. In recent years, mall hours start at 11 a.m. (instead of the usual 10 a.m. opening time) on weekdays during the Christmas season to […]

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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 Filipino Shoppers

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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Simple 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 rent out their properties. In recent years, the company has seen […]

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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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10 Car Insurance Myths You Should Stop Believing

When it comes to car insurance, Pinoys worry a lot about the cost, coverage, and claims processing. But if you research and read up on car insurance myths and facts, you’ll realize that some of your assumptions about insurance could actually be incorrect. Are your beliefs about car insurance accurate? Know the real score and […]

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8 Mobile Device Protection Tips to Keep Your Smartphone in Good Condition

Today’s smartphones are a lot different from the bulky Nokias and flip phones of the late 1990s to the early 2000s. Modern phones are sleek, more technologically advanced, and more functional. Who would’ve thought back then that future phones could take pictures and even let people browse the web? On the flip side, smartphones are […]

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First Time Driver? Here’s How to Get the Right Car Insurance for You

Being a new and young driver comes not only with perks but also responsibilities, like maintaining your car regularly, driving safely, knowing and obeying the traffic signs and rules, and getting a driver’s license. An equally important but often overlooked task: getting one’s car insured. Before you hit the road and enjoy your newfound freedom, […]

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Invest in Yourself: 26 Free Online Courses You Can Take in the Philippines

This article was originally published on November 22, 2017 and was updated on October 11, 2019. Online courses allow you to develop new skills (or enhance existing ones) in your free time, at your own pace, and anywhere. Whether it’s for finding a job, advancing your career, starting a business, or simply learning something new, […]

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22 Savings Accounts in the Philippines with Low Maintaining Balance

The Philippines is still a largely unbanked country. Data from the latest Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas financial inclusion survey show that 77% or 52.8 million adults don’t put their money in a formal bank account. Out of those who are unbanked, 60% said they didn’t open an account due to lack of money. This is […]

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Cars for Sale in the Philippines: Top Places to Score New Wheels

Buying your first car is an exciting yet overwhelming experience. There are plenty of decisions to make. Should I buy a brand-new or used car? What’s the right model for me? How will I finance a car purchase? And of course, the most important questions you should be asking yourself are: Where do I find […]

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Personal Loan Myths in the Philippines You Should Stop Believing

Think everything you hear about personal loans is true? Filipinos have this irrational fear about loans because of what they hear from other people. Believing in personal loan myths could lead to missed opportunities for achieving goals like starting a business or funding your graduate studies. In itself, borrowing money from reputable financial institutions is […]

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