Do You Want to Get FIREd?

Before you start getting worried wondering if you did something wrong at work, don’t be. In this case, being FIREd is a good thing! I’m talking about a term being thrown around in personal finance: FIRE. What is FIRE? FIRE stands for “Financially Independent, Retiring Early.” I know it literally sounds like early retirement, but […]

Should I Invest in Bitcoin?

There has been a surge of popularity of cryptocurrencies among Filipinos with many buying or investing in Bitcoin. Since its inception in 2009, early adopters of Bitcoin have made a lot of money like celebrities Ashton Kutcher, Paris Hilton and Floyd Mayweather. This earlier this month, another record was broken with one (1) bitcoin being […]

Why are Some Stocks Called Blue Chips?

So where did the term “blue chip” come from? And how did big companies such as Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) , Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Megaworld Corporation (MEG), Globe Telecom Inc (GLO) and Manila Electric Company (MER) come to be known as blue chips? The name “blue chip” came about from the game […]

How to Invest in the Stock Market

Learning how to invest in the stock market is not difficult. You just need to know where to start. On this page, I will share some simple tips to how to get started at growing your money in the stock market. Learning How to Invest in Stocks Starts with Education Before you part with any […]

Mutual Fund vs UITFs vs VULs

Have you recently decided to start investing but don’t have the time or knowledge to monitor your investments? Are you opting to choose investment funds that provide professional management of your investment? Should you invest in a variable universal life insurance, a mutual fund or a UITF? On today’s post, I will be giving you […]

5 Ways OFWs Can Invest in the Philippines

Filipinos working abroad need to realize that they cannot work forever. Sooner or later, they will retire, won’t be earning as much and most likely come back home to the Philippines. Thus, they need to make the smart financial move to make their earnings work for them by investing. Whether it’s buying their own home […]

The Worst Investment Advice I’ve Ever Heard

I’m sure she meant well, really. This happened to me a 8 years ago. I was going to open a mutual fund account with an investment company. As part of their paperwork requirements, I was to fill out a risk tolerance questionnaire. Basically, the questionnaire answers the questions: “Where should I invest my money? Should […]