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Here's Why Your 13th Month Pay and Christmas Bonuses Don't Last

A financial expert explains how you can stop living from paycheck to paycheck.
The extra cash that comes during the latter part of the year is always a welcome financial reprieve—but why does it seem that the money doesn't really last? It's not even about being a spendthrift, as there are expenses that can't be
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Here's How to Decide If You Should Pay in Installments

Thinking about making a big purchase? Here's what to keep in mind.
The end of the year is near and people are already planning how to spend their 13th-month pay and bonuses. With so many big purchases on the horizon, paying in installments can be tempting — you can buy the things you need (or
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How to Invest Money Without Losing It All in One Go

New year, new (financially responsible) me.
As 2019 comes to a close, here’s one thing you should add as one of your New Year resolutions that you can and should fulfill: investments. New year, new (financially responsible) me. With the New Year fast approaching, it might be time
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These Are the Money-Saving Tips Isabelle Daza Swears By

She plays it smart when it comes to money matters!
Celebrities—they're just like us. They, too, need to think smart about money matters. Isabelle Daza-Semblat understands how tempting it is to impulsively buy a new pair of shoes or a new arm candy, but she also knows that being financially stable is
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Here's How You Can Book Hotels Without A Credit Card

You read that right: No credit card needed
You can now book your last-minute travel plans or big 2020 adventures through Agoda without needing a credit card. As one of the world's fastest growing digital travel platforms, Agoda heard your pleas, which is why it's now easier for Filipinos to book
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An Expert Explains Why You Should Be Investing Right Now

Do you feel like you're not financially free? Read on.
Financial freedom: That's what everybody wants. Whether you're a fresh grad or a few years into the wonderful world of employment, everyone just wants to have enough room to breathe. If you're not sure what financial freedom is, it's the feeling of
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5 Mobile Payment Apps That Will Help You Go Cashless

Shopping will be extra convenient from now on.
There’s this ambitious goal that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has for the country. By 2020, it aims to make 20 percent of all transactions in the Philippines electronic, which means without using cash. While it remains to be seen if
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How to Be Smarter With Money Even If You Don't Have Much

Practical tips from the head of a financial technology company
We’re already a few days into 2019, so you’ve probably already read a bunch of articles about how you can be smarter and more responsible with your money for the year. Whether it's about which stocks performed best last year or money challenges you can
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6 Easy Money-Saving Challenges You Can Try This Year

So you can finally go on that dream trip!
The new year is a good time to start creating new habits since you’re still inspired and excited by the idea of turning over a new leaf. And while most of us often falter with fitness-related resolutions, a financial shift has benefits that you'll
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These Are the 8 Best Credit Cards to Use When Traveling Abroad

These credit cards will help you earn air miles faster and will you give you the lowest foreign exchange conversions.
Not all credit cards are created equal. If you're a frequent flyer, the right credit card could be your best travel companion. Below, we round up the best cards to use when traveling, according to their most notable features.Why It's Better: One
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Heart Evangelista Just Revealed Her Money-Saving Trick

Listen to her simple financial advice.
In Heart Evangelista's latest vlog, the actress allowed a peek inside her everyday bag (an Hermès Birkin in bubblegum pink, no biggie). She revealed her daily essentials, which include her Samsung smartphone, Chloe sunnies, La Mer lip balm, Louis Vuitton makeup kit, Acqua
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How the Php54/$1 Exchange Rate Can Affect Your Online Purchases

It might not be the best time to bulk buy from the US!
The Philippine peso hit a fresh low on Wednesday, September 12, closing at P54.13 against the US dollar, the weakest it has been in almost 13 years. The last time the Philippine peso was at this level was in December 2005, according
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These Are the Best Times to Use Your Credit Card

Whether it's for security, convenience, or additional perks!
The Philippines is far from being a cashless country, but when it comes to certain transactions, the pluses of swiping a credit card outweigh those of paying with cash. Used wisely, the shiny piece of plastic can offer its owners more bang
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This Is the Japanese Money-Saving Secret You Should Try Now

It's called kakeibo, and here's how you can do it!
If one of your goals this year is to have more money in your bank account (extra budget for shopping, anyone?), then you might want to look into kakeibo, which in Japanese means “household account book.” It's a tool that has been used
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I'm Proud to Be Financially Savvy: 6 Steps to Smart Spending

The rumors are true: Your money can work for you. You’re welcome.
We’re with you: the topic of personal finance, debt and investments may be sending chills down your spine—because who wants to read about that next to stories filled with beautiful things and dreamy destinations? But allow us to shift your perspective: Money
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Here's How You Can Score MAC Lipsticks for Half the Price

No kidding!
In case you didn't know, MAC Cosmetics has a line of products that could make your lipstick hoarding dreams come true. It's called Little MAC, which is basically a mini version of some of their bestselling products—and everything retails for 600 pesos!That's right! For
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Prada Is Selling a Paperclip for US$185

No, seriously.
If you've got extra cash to spend on office supplies, Prada's got your back. Introducing the luxury label's sterling silver paperclip-shaped money holder, which retails at Barneys New York for $185!IMAGE Barneys New YorkIMAGE Barneys New YorkThe latest in fashion's disconcertingly recent
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7 Money Habits You Need to Break If You Want to Save

They're sneakily draining your finances.
How many times have you wondered why you’re always short on money? If you try reviewing your lifestyle, you’ll notice that you’re probably spending on little things that snowball into a big cash cut, or you’re investing on huge things that you