Category Archives: Easy Reading

5 Things Every Couple Should Talk About to Finish Rich

It has been a month since I got married. And of course one of my goals is for our starting family to have a solid financial plan so we can ‘finish rich’. Now I know a LOT about personal finance; but when it comes to family finance, I admit to having minimal personal experience. So…

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3 Financial Insights from a 5 Hour Traffic Jam

The traffic in the streets of Metro Manila are crazy. I was coming from Paranaque City (Bicutan) and wanted to go to Katipunan to play boardgames with my friends over dinner. We left the house at 6pm, and 3 hours later, we were only at the Market, Market! area which was only 1/3 of the…

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How Much Is Your Vote Worth This Elections?

Magkano ba talaga ang halaga ng boto mo? Today let’s talk about the real value of your vote, the value of your democratic right. the The reason why we’re going ‘political’ today is because we’ve all heard people saying that every vote counts, it’s your democratic right, and every election people there is always a campaign…

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Kasalanan nino maging mahirap?

“Hindi natin kasalanan ang naipanganak na mahirap pero kasalanan na natin ang mamatay ng mahirap” This question was sent in by one of our subscribers named Mabini, and he asked: Sir J3 last week, may nag conduct ng values formation seminar sa school, sabi nya: ‘It is not our fault if we are born poor, but…

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10 Major Financial Advantages That Filipinos Take For Granted

  In the news and social media it’s very easy to find issues about what’s wrong with the Philippines and being a Filipino. If you read them all, you can’t help but think ‘kawawa naman ang mga Pilipino’, or ‘mahirap talaga ang buhay sa Pilipinas’. Honestly, I’m tired of these articles, because aside from it…

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17 Things Yuppies Need to Know to Win the Game of Money

The biggest financial opportunities and dangers exist in the first 5 years of how young professionals use their money. This is because during this phase, money habits are learned, developed and reinforced. If you acquire wealth habits, then your life would be a fulfilling journey to security, freedom and eventually abundance. But if you acquire…

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7 Financial Milestones to Reach Before You Hit 30

  It’s great to be 30! You’re young and full of energy to dream and create a bright future for yourself. At the same time, you’re no longer naive about the challenges in the real world. You are hopeful for the future, and ready to accept the responsibilities that would lead you to success. In…

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Financial Lessons from: Disney Pixar’s UP!

I have watched Disney Pixar’s Up (2010) more than 5 times since it came out, and it has never failed to make me cry in the first 5 minutes. (If you’ve never watched the movie, just watch the first 5 minutes and I’ll bet you’ll also cry. Watch it here, before reading the article –…

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3 Expensive Costs of Being Financially Ignorant

  “If you think education is expensive… try ignorance.” The most expensive money mistakes are the ones you have no idea you’re making. When it comes to financial education, it is easier to prefer “free” ignorance over having to pay for education. The consequence of this is a short-term gain (savings) with a long-term pain (bad…

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7 Things the Middle Class Should Be Afraid Of

If you are a Filipino who receives a steady paycheck regularly, then you can safely say that you are a member of the Philippine middle class. And if your steady paycheck allows you to buy your needs and/or wants, yet still have money left over for savings, then congratulations! You should be very proud of…

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