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Financial Adviser: How to analyze GDP stats for business decisions

Here’s the 5 basic steps you can take

Last week, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced that the Philippine economy grew by 7.1 percent for the third quarter compared to a 6 percent growth from the same quarter last year.The growth was also higher than the 7 percent growth registered ...

by Henry Ong  | November 22, 2016 05:00:00
News and Events

What companies run the country's best-managed funds?

Elite analysts reveal top choices for PH's best-performing funds from 2011 to 2015

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program is one of the world's most prestigious professional certification programs, and earning the CFA designation is no easy matter.  Successful candidates take an average of four years to earn their CFA charter and only 42 percent ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 20, 2016 04:00:00
Run & Grow

How much does a millennial need to save each month to retire with US$ 5 million?

In the Philippines, that’s at least Php 241M ”" so better start saving now

How much will you need to retire?Well, in 2014, Matthew Illian, a member of the Investment Committee at Marotta Wealth Management, Inc., wrote that “Someone retiring now in 2014 with US$ 1 million at age 65 can safely withdraw US$ 43,600 a year. However, [because of ...

by John Rampton  | October 24, 2016 07:00:00
Business Ideas

Forbes Philippines lists the top 24 fintech startups

Here’s 12 of the 24 most innovative financial enterprises around

Ten years ago, the word fintech emerged in the local business scene, introducing flashy and compelling forms of payment and banking online. Many thought of it as risky, dangerous even, what with the complex and vast nature of the internet. Come 2016, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 10, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 7 budget planning tips every startup should know

Create (and follow!) your budget to generate profits

 Question: Our startup only began operating this year. As the year end is fast approaching, we thought that it will be a good idea to start reviewing our operations and plan our budget for next year. Do you have any advice on ...

by Henry Ong  | October 03, 2016 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Financial Adviser: 5 money mistakes that prevent you from becoming wealthy

Bad habits, like not settling credit card dues ASAP, have grave effects

Question: I have been working in the corporate world for some time now and it has always been my dream to go into entrepreneurship someday. Though I enjoy good pay from my company, I can’t seem to save enough money to start ...

by Henry Ong  | September 27, 2016 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Top 4 factors to consider in choosing an investment fund

Time for you to know about pooled funds, mutual funds and UITFs

Everyone has goals—a comfortable lifestyle, secure retirement, funding for their children’s education, even vacations. They’re all within your reach if you invest your money and do it wisely.As an entrepreneur, however, you may have difficulty in managing your investments. This is because ...

by Rienzie Biolena  | September 19, 2016 05:00:00
Run & Grow

10 ways to spend on ‘protective expenses’ (and why!)

The second part in our ”?"A Php 50,000 question” series

  Investment adviser and CEO of Personal Finance Advisers Philippines Corp., Efren Ll. Cruz, defines protective expenses as “expenses that—in the case of partial or total loss—can restore an item to its prior state, or restore for a limited amount of time the ...

by Jennee Grace Rubrico, Dulce Castillo-Morales and Joe Esgerra  | September 15, 2016 07:00:00
Run & Grow

A guide on how to dig yourself out of debt

Consider these 7 options and get started with a clean slate

It’s always a good time to start paring down your debt even before the financial troubles come knocking.Victoria Españo, CEO and chairperson of auditing firm Punongbayan & Araullo, says many Filipinos misunderstand bankruptcy, thinking of it as something so extremely negative as ...

by Lolita Villa  | September 02, 2016 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Financial Adviser: 5 most common ways of misappropriating cash (and how to prevent them)

Be aware of possible fraud that can happen in your company

 Question: I have a business which is in partnership with my best friend. I handle all the sales while my friend handles the finance part. The business has been doing well but I don’t understand why it is always short of cash ...

by Henry Ong  | August 16, 2016 05:00:00
Run & Grow

Financial Adviser: 6 strategies every startup must do to increase business value

From protecting the brand to nurturing relationships

 Question: My business has been operating for a year now and it is doing well. I have always wanted to retire someday. I could sell my business at a good price or leave it to professionals to manage it. What are the ...

by Henry Ong  | August 09, 2016 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Becoming a self-made millionaire

3 wealth management experts help you better your odds

It's certainly possible that your company could become a resounding success and net you several millions in a sale. But there can be difficulties, even if your business is a consistent earner. So if your dream is to become a self-made millionaire, ...

by Nina Zipkin  | August 03, 2016 05:00:00
Run & Grow

Financial Adviser: 5 steps to turn around a struggling business

Make some changes and become more profitable

 Question: We recently opened a restaurant business at a nearby mall with my relatives. It was not doing well the first few months so we thought that it may just be an issue of timing. Six months later, our restaurant is still ...

by Henry Ong  | August 02, 2016 02:00:00