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Lend to a billionaire and earn almost 6% p.a.

Edgar "Injap" Sia II's DoubleDragon is offering retail bonds paying above average deposit rates

It’s not every day that serious savers are given the opportunity to safely and legally earn more than the prevailing deposit rates by lending to a company run by the country's youngest dollar billionaire.Last November 29, Edgar “Injap” Sia II’s DoubleDragon Properties ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 02, 2016 02:00:00
News and Events

(Infographic) How is the Country's Best-Managed Stock Fund Doing

Check out the past and current performance of the CFA's choice for the Philippines’ best-managed equity fund

Stock market investing is not for the faint-hearted. Just take a look at the price chart of Philequity Fund managed by veteran stock broker and fund manager Wilson Sy. Philequity was named the Best-Managed Equity Fund by the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 01, 2016 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Financial Adviser: 5 ways to build a successful business with zero cash

Sure you need money, but if you got the strategies, capital can come from sources other than you

 Question: I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur but I don’t have the capital to start up a business. Should I delay my business plans until I have saved enough money to finance it? What should I do? – Dylan via ...

by Henry Ong  | November 02, 2016 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Financial Adviser: 5 ways to make your money work for you

Earn from your investment by managing your risks through these steps

 Question: I have been saving money since I started working several years ago but I don’t seem to have grown my money enough to meet retirement needs in the future. What should I do? – Dorothy via emailAnswer: While it is good ...

by Henry Ong  | October 18, 2016 06:00:00
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
Business Ideas

Financial Adviser: On how to divide business shares among your children

Each to how he or she contributes, and what goes to those who are into other things

Question: I have a thriving food manufacturing business that I want to leave behind to my five kids. The eldest is 25 years old, the youngest 10. Should I give everyone equal share? – Peter by emailAnswer: Giving all five children equal ...

by Henry Ong  | July 26, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

Financial Adviser: Know what type of loan to get to save your business

Borrow from a bank? Swipe your credit card? It all depends on when you can pay.

Question: I just opened a coffee shop in Ortigas last year. Business has been so slow, I don’t have enough cash to cover my expenses in the next two months. Is it wise to use my credit card to cover my expenses ...

by Henry Ong  | July 19, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Top 4 common money mistakes and how to solve them

Businessman Kevin O’ Leary has some word of advice.

“What does it cost you to be alive?” If you do not know the answer, you could be headed for a financial train wreck. If not now, probably soon, said businessman and investor Kevin O’Leary.When it comes to his own money, the ...

July 19, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: What is depreciation?

There are three advantages when you depreciate an asset.

Q: My accountant has reviewed the financial projection I prepared for my new business. I was told that my forecast was too positive because I did not include depreciation expenses. Do I really need to include depreciation in my income projection? Why? ...

by Henry Ong  | May 17, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

5 rules for entrepreneurs who want to get rich trading stocks

Instead of focusing on big approaches, learn to be grateful for small profits.

The rules of the world we live in are changing fast and the ways that wealth is created are changing faster than ever. What worked yesterday is no longer going to work tomorrow. This is a new era of wealth, and the ...

by Timothy Sykes  | April 13, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

What you need to know about income tax filing

Tax whiz Mon Abrea answers the frequently asked questions of taxpayers.

As the income tax filing deadline looms, most taxpayers are still confused about what to prepare, let alone what form to fill out with the multiple choices the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has made available to the public.Entrepreneur Philippines talked with ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 08, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

How to convince family, friends to give you a loan

Family and friends offer flexible terms, ideal interest rates, and often allow the payback period to stretch indefinitely.

A few years ago, Tim Mervin Orille borrowed from his siblings to buy a franchise from corn snack chain Sweet Corner. He had to lay the cards on the table and present a comprehensive business plan to ease his family’s concerns about ...

by Charlene Pe  | April 05, 2016 09:00:00