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Financial Adviser: 5 Business Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Megawide Founder, Edgar Saavedra

Megawide is the leading construction company in the country today

Edgar Saavedra was just fresh out of college when he started doing fit-out and renovation projects for friends and relatives with his college best friend, Michael Cosiquien.Saavedra, who graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from De La Salle University, wanted to ...

by Henry Ong  | February 12, 2019 05:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Young Chinoy Tycoons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From to Succeed in Business

The success of these young Chinoy tycoons today can inspire every budding entrepreneur

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao TzuMany dream of quitting their day jobs to go into business someday but only a few follow their goals and eventually succeed.Succeeding in business doesn’t mean that you must ...

by Henry Ong  | February 05, 2019 05:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Simple Money Habits Everyone Can Follow to Become a Millionaire

If you want to grow financially, you must find ways to increase your opportunities to make money.

One of the most common reasons why people don’t become rich is because they have habits that prevent them from becoming financially independent.For example, some people may think that it is impossible for them to earn more because they don’t have the ...

by Henry Ong  | January 22, 2019 08:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Dividend-Paying Stocks Every Saver Can Buy to Earn Up to 8.3% p.a. this 2019

Dividend yields look historically more attractive than long-term fixed income instruments

If there is any good that came out from the massive stock market correction last year, it’s the dividend yields of preferred stocks that increased to historic highs. Preferred stocks, which work like debt and equity at the same time, pay fixed dividends ...

by Henry Ong  | January 15, 2019 05:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Ways to Build the Next Multi-Billion Property Empire According to the Founder of Cebu Landmasters

Joe Soberano is the largest housing developer in Cebu

Jose “Joe” Soberano III was only 42 years old when he decided to retire from his corporate job to pursue his political ambition to become a congressman in Cebu province.Unfortunately, he did not win in the elections, losing by a small margin ...

by Henry Ong  | January 08, 2019 05:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Best Performing Stocks in 2018 That Gained Up to 1,377% in One Year

If you're looking to invest in safer stocks, look at the PSE index stocks that have underperformed this year

It has been a challenging year for the Philippine stock market as the PSE Index succumbed to massive correction after registering a record high at the start of the year.Rising interest rates brought about by increase in inflation rates this year caused ...

by Henry Ong  | January 01, 2019 01:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Success Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from the Co-Founder of Potato Corner, Jose Magsaysay

The fried potato food stall now has over 1,200 branches here and abroad

Jose Magsaysay was a district manager with a fast-food hamburger chain when he was invited by his brother-in-law, Ricky Montelibano, to join the latter’s group that was working on a startup business.  After Magsaysay met the other members of the group, Danny Bermejo ...

by Henry Ong  | December 25, 2018 09:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Things to Know About Jollibee's acquisition of Smashburger and how to Profit from it

The US burger chain Smashburger is just the latest in the Filipino food giant's acquisition spree

Jollibee Foods Corporation (PSE:JFC) recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100-percent control in US-based restaurant burger chain Smashburger.The ownership change came after JFC first acquired 40 percent strategic investment in the company in 2015.At the time, JFC, through its ...

by Henry Ong  | December 18, 2018 03:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Things to Know About Antonio Tiu's Acquisition of IRC Properties and How to Profit from It

Tiu's group plans to transform IRC from a real estate developer into an infrastructure investment company

IRC Properties, Inc (PSE: IRC) has recently disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange that a group of investors led by Antonio Tiu is acquiring majority control of the company to invest in a mass transport business.The acquisition, which is essentially a backdoor ...

by Henry Ong  | December 11, 2018 05:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Startup Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from the Founder of Nacho King

Michael Singh was the first to introduce the Mexican staple as a food cart business in the country

Michael Singh is the founder of the Nacho King chain of food cartsMichael Singh used to play in UAAP for the Ateneo Blue Eagles but his parents sent him to the US to finish his college years for fears that he might ...

by Henry Ong  | December 04, 2018 11:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Business Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn from Toilet Paper King Renato Sio

He is the founder of Sanicare Tissue Products, the largest tissue paper producer in the country

Renato Sio is the founder of Sanicare, the largest tissue paper producer in the country with 500 million toilet paper rolls a month and over 1,000 employeesRenato Sio was a management executive of one of the largest paper mills in the country ...

by Henry Ong  | November 27, 2018 02:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Worst Performing Property Stocks and How to Profit from Them

In an uncertain market environment, there are always opportunities for value investing

The rise in interest rates brought about by high inflation and weak peso has caused the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Property Index to lose as much as 20 percent from its high in January.Although inflation seems to have topped out recently while ...

by Henry Ong  | November 20, 2018 04:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Takeaways from Global Entrepreneurship Week to Help you Succeed in Business

Being a part of this event can benefit you in many ways

Every year, during the second week of November, over 170 countries around the world celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).The event aims to inspire people from all walks of life to consider entrepreneurship as a way to financial independence.More than 10 million people ...

by Henry Ong  | November 13, 2018 01:00:00
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