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Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Practical Ratios You Need to Manage Your Money Towards Financial Freedom

You need to monitor key performance indicators to manage your personal finances

One of the reasons why many people fail to achieve their financial goals in life is due to lack of personal motivation.When you are highly motivated, your mindset changes. You become more disciplined in saving and investing your money. You desire to ...

by Henry Ong  | November 02, 2017 01:00:00
Startup Tips

10 Dumb Money Mistakes People Make in Their 30s

Don't use your credit card to buy a designer baby stroller

If you’re like many 30-year-olds, you probably spent your 20s finishing up college, finding your first real job, taking some risks, making connections and hopefully having some fun.Now that you’re in your 30s, you’re moving into a different realm. These are the years ...

by Deep Patel  | April 01, 2017 08:00:00
News and Events

Lend At Least Php5,000 to the Gov't for 3 Years and Earn 4.25% p.a.

The Duterte administration's new Retail Treasury Bonds offer higher yields than savings or time deposits

The Philippine government is selling three-year Retail Treasury Bonds (RTBs) that will pay an annual interest rate of 4.25 percent in a bid to encourage regular bank depositors to diversify to higher-yielding investment instruments with a longer holding period.For a minimum of ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 31, 2017 03:00:00
Run & Grow

Financial Adviser: 5 Money Resolutions to Makeover your Finances in 2017

It’s never too early to plan for the future

Q: Every year, I always try to make resolutions about my health and career but never about my personal finances. This year has been quite challenging for me financially and I want to be more organized next year. Can you advise me? ...

by Henry Ong  | December 28, 2016 11:00:00
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
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
Business Ideas

Financial Adviser: 5 money lessons everyone can learn from Dr. Jose Rizal

He was a doctor, a writer, an artist, and yes, also a businessman

Nationalism seems to be at an all-time high among us. People seem to have grown a newfound interest in our heroes – just look at the resurgence of historical movies and television series.But it is also interesting to remember how our national ...

by Henry Ong  | August 31, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: What are the allowed deductible expenses in ITR?

Be aware of tax regulations and their implications to help structure your business properly and minimize taxes legally.

Q: It is tax season once again and I am preparing to file for income tax this week. I understand that one way to lower income payments is by increasing expenses. I have prepared list of expenses but I am not sure ...

by Henry Ong  | April 12, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Don't live paycheck-to-paycheck, emotionally

Without any savings, living paycheck to paycheck can cripple you at the slightest sight of trouble.

Living paycheck-to-paycheck is an uncomfortable spot to occupy. With nothing in reserve, the slightest bump in the road can cripple you. Unfortunately, too many people can relate to the financial burden of barely scraping by each month. While the phrase obviously connotes ...

by Marty Fukuda  | March 31, 2016 11:00:00
News and Events

6 financial smarts in the Year of the Monkey

Live up to the monkey's attributes to increase your chances of a prosperous 2016.

Managing your money like a monkey might seem like an unusual strategy.However, according to HSBC Philippines CEO Wick Veloso, Chinese astrology shows us that this actually makes a lot of sense. Tradition holds that the monkey is both highly intelligent and curious ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 06, 2016 04:00:00
Startup Tips

5 steps to take control of your personal finances

Step no. 1: Schedule weekly money dates.

People who are financially successful are the ones who dedicate time and energy to regularly budgeting, managing, and planning out their finances. In other words, they have the discipline to get a financial education and continue to expand that education over their lifetime.A financial ...

by Brittney Castro  | January 29, 2016 08:00:00