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Financial Adviser: 5 Reasons Why Meralco's Stock Has Risen to 5-Year High

While the rest of the market falls to a record low this year

The Philippine stock market has been struggling to survive downward momentum for the first six months of the year since the PSE Index peaked at a record high in late January.The PSE Index, which is composed of 30 blue chip stocks, has ...

by Henry Ong  | July 03, 2018 09:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 4 ways to know how much dividends you should pay

Sharing your profits as dividends is surely welcome but calls for caution

Q: I put up a business together with my two partners this year and sales have been very good. We are expecting to hit our target profit by the end of the year. I was wondering how we are going to share ...

by Henry Ong  | August 23, 2016 02:00:00
Startup Tips

From Broke to Millionaire: 4 lessons from a serial entrepreneur

Creation is better than accumulation.

"If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, don't chase the money," said Tomas Gorny, a serial entrepreneur who promotes the idea that the creation of great things is more important than the accumulation of wealth. Related: 25 Common Characteristics of Successful EntrepreneursGorny came to that ...

by Brian Hughes  | July 19, 2016 05:00:00
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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
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OFW Advice (Part 4): Get Your Family on Board

If you want long-term financial security for your family, they must practice your savings philosophy.

Microfinance is our core business in Alalay sa Kaunlaran Inc. (ASKI). However, over the years, we have seen that financing is not the only need of our fellow Filipino businessmen. This is why we considered developing the financial awareness of overseas Filipino ...

by Rolando Victoria, as told to Mari-An C. Santos  | July 18, 2016 08:00:00
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OFW Advice (Part 3): Invest wisely, and as early as possible

Don’t wait: It’s always a good time to get started when it comes to investments.

For starters, my first teachers were an academic and an entrepreneur. My father was a tenured professor in the Asian Institute of Management; and my mother, the manager of our home and our own brokerage firm, Regina Capital Development Corporation (RCDC).Early on, ...

by Luis Gerard Limlingan  | July 17, 2016 05:00:00
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OFW Advice (Part 2): Get out of debt

Debt happens. What’s important is what you do to get out of it.

 Throughout the years, I have gone back and forth to speak to our overseas Filipinos in the Middle East and Asia. I have heard many stories of their hardships and challenges. Unfortunately, Filipinos are very trusting and are in dire need of ...

by Randell Tiongson as told to Mari-An C. Santos  | July 15, 2016 05:00:00
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OFW Advice (Part 1): Track the money

Take control of your finances, so that it’ll always be there when you need it.

 Having been invited to different European cities and Middle Eastern cities, I would say that I have spoken to a total of 10,000 Filipinos working overseas. Filipinos are extremely hardworking and family-oriented, so much so that they are willing to sacrifice in ...

by Francis Kong as told to Mari-An C. Santos  | July 13, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: The 10 commandments of starting a business

Follow these to see your business grow.

Q: I am planning to put up a food business with my college friends. This is our first time to go into business. Do you have any advice on things that we must do to get the business start off on the ...

by Henry C. Ong  | July 12, 2016 06:00:00
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3 cash flow rules first-time business owners need to know

For many businesses, getting paid is not the problem”"it is when.

Many first-time business owners think about cash flow only when their cash reserves are low. Small business owners, however, know that, for them, “cash is king.”Related: The 5 Worst Cash-Flow Mistakes Small-Business Owners Make For many businesses, getting paid is not the problem – it ...

by Eyal Lifshitz  | July 11, 2016 05:00:00
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Common credit mistakes new business owners make

Starting on the right foot can save you lots of time and money in the long run.

Starting a business can come with a lot of unknowns and many business owners spend their first few months learning from their mistakes. But when it comes to building business credit, starting on the right foot can save you lots of time and ...

by Thomas Donaldson  | July 09, 2016 05:00:00
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Ask these 2 questions every time you make a purchase

For a financially-secured future.

 I am a financial strategist. I tell people how to manage their wealth. But I have a confession to make: I did not have my own personal-finance aha moment until several years ago. For decades, I had blissfully blurred the line between ...

by Steph Wagner  | July 08, 2016 11:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 things to consider when making an investment decision

There’s no one right strategy though.

 Q: My business has extra cash in the bank that does not earn enough interest. I was offered several options where to invest my cash by the bank but I do not know which one is the right. Can you advise me? ...

by Henry C. Ong  | July 05, 2016 08:00:00