Investments


FundKo As A Tool For Financial Empowerment

FundKo As A Tool For Financial Empowerment

The Philippine stock market is currently suffering a bloodbath due to the general exodus of foreign funds from emerging markets reverting back to the US as the FED increases interest rates, and the continuous statements of newly-elected US President Donald Trump’s protectionist overtures, which if acted upon, could slow exports and reduce investments to developing […]


High Rise or High Risk: The Appeal and Drawbacks of High-Rise Condominiums

High-rise condominiums in metropolitan areas have become popular for several reasons. They are chic, comfortable and often serve as a status symbol. Still, such properties are very pragmatic for those who need to commute to nearby urban areas. Purchasing such condominiums can be a challenging task and several factors should be taken into account before […]


The Prize of Delayed Gratification

The Prize of Delayed Gratification

It’s that time of the year once again. Most companies have ended their fiscal years and gave performance bonus to most of their employees. Employees were awashed with cash and they were very happy thinking of where to spend it since they worked hard to earn it. Are they going to buy new clothes, new […]


Date a Girl or Guy Who Invests!

Date a Girl or Guy Who Invests!

Happy Valentines Day to all! For all lovers and couples, this is the best time to show the love and affection for your partner. Time to go on date and to celebrate love! Love is truly in the air today as restaurants, hotels and scenic spots will be filled with love birds! Valentines gifts need […]


2013 Philippine Investment Outlook

2013 Philippine Investment Outlook

It’s more fun investing in Philippines. This is perhaps the most applicable tagline for investors here in the Philippines as they anticipate the most awaited first ever investment-grade credit rating that the country is poised to get from any of the three credit rating agencies this year 2013. It started last year when the Philippines […]


The Importance of Variable Life Insurance

The Importance of Variable Life Insurance

When you hear the words ‘life insurance’? What does it mean to you? Does it mean an additional expense on your budget? Or does it mean a product for your financial security? In most cases, people would either live too long or die too young. Both cases need to be addressed in terms of financial […]


UITFs and Mutual Funds – A Closer Look

UITFs and Mutual Funds have been one of the best ways to invest your money nowadays. This is because these funds give you access to investments managed by financial experts with just a minimum capital requirements. Although these two funds have both similarities and differences, investing in them gives an investor a potential high yield […]


Investing in Philippine Dollar Bond Index Fund

Investing in Philippine Dollar Bond Index Fund

After several days of contemplation, research, and due diligence, I finally decided to invest bulk of my savings from being an Online Filipino Worker (OFW) for more than 2 years to Philippine Dollar Bond Index Fund. If you don’t have an immediate need to convert your hard-earned US Dollars into Philippine Peso since peso is […]


Checkpoints When Investing in a Condo

Checkpoints When Investing in a Condo

With property values in major metropolitan areas becoming exceedingly high, and the availability of space becoming exceedingly low, a key solution to the continually burgeoning population in the metro is the condominium – and to date, most of the country’s developers have been responding to this need with a vengeance. However, most of the condominiums […]


‘The Investment Diagram’: Where Are You?

‘The Investment Diagram’: Where Are You?

Aside from growing our money, we need to invest to beat inflation. Those of us who park our money in the bank become losers because inflation eats away our money’s purchasing power. What your money can buy today can no longer buy the same item in the future. That’s why Kiyosaki says, ‘Savers are Losers‘ […]