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Addressing the estate of your nation

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Question: I have heard financial planners talk about estate planning. But I get confused as others call it real estate planning. Can you break down estate planning for me in simple terms?—Posted on PFA’s “ask a friend, ask Efren” service at www.personalfinance.ph

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Buy high, sell low

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QUESTION: I feel that the stock market is a bit toppish and that it may not have enough stamina for another run up for the rest of 2014. What do you recommend that I do with my portfolio? posted at PFA’s “ask a friend, ask Efren” service at www.personalfinance.ph

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Can you really beat the market?

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Q: I have read that funds do not normally beat the index and that the best thing to do is invest in an index fund. What is your opinion on the matter?—posted on PFA’s “ask a friend, ask Efren” service at www.personalfinance.ph

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Stop buying stocks

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QUESTION: Stock investing is really very taxing. One day, stock prices are up; then without any warning, they fall precipitously. The stress is causing my blood pressure to fluctuate with stock price movements. Is there an easier way to be invested in stocks?—posted on PFA’s “ask a friend, ask Efren” service at www.personalfinance.ph

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Retirement age: It’s just a number

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QUESTION: I have very little by way of savings for retirement and based on my company’s policy, I have under 10 years left before I have to retire. I am the sole breadwinner in my family. What advice can you give me so that my wife and I can live comfortably in retirement?—posted on PFA’s “ask a friend, ask Efren” service at www.personalfinance.ph

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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