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Investing in stocks or stock funds

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QUESTION: I am ready to start investing and I would like to invest in equities. Is it better to invest in stocks directly or through pooled stock funds like UITF or mutual funds? —Name withheld per request, asked via e-mail

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Personal Finance | Read More »

A lowdown on low-risk investments

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Q: What are the most common kinds of low-risk investments? — Alex Mendoza, BPO employee via e-mail

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Is PH property sector in a bubble?

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QUESTION: I am considering purchasing a real estate property but I am concerned about news that the Philippine property market is already experiencing a bubble, how true is this?—Name withheld upon request, asked via e-mail

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Should I buy a brand-new or a second-hand car?

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On buying a car, they say that you’ll lose money on depreciation when you buy a brand-new car while others say maintenance for a second-hand unit is more expensive. All things being equal, should I buy a brand-new car or a second-hand one?—Jerome Bautista via Facebook

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

The year that was

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It’s Christmas Day and in just a week, we can officially say goodbye to 2013. It is thus an opportune time to do a recap of the year that was, and may I say that this year has been a truly eventful one, to say the least.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Money | Read More »

7 reasons why PH economic growth is not a bubble in disguise

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A Forbes columnist recently wrote an article that stirred a hornets’ nest. The post called out the Philippine economic miracle as a bubble in disguise. While the author has some valid points we should not ignore, many of us do not agree. The Philippine economy is the fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia and one of the fastest in the world.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Where should I invest my money?

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Q: I have been a reader of your column and blogs and I have learned much from them. I am now debt free and have some emergency funds and savings and I am now ready to invest. Where should I put my money? – Name withheld upon request, asked via e-mail

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

What Q2 results mean

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I read your Twitter post on the second quarter economic results. What does that mean and how will that affect us?—Name withheld upon request, via e-mail

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

What to do with your retirement fund

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Question: Where should my parents invest their retirement fund and savings?—James Magsumbol via Facebook

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Currencies,Headlines,Personal Finance | Read More »

What should I do with my stock investments?

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I have invested some of my money in stocks through an equity fund. I am worried about the decline in the stock market. I am investing for the long term. What should I do?

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Suze Orman and her message to Filipinos

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Suze Orman is probably the most recognized personality in the world when it comes to personal finance, and for good reason as she has sold millions of books and has a long running and award-winning TV show.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Why another book on personal finance

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After some years in the speaking and training arena, writing hundreds of articles, columns and blogs for magazines, newspapers and websites, and quite a number of TV and radio appearances, many assumed that I started my advocacy of educating Filipinos with a book I have written. It is quite strange that this book is being written 5 years after I became an independent personal finance coach.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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