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More than a quarter of all Americans are worried about their financial health. So Wells Fargo is offering its customers their free consumer credit score and complimentary credit report through November 16. (For more information about this limited time promotion, visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/freecreditscore .)

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Personal Finance | Read More »

Does peso cost averaging make sense?

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Q: I have extra funds that I plan to invest in the stock market. My friend told me that buying slowly using peso cost averaging is the best way to make money in stocks. Is it true?—Karen Canceran by e-mail   A: Peso cost averaging is one good way to save money in investing regularly […]

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Personal Finance | Read More »

The foundations of real prosperity

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Many years ago, people said that the Philippine peso was weak and had little value. I remember that many Pinoys converted their money to US dollars because the peso lost value so fast; it seemed then to be the prudent thing to do.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Personal Finance | Read More »

Where can you get the best advice?

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The government posted a budget surplus in August as revenue collection grew by a much faster pace than expenditures.

Question: I want to consult a financial planner regarding my family’s finances. There seems to be a lot of them out there nowadays, both with certifications and without. How do I know whom to approach?—asked through the “ask a friend, ask Efren” service on www.personalfinance.ph

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Personal Finance | Read More »

Should you invest in small cap stocks?

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Question: My friend recently tipped me to buy a rarely traded stock on rumors that it is entering into a big project soon. I hesitated to buy at first, but the stock jumped so fast that the share price increased sixfold from 5 cents to 28 cents in a few days. My broker told me that it may go up further next week. I feel tempted to buy some shares since the share price does not cost too much. Should I invest?—Rachel Jinayon by e-mail

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns,Personal Finance | Read More »

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