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Overwhelmed with debt

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QUESTION: I have a big debt problem and I have several loans. I’ve been trying to pay them, but it has been overwhelming me. What is a good way to pay my huge debt?—Asked via e-mail, name withheld upon request.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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 »

What is diversification?

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Q: You often hear the word “diversification” when investments are discussed. What does it mean and how does it work? —Name withheld upon request, sent via Facebook

Posted: June 25th, 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 »

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