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Are rising interest rates bad for the stock market?

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Q: The stock market has been falling lately due to fears that interest rates are increasing soon. I am not sure how will this affect my stock portfolio. Should I sell my stocks now and switch to fixed-income investments? Please advise.–Cristine Buenaflor by e-mail

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

Money vampires

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Question: My family and I have long been practicing the rules that the growing number of financial planners in the country are espousing. For some reason, though, whenever we tally our finances by yearend, we find that we had barely moved from the start of the year. What do you think is the problem?—Asked at “Ask a Friend, Ask Efren” service at www.personalfinance.ph.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Personal Finance | Read More »

Young Filipinos are keen on saving money, says survey

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Young Filipinos are keen on saving money and are interested in the banking sector, a report on the country’s Banking, Financial, Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry showed.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Are you ready to grrrrrumble?

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Question: I have five years left before I retire. I have time deposit placements that I kept on rolling over for the past five years. Unfortunately, the interest on these time deposit placements has been coming down and it seems that I just end up giving the bank cheap money to borrow. Please help me find a better place where I can invest my money for the next few years or up to the time I retire.—posted on PFA’s “ask a friend, ask Efren” service.

Posted: April 17th, 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 »

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  • Bill filed reviving ROTC for college students
  • Mother drowns in Cebu; 40 houses destroyed in Negros as Queenie sweeps Visayas
  • November 2014 Marine Engineer Officers Licensure Examination
  • QC cops identify sports car driver who assaulted MMDA traffic enforcer
  • It’s holiday in Manila from Jan. 15-19, 2015 for papal visit
  • Sports

  • New brand of tennis hits PH as IPTL comes to shore
  • Pacquiao to spend P295M to build worship house in General Santos
  • Heavy hitters to compete in Bataan International Triathlon
  • Pacquiao responds to Mayweather’s taunt: Fight me
  • Australian cricket player dies after head knock
  • Lifestyle

  • Book your next vacation with Discovery’s Black Friday Sale
  • The voices behind your favorite anime characters
  • When is the best time to purchase a home?
  • For the man on top who’s right on time
  • A preview of Solaire’s Sky Tower
  • Entertainment

  • Extra tickets announced for Ed Sheeran concert in Manila
  • Norte’ described as ‘a tour de force of slow cinema’
  • Senior prom
  • Alden in Hanoi fest
  • It’s time for cruel cuts
  • Business

  • Palace optimistic despite drop in GDP growth
  • SM Prime raises P18B from share sale
  • Toyota recalls more cars for air bag problems
  • Economy slows to 5.3% in 3rd quarter
  • Dollar drops on lackluster US data
  • Technology

  • Ride-sharing app Tripda arrives in PH
  • Twitter to track users’ phones/gadgets for app use
  • Reading Harry Potter gives clues to healthy brain activity
  • Sweep to offer alternative payment for SLEX, other tollways
  • Space station’s 3-D printer pops out 1st creation
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, November 27, 2014
  • Stick to boxing
  • Uncovering Asia through investigative journalism
  • Pork in the 2015 budget
  • Murder with impunity
  • Global Nation

  • 1,200 youths led by 2 orphans to welcome Pope Francis
  • Beijing defies PH court ruling on Chinese poachers
  • PH to Chinese poachers: Pay fines
  • DOJ files smuggling raps vs importer of Canada waste
  • PH protest won’t affect ties with China–DFA
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