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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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  • Strong quake in western China kills at least 1
  • Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries
  • Indigenous folk to get skills
  • Review aid to judges too–Pimentel
  • Sandiganbayan gets graft case vs Maliksi
  • Sports

  • Messi hat trick breaks scoring record in Spain
  • Filipino Ancajas KOs foe in undercard of Pacquiao-Algieri
  • High-stakes fight a must-win for Pacquiao, a test for Algieri
  • Manny: Expect fireworks
  • Fernandez says weight issue will affect Algieri
  • Lifestyle

  • He’s no longer the same SYM–and he doesn’t care what critics say
  • Saved by the storytellers
  • Countdown to Jason Mraz concert on Nov. 27
  • Christ is King
  • Traveling through and sampling what GenSan has to offer
  • Entertainment

  • Fil-Am ‘The Voice’ contestant recalls learning time on US tilt
  • GMA News TV ID depicts struggles, triumphs
  • H’wood salutes Mike Nichols
  • Antsy attack dogs bash celeb couple
  • ‘Quick Change wins in Taiwan
  • Business

  • Former KFC worker winds up becoming a billionaire in IT
  • Filipino delicacies find global market
  • It’s partnership at first sight for coffee giant, restaurant chain
  • Architecture firm traces beginnings to ‘champoy’
  • SM scholar gives back to foundation
  • Technology

  • Biotechnology for a better life for Filipinos explained
  • App linking overseas Filipinos to homeland launched in D.C.
  • Legislator seeks probe into Uber
  • Japan biotech for surrogate sushi
  • Win a car, other prizes for Christmas; join PDI promo
  • Opinion

  • Editorial Cartoon, November 23, 2014
  • Five years and counting
  • The final judgment
  • Why sue if you cannot prove it?
  • Undocumented
  • Global Nation

  • Catapang thanks WHO for easing Ebola fears
  • Palace: New plan no ticket to go TNT in US
  • Spreading Filipino indigenous music to the world
  • Manoy surrenders
  • Lawyer’s group slams return to work of prosecutor caught accepting bribe
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