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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 »

When cash is not king

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Question: I guess I have no choice but to pay taxes once my assets are transferred to my spouse and children when I move on to the next life. But could I just set aside cash in the bank to pay for such taxes? I don’t want my family to have to worry about the tax payment themselves—asked at EnRich™ Estate Planning training program

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

How does inflation affect the stock market?

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Q: The stock market has been falling lately due to fears of rising inflation. My broker told me that there is risk of a further selldown in share prices because of a higher inflation outlook next year. I have invested some of my savings in stocks and I am thinking if I should get out now or buy more. Can you advise me? —Cameline Canlas by email

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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