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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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Philippine Stock Exchange.  AFP FILE PHOTO

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 »

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 »

How to save properly to build wealth

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What is the first thing I need to do to build my wealth? I earn well but I also spend a lot. —Asked by David via Facebook

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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