Peso for your thoughts.

Quick, what are the first three words that come to mind when you hear the word money?

I asked around fifty random people within the Metro Manila area (hey, maybe you were one of them) and here’s a word cloud of their answers.

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Notice the sentiments behind the words. Positive, negative or neutral?

While this is by no means an exhaustive survey, it confirms what we already know—that the world is not perfect and income inequality is a fact of life.

But can you imagine if we could help others rise above the inequality? In a country where a sizable number of marginalized people have to live with outrageous levels of debt just to get by, it makes a world of difference when people learn the difference between hiding your money away in the ground and putting it in instruments where it can work for you.

Interested in learning how financial institutions can help you or others? Let’s talk.


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