Let’s put Part 1 and Part 2 into context. Say we’ve got four people. James, Rika, Eric and Miles. James is a 30-year old software engineer, newly married and with a kid on the way. Rika is a 25-year old flight attendant. Eric is 55 years old and a full-time private high school teacher. Miles … More Investing: Getting Started (Part 3)
Here are four common investment options you can choose. Investment Vehicle Where is it offered? Who monitors it? What is it? What am I buying? How much do I need to start? Typical charges (average values, actual charges can differ per company) Unit Investment Trust Fund (UITF) Banks Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) You and … More Investing: Getting Started (Part 2)
Today’s the 15th! For some of us, it’s payday again. We can all breathe a little easier knowing that there’s something to support our daily expenditures/travels/hobbies/plans for world domination. And hey, maybe you’ve even heard about investments from a friend or relative. As you go over to the ATM and come face to face with … More Investing: Getting Started (Part 1)
Curious about what you can get out of the Social Security System when you retire? Well, wonder no more! Here is a SSS Pension Benefits Calculator to help you visualize your future as a retiree receiving pension from the system. Are you satisfied with your pension? If you’re used to spending most of your income, you will likely have … More SSS Monthly Pension Calculator
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. Notice the sentiments behind the words. Positive, negative or neutral? While this … More Peso for your thoughts.
So, you’ve just heard about it, this whole investments thing. Maybe from your financially savvy mom, your businessman uncle, your professor, or heck, even your friend. You’re thinking of giving it a try but you want to do some research before making a commitment.(Here’s a link to how mutual funds work, if you haven’t read about that yet). … More Afraid of losing?