Conjugal Spending (Part 1)

Conjugal Spending  (Part 1)

In our seminars, we usually ask, “Sino sa inyo ang magastos ang asawa? Itaas ang kamay. Eh sino naman ang mas magastos?“ Ayan, kayo pala ang problema! Naalala n’yo ba noong kinasal kayo… few years ago? (Ang iba ay few months ago.)  Do you still remember your marriage vows?  Heto – “for better, for worse,”  Ano’ng kasunod?  “For richer, for poorer” At… “in […]

Consumer-Led

Consumer-Led

By Yay Padua Olmedo What makes you buy the products you fill your shelves with?  How much are you willing to fork out for brands you trust? Economists have often attributed the growth of the Philippine economy to consumer-led spending, not necessarily to job generation. Thanks in part to our OFWs’ hard-earned―or should I say, slaved for―dollars. Naturally, since all […]

How to Get Out of Debt

How to Get Out of Debt

By Pat Robertson, Chairman, Christian Broadcasting Network The Bible says this is simple. “The borrower is the servant of the lender.” Except the word really is “slave.” “The borrower is the slave of the lender.” The Bible also says, “Owe no man anything save love.” That’s all you are supposed to owe. We have a debt of love to everybody. […]

Tips on How to Save on Gifts

Tips on How to Save on Gifts

Since the start of our series on Financial Management, we already talked about various areas on how to save and cut-down our expenses on the following – education, food, housing, utilities and clothing. Now, let’s discuss how to save on gifts.   Tip no. 1 – Buy gifts during sale and off-season. When buying gifts, buy during sale and off-season, […]

Tips on How to Save on Clothing

Tips on How to Save on Clothing

Kapag kailangan n’yo ng damit, huwag kayong bumili. Kapag hindi n’yo kailangan, bumili kayo! Malinaw naman di ba?  O naguguluhan kayo? Parang ang labo ano?  ‘Pag kailangan, huwag. Kapag di kailangan, bumili! Huwag bibili ng damit kung kailan kailangan. Halimbawa, during summer, mura ang jacket. Kung tingin n’yo ay kakailanganin n’yo ito pagdating ng tag-ulan, pwede na itong bilhin dahil naka-sale […]

How to Save on Utilities (Part 4)

How to Save on Utilities (Part 4)

This is the last part of the series on how to save on utilities. Tip no. 5 – Get only the appliances or equipment that you need and use them wisely. Let’s talk about TV. Kailangan n’yo ba talaga ng TV?  “Oo naman! Aanhin naman namin  ang cable kung wala naman kaming TV!” Ang talino…. nagpakabit ng cable, wala pa […]

How to Save on Utilities (Part 3)

How to Save on Utilities (Part 3)

In the last three articles, we talked about how to save on utilities. That is, (tip no. 4) – Get only the services that you need and use them wisely. We discussed about cable and telephone (land line). Now, let’s talk about Cellphones.   Kailangan n’yo ba ng mamahaling cellphone? Marami sa atin, hindi kailangan ang mamahaling cellphone. Kaya ang suggestion […]

How to Save on Utilities (part 2)

How to Save on Utilities (part 2)

In my previous article, we talked about three tips on how to save on utilities. Now, let’s continue our discussion with tip no. 4 – Get only the services that you need and use them wisely. Paano ito? Let’s take for instance, Cable. Kailangan n’yo ba ng cable? “Oo naman! Nakakasawa na kasi ang mga palabas sa TV. Kapag may […]

How to Save on Utilities (Part 1)

How to Save on Utilities (Part 1)

Kapag nakatanggap ka ng billing statements, ano ang pinakaimportanteng impormasyon na dapat ninyong tingnan? Amount? Consumptions? Due date? Hindi! Ang pinakaimportanteng bagay na dapat n’yong tingnan ay pangalan at address, baka hindi naman sa inyo ang bill. Baka naman iyan ay sa kapitbahay ninyo, lalung-lalo na kung kayo ay nakatira sa hile-hilerang apartment or townhouses. Madalas, nakapangalan iyan sa may-ari […]

Decide to Live Healthier and Wealthier – Part 4

Decide to Live Healthier and Wealthier – Part 4

By Vic Garcia This is the final installment on why we decided to live healthier and wealthier by not eating pork. On my previous articles, I already enumerated five reasons. Now, let me mention the sixth: f. Maraming sakit ang nanggagaling sa pagkain ng baboy.  Tatlo sa mga klase ng sakit ang pumapatay sa mga Pilipino ay  heart related diseases, […]

Decide to Live Healthier and Wealthier – Part 3

Decide to Live Healthier and Wealthier – Part 3

The previous article talks about four reasons why our family decided not to eat pork. Now, let me discuss the fifth reason: e. Beef is cleaner meat than pork. Based on medical research, mas malinis ang beef kaysa sa pork. Sabi ng isang participant, “Pero mas mahal ‘yan kaysa sa karne ng baboy.” Mahal nga, pero mas malinis na karne […]

You Need Plastic Surgery!

You Need Plastic Surgery!

By Yay Padua-Olmedo “H” is stressed rotten. Job-related? Partly, yes ─ because she is in sales and meeting her periodic quota sometimes feels like hanging on for dear life while a storm, just like Super Typhoon Yolanda, surges. But her stress decibel has lately been compounded by plastic. You see, “H” has been happily flashing her just-acquired credit card ─ […]

Decide to Live Healthier and Wealthier – Part 2

Decide to Live Healthier and Wealthier – Part 2

On my previous article, I discussed why we decided to live healthier and wealthier. One particular area mentioned was when we decided not to eat pork. Let me explain why: a. Fish is cheaper than pork. Agree or disagree? Ang sagot ko, “I disagree!” Depende ‘yan sa kilala ninyong isda. Ang mamahal ng mga kilala nating isda gaya ng Lapu-Lapu, […]

Decide to Live Healthier and Wealthier – Part 1

Decide to Live Healthier and Wealthier – Part 1

In the previous articles about food, we discussed various tips on how to save on food. To continue, let me discuss another tip on how to manage our finances well – that is, we decided to live healthier and wealthier. Isa sa mga pangarap naming mag-asawa sa buhay ay ang mabuhay nang malusog at masagana. My wife and I wanted […]

Tips on Food Part 4

Tips on Food Part 4

This article is the fourth part on how to save on food. So far, we have discussed seven. Below is a summary of the seven tips: Make a menu for the week and support it with a grocery list Stick to your grocery list When buying or going to the grocery, refrain from using credit cards Go to the grocery […]