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  • November 19, 2017

    If I Could Give My 25-Year-Old Self Financial Advice, I’d Tell Her...

    I can’t say I regret the path that led me to where I am now, but when I look back at that ambitious and insecure 25-year-old me, I want to sit her down and tell her a few things about success and money.

  • November 19, 2017

    7 Financial Tips for Work-At-Home Moms

    From knowing what kind of job to get to household budgeting, here are money-savvy tricks for every full time WAHM.

  • November 19, 2017

    The Six Times You Need to Spend More

    While we may not be sure if they are indeed the best of the best, here are some guidelines on where a brighter life means forking out a little bit more.

  • November 19, 2017

    The Journey to a Healthy, Wealthy Life 

    Far beyond going from size XXL to XS, what amazed me about losing weight was the total change in my body and my mindset. A brighter lifer tells her transformation and journey to a brighter and better self.

  • November 19, 2017

    Top 10 Mistakes of Retirees

    When you’re young, you have a lot of time but little money. In your working years, you have money but little time. Such conundrum is the reason why retirement is something that a lot of people are really looking forward to because it enables us to finally enjoy both our time and our money all at the same time.

  • November 19, 2017

    Money Matters: School Allowance and Money Management

    It’s easier to teach your kids how to save and invest if they understand the value of money.

  • November 19, 2017

    Budgeting for Freelancers

    For freelancers, financial security is a priority. With no fixed monthly income, cash flow is hard to determine. In the absence of an employer, benefits and retirement packages must come from their own pockets.

  • November 19, 2017

    The 16-M Secret of Starting Over Again

    Beyond the box-office success of Starting Over Again is an insightful lesson in finances. Remember the sequence where Marco (Piolo Pascual) was talking to his fiancee, Patty (Iza Calzado), then a computation of his investment - which he used to open his dream restaurant - flashed on the screen? Is it something close to reality or is it just a case of movie magic? Here’s the deal.

  • November 19, 2017

    The 50-30-20 Rule

    Forget every piece of money advice you've ever heard. When it comes to personal finance, there's only one thing you need to know: the 50-30-20 rule. I didn't come up with it, in case you're wondering. But I wish I did. It's bloody brilliant.

  • November 19, 2017

    The YOLO Manifesto of a (Late) Twentysomething

    Does YOLO have an age limit? For those of us who are beyond the acceptable age of YOLO, what can it mean? Will it still involve heights, a huge price tag, adrenaline, and maybe a speeding vehicle or copious amounts of alcohol?

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