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The Stages of Financial Independence
Jun14

The Stages of Financial Independence

By Francisco J Colayco I have often been asked – “How do you achieve financial independence, slowly, “step by step”/ “age by age”?  Is there a checklist of goals per age – like in your 20s, you should at least have saved up this much, and then maybe also have a car?  And in your 30s, you should have a place of your own, be putting your kids through school and then in your 40s thinking about retirement?” Financial...

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The 9 to 5 Millionaire
Apr11

The 9 to 5 Millionaire

By Excel V. Dyquiangco Leila Hernandez knows what it’s like to have big dreams. She dreamed of getting a nice job, working hard, being on the fast track for promotions, getting rich and retiring very comfortably.  But reality had set in. Years into her job working for consumer goods multi-national Procter & Gamble, she had difficulty saving money. She also had a hard time paying off household expenses, her car loan and credit card...

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Changing your wealth mindset
Oct27

Changing your wealth mindset

  By Bo Sanchez   Money is not my definition of wealth, but it sure comes in handy. For example, every weekly romantic date I have with my wife requires money. And so are my dates with my kids. And my dates with my 83-year old Mom. My wealth is my relationships. Not money. But I can’t deny that money helps me in my relationships.   Once upon a time, I was poor. But in the past 10 years, I’ve grown my financial wealth...

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Women and Financial Independence

By Francisco J Colayco In the dictionary, ‘substance’ has several definitions and some of the related adjectives are: dependable, stable, important and significant. We know that the Filipino family follows a matriarchal system where the mother has a quiet, but decisive role in all matters.  Yet as a matter of practice, Filipina women are still considered inferior to males, although this belief is slowly changing. Talking as a...

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