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Buying a home in 2019? High interest rates will bite

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:44 AM

High inflation in 2018 is the poltergeist of the new year. Check Rappler's list to see which banks offer the lowest interest rates for housing loans.

52.8 million Filipinos don't have bank accounts

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:08 AM

They say they don’t have enough money for that, according to a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas survey

Venezuela's 'millionaires,' the new poor

Jun 23, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Sitting atop the world's largest reserves of crude, Venezuela – once Latin America's richest country – is now a state of millionaires, but the millions are in bolivars and practically worthless

HYPERINFLATION. A man counts 1000-Bolivar-bills to buy groceries at the municipal market of Coche, a neighborhood of Caracas, on June 20, 2018. Photo by Federico Parra/AFP

BSP to demonetize commemorative coins from 1974 to 1994

May 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The central bank says the commemorative coins will remain legal tender (mode of payment) up to April 30, 2019

BSP sets Dec 29 as 'final, non-extendable' deadline to swap old peso bills

Dec 28, 2017 - 7:08 PM

The previous 3 deadline extensions set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas after the original deadline of December 31, 2016, were March 31, June 30, and finally to December 29, 2017

Stats on holiday shopping in PH and why the ‘ber’ season is a myth

Oct 03, 2017 - 2:14 PM

A survey conducted among Rappler readers reveals the new shopping habits of a modern, digitally-savvy market

BSP boosts fight vs fake Philippine peso bills

Aug 06, 2017 - 12:59 AM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says it has arrested at least 4 suspects accused of faking Philippine peso bills in the first semester of 2017

COUNTERFEITING TOOLS. Actual inventory of the seized/confiscated counterfeit 1000- and 500-peso banknotes, printing machine, scanner and printing paraphernalia found inside the house premises of suspects during the anti-counterfeiting operation on March 10, 2017. Photo by BSP.

BSP to demonetize P100,000 and P2,000 commemorative bills

Aug 01, 2017 - 6:40 PM

These limited edition banknotes will be considered demonetized starting August 1 2019

NUMISMATIC. Nonetheless, holders of the centennial commemorative banknotes may choose to keep the limited edition bills for their numismatic value. Image from BSP

Asian millennials face cash shortage at retirement – Manulife

Feb 22, 2017 - 9:57 PM

The average millennial expects to accumulate only one third of what is typically required for retirement according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index

4 scenes to help you visualize a better, brighter future

Sep 19, 2016 - 4:37 PM

Living in the moment? Make sure you still have your eyes set on the road ahead

Neat hacks to help organize your finances

Sep 07, 2016 - 2:38 PM

There are too many financial products in the market How can you make sense of all these and take control of your finances?

Is it time to expand your business?

Jul 19, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Go through this checklist and see if you re ready

How cashless transactions make your life easier

Jul 13, 2016 - 1:09 PM

There are times when bills and coins are necessary As life gets increasingly more digital however cashless will be the better way to go

Are you an OFW? Here are bad spending habits you need to break

Jul 05, 2016 - 9:50 PM

Know how to set financial goals manage your income and borrow money wisely

3 signs it is the perfect financial product

Jul 04, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Just like a pair of shoes don t get it if it doesn t suit you

PLETHORA OF CHOICES. Financial planning isn't just about money

'Emotions preventing OFWs from financial success'

May 29, 2016 - 8:15 PM

A financial expert says many overseas Filipino workers send most of their earnings to their families – and fail to save for themselves – because they feel emotions such as guilt and shame

BETTER BUDGETING. Around 60 overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong participate in a financial literacy training by SEDPI and the Ateneo School of Government. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Navigating the stock market according to Warren Buffett

May 16, 2016 - 6:45 AM

Here are tips on investing in stocks from the 3rd richest man in the world

PICKING A SUCCESSOR: File photo of Warren Buffet, ranked by Forbes as the world's third richest man with a fortune estimated at $72.7 billion

SEC files raps vs 'agent' for using Facebook in shady deals

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:46 PM

The commission says that Mary Grace Miranda Lapid is not registered and claimed to be an agent of firms facing cases

Filipino investors shifting more to cash – survey

Mar 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Amid global volatility the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index also shows a dramatic fall across all asset classes since the second quarter of 2015

Estafa charges filed vs HPI execs over P1-B investment scam

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:02 AM

HPI Direct Sales and Trading Corporation which has no license to solicit investments promised a hefty 30 monthly interest to its victims

SCAM. Complainants launch a case against HPI Direct Sales & Trading Corporation accusing them of scamming them off their money. Image courtesy of Raffy De Guzman

Investing for a happy marriage

Feb 12, 2016 - 11:53 AM

What is the most important investment you ll make in your life? Financial experts advice young couples on managing their finances

Creating your financial quadrant

Feb 10, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Want the latest gadget while keeping your family financially secure? Here s a simple tool

Your 2016 investment guide

Jan 06, 2016 - 10:53 AM

2016 holds a promise of another growth year despite the known risks

The winning investments of 2015

Jan 05, 2016 - 8:22 AM

It is best to diversify among asset classes so whichever way the market goes you emerge as the winner

3 surefire ways to get into the savings habit in 2016

Jan 04, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Is your New Year’s resolution to save more money this year? A registered financial planner shares ways to succeed

HABIT. People often go back to their usual habit of living paycheck to paycheck because they do not follow a saving plan. Shutterstock photo

SEC warns public against dealing with ex-PSE employee

Dec 29, 2015 - 12:04 PM

The unnamed individual whose firm is not registered is allegedly pooling funds from the public to be invested in PSE stocks promising quick returns as high as 50

Business in PH: The winners and losers in 2015

Dec 21, 2015 - 12:45 AM

With big ticket events like the visit of Pope Francis and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC summit there were business sectors that gained and lost in 2015

SET TO LEAD. The Philippine economy is ready for take-off and the country needs a leader who continue reforms, implement inclusive growth initiatives and inspire the nation to be united in moving forward

Make your way back home

Dec 11, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Financial tips to help OFWs come back home

Slam the scam: How to spot investment fraud

Dec 11, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Does the offer promise “guaranteed wealth?” Avoid these red flags and protect your hard earned money

INFOGRAPHIC: Financial tips to reach life's milestones

Dec 02, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Seeking to settle down achieve work life balance or retire soon? Here are some things to keep in mind

Robert Kiyosaki: Traditional school is useless

Dec 01, 2015 - 10:53 AM

The bestselling author tells Filipinos why doing well in school no longer works and why savers are losers

OUTSPOKEN. 'The most stupid people today are going to school working hard, investing long term in the stock market, and paying off school debt,' says Robert Kiyosaki. Photos courtesy of Laurus Enterprises

JT Foxx: I'll make you the 'Manny Pacquiao of business'

Nov 30, 2015 - 11:28 PM

Dubbed the world s no 1 wealth coach Foxx says he wants Filipinos to succeed in entrepreneurship

9 non-financial considerations for retirees

Nov 29, 2015 - 11:55 AM

A financial expert discusses the non financial considerations every retiree should take into account

TAKING THE LEAP. It's not all about funds when it comes to retirement. Shutterstock image

A guide to pink finance

Nov 15, 2015 - 8:21 PM

A look at the unique financial planning needs for homosexuals and same sex couples

The 4 'deadliest' combinations to lose money

Nov 14, 2015 - 5:20 PM

It s the season of bonuses Are you going to spend all of it right away?

HOLD IT! Don't splurge your 13th month and other bonuses, read on.

SEC to DOJ: Issue lookout bulletin order vs EmGoldex scammers

Nov 12, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Considering the gravity of the offense and the imposable penalty provided under Section 73 of the Securities Regulation Code there is a real danger that the respondents may flee the country to avoid criminal liability the SEC says

SEC WARNING. Stay away from companies promising hefty returns for small investments.

Alleged investment scam leader nabbed in Bacolod

Nov 11, 2015 - 10:37 PM

NBI says Juan Pinoy Marketing Ventures while registered with SEC is not authorized to engage in solicitation and investment taking activity

Matteo Guidicelli: What I learned about being financially independent

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:56 PM

As Sun Life Asset Management’s newest spokesperson Matteo shares a few stories on life and money matters

Why Filipinos spend so much to get the Starbucks planner

Nov 08, 2015 - 9:14 PM

People are lining up once again collecting stickers to get the most coveted planner of this generation A financial planner takes a look at what makes the promotion so popular

Global Intergold to SEC: Group misusing our name

Nov 07, 2015 - 11:59 AM

Global Intergold has become aware of certain activities in the Philippines by an unauthorized group that has promoted business similar to or purporting to be Global Intergold its president Jens Krebs says

LEGAL ACTION. Global Intergold said it will pursue legal actions against unauthorized group that has misused its name for illegal operations

SEC issues cease and desist order vs EmGoldex

Nov 06, 2015 - 4:45 PM

As more people are recruited into the scheme it eventually reaches a point wherein it can no longer sustain its payouts and payments will stop thereby leaving investors penniless warns the SEC s Enforcement and Investor Protection Department

WARNING. Each violation of the Securities and Regulation Code is punishable, upon conviction, with a fine of not more than P5 million ($106,484.92) or imprisonment of 7-21 years, or both.

5 signs that you’re ready for more in life

Nov 03, 2015 - 4:16 PM

You might be long overdue for an upgrade

23M adult Filipinos run out of money for basic necessities – survey

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Among the households that reported they run short of money for basic necessities 94 borrow to cover costs a new World Bank survey shows

PUSHING AWARENESS. The World Bank's Nataliya Mylenko says that even simple measures like taking note of interest rates can go a long way in saving for the future. Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

'Rich Dad, Poor Dad' author Robert Kiyosaki in Manila on Nov 30

Oct 05, 2015 - 2:31 PM

The personal finance guru will be joined by 7 masters of wealth who will share their know how to help prepare you with the essentials for wealth creation and management

IN MANILA. Personal finance guru and 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' author Robert Kiyosaki will be in Manila on November 30, 2015 for a conference aimed at helping you create and manage your wealth. Photo from Rich Dad website

Planning for the big R: Retirement

Oct 04, 2015 - 9:55 PM

A personal finance expert explains the essentials of retirement planning and how inflation can make a big difference

6 in 10 expats integrate well in PH – HSBC survey

Oct 02, 2015 - 4:56 PM

The HSBC Expat Explorer survey shows that 57 of expats living in the Philippines have found their work to be more fulfilling since relocating here

If you did it, flaunt it: Status symbols, then and now

Sep 30, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Economics changing mindsets and a faster paced lifestyle all indicate a different set of aspirations

Rare Juan Luna painting fetches record P46.72M at PH auction

Sep 29, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Salcedo Auctions says the owner of ¿A Do Va la Nave? initially did not know that he possessed a masterpiece His sister even thought of discarding the painting to use its gilt frame for a mirror

Investment lessons from a Chinese proverb

Sep 27, 2015 - 4:35 PM

How many of us can be emotionless when investing?

LUCK. A seemingly pleasant incident might turn sour at the end; and vice versa, as it happens when investing.

Most Filipinos not ready for retirement – study

Sep 25, 2015 - 5:36 PM

An East Asia retirement survey shows that Filipinos are the least knowledgeable when it comes to using financial instruments for retirement

GETTING OLD. Although many Filipino retirees do not have pensions and personal savings, almost all can count on extensive support from families. Image from Shutterstock