Category Archives: Money Matters

Need for Speed 2

Last time, I talked about how vehicle ownership is not for everyone, and gave a sample calculation of its financial and other “costs”. Now, let us look at the transportation alternatives to buying a brand new car. Advertisements

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Need for Speed

A former colleague once told me that she doesn’t understand men’s fixation for wheels and engines. Apparently, her boyfriend wanted to have a car before owning a house. Talk about priorities. Whether for status, prestige, a feeling of independence, convenience, … Continue reading

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The danger of setting financial goals

Intrigued by the question of which better investment instrument should I capitalize on during my stint as a UP employee, I went so far as to plug numbers on my MS Excel workbook just to find out which fund would … Continue reading

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Practical Stuff: Money Matters 3: Housing

*I started writing this article October 27, 2011, and am completing it now, 610 days later. I hope the thought flow will still make sense* A typical renting Filipino would, given a choice, rather own a house. A good number … Continue reading

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The Quest for My (proof of) Existence

Who would have thought that procuring birth certificates could be an exercise of stewardship (of time and money) and faith? I was (and still am) on a quest – to complete my requirements for teaching in UP this June. They … Continue reading

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Practical Stuff: Moneymatters Part 2 : Transportation

I remember hearing from someone that the basic necessities that man needs to survive today have been updated: “food, shelter, clothing, and wifi” We’ve already tackled food, but before we go to shelter, clothing, and wifi, let’s first go to … Continue reading

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Practical Stuff: Moneymatters 1: FOOD (and health)

Given that there are over 1,000 verses on money in the Bible, how we use our medium-of-exchange is something that must be given careful thought. How one spends his or her material possessions will probably be one of the things … Continue reading

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