Free Personal & Family Financial Planning Course

Don't worry, I'm not selling anything. I'm not hyping a seminar either.


This personal & family financial planning course is one of the free courses you can take in Coursera.

I first learned about it when Rox mentioned it in her blog. So being the quick-acting guy that I am, I promptly installed it on my phone two years later - and then waited a few months before searching for a course.

Despite myself, I eventually did enroll in this course. It's not the Fundamentals of Financial Planning that Rox enrolled in, but it's actually pretty good too.

5 Survival Tips for Paying Tuition Fees in the Philippines

5 Survival Tips for Paying Tuition Fees in the Philippines
The school year is about to start again. Even if we totally ignore the date, we would know because school supplies are already newsworthy topics.

However, the biggest concern during this time aren't notebooks and ball-pens but tuition fees. And today we have guest blogger Kyle to share some tips on how to survive this annual challenge.

My PSE Visit

My PSE Visit.  There are some things you just have to experience in person.
I prefer an online solution most of the time. There aren't any lines, you don't have to deal with people that seem like they'd really rather not do their job right, and there's no "overhead" cost like fares, merienda, (or worse pang-merienda... you know...).

And for us ordinary joes investing in the stock market, online is the way to go. There's just too many advantages. Plus, it's not like we could easily get a traditional broker without a lot of capital to start with.

But there are some things you just have to experience in person. It's like going to a concert; it's the same song but the experience is much different.

Which brings me to my PSE visit.

Millennials and Money: What Millennials Really Think About Money

Millennials and Money: What Millennials Really Think About Money
Millennials are able to master certain money strategies that older generations failed to learn, primarily because many of them had to face the challenges of a struggling economy and a difficult job market.  They are much more willing to exercise frugal techniques that can help in reducing their expenses, welcome life experiences over material things and even consider saving early for their retirement years.

Better Savings Accounts

Better Savings Accounts  Pretty much any type of investment out there can (and probably will) compare their returns with what you'll get from a bank.  But it usually goes unsaid that the primary "return of investment" you get with a bank account isn't the interest.
Once you start learning about investing, it's almost a sure bet that you've been indoctrinated with how useless savings accounts are.

Heck, every stock investing talk I've attended practically starts with highlighting the inconsequential interest you get when placing your money in a savings account.

And in fact, pretty much any type of investment out there can (and probably will) compare their returns with what you'll get from a bank.

However, it usually goes unsaid that the primary "return of investment" you get with a bank account isn't the interest.

What Causes Economic Bubbles?

Do you remember a while back, when news was circulating that the Philippine economy might be in a bubble? It made a lot of waves because the US real estate bubble and the resulting financial crisis was relatively still fresh in everyone's mind.

Nothing that bad has happened so far, so maybe all is well after all. But have you wondered what causes economic bubbles?