How Can You Passively Invest In The Stock Market?

My new year's resolution is to simplify - cut down on things I have to do so I can free up time for things that increase my knowledge or earnings.

For stock investors, that normally means investing in pooled funds (like UITFs and MFs) rather than directly investing in or trading stocks.

That's not the only way though. And for people like me, who either like direct stock investments or somehow find it more profitable, there's a way to do so without having it take up too much of your time.

So if you're a full time employee (or a busy freelancer) but want to invest in stocks directly, how do you do it?

Would You Take This Bet?

It's actually not about gambling.

I've posted about Loss Aversion before, but this 7:19 video explains it much better.

If you aren't investing or have just started to, this helps explains what you're probably feeling. Heck, I've been investing for yeas and I feel it still.

Opening a U.S. Dollar Account

Opening a U.S. Dollar Account.  A lot of Filipinos have a need for a US Dollar account. Unfortunately for me, most bank require $500 to open an account. Fortunately for me, Philtrust Bank needs only $100 to open and maintain a dollar account. But they also have pretty strict requirements in order to open an account.
A lot of Filipinos have a need for a US Dollar account. Some are for OFW remittances. Better yet, some are for OFWs to store their savings. These days though, a lot are for freelancers so they can deposit their client's payment.

Some, like me, are because they occasionally get US Dollar checks as payment for answering a survey. It's one of the better paying sites (that I know of) so I thought I'd better open a dollar account.

Realistic Resolutions for the New Year

If you're like me, you've probably made a few shoot-for-the-moon new year's resolutions over the years.

But I've found out that small changes can get big results over time, and that they have a much better chance of sticking instead of fading away as the year goes by.

And today, we've got Bwayan Jordison to share his thoughts on this.

Declutter and Simplify

I haven't posted for a while. Because just like last year, the holidays have been so hectic. Not the least of which was finally being able to do some "spring cleaning" around the house.

Despite the limited space in our unit, it's amazing the amount of stuff that just piles up over time.