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Make your money work harder by getting free insurance with BPI Save Up

I’m always looking for ways to make my money work harder. When I first learned about BPI Save Up more or less 10 years ago while I was still working at a BPO, I immediately opened one. I got to have automatic savings and free insurance? What’s not to like? Why not let my money do two things, instead of doing only one thing? Unfortunately, when I changed jobs my payroll bank account also changed. I didn’t bother keeping the BPI Save Up account active. After years of dormancy it became a regular savings account. I recently decided to open

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How to Calculate Your Hourly Wage and Why You Should Do It
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How to Calculate Your Real Hourly Wage and Why You Should Do It

Here’s a very neat method I learned from the classic personal finance book,  Your Money or Your Life: how to calculate my real hourly wage and why I should do it.   The concept is this: [bctt tweet=”we only have a limited time on Earth and we exchange a portion of that time to go to work and earn money. That means we are literally giving up our life for money. ” username=”MeKatieScarlett”]   Which raises the question: are the things we’re spending money on worth the life we’re giving up to buy them?   How to Calculate Your Real

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How to Achieve a Total Money Makeover in the Philippines
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How to Achieve a Total Money Makeover in the Philippines

I’ve been trying to follow the financial advice of so-called experts to try to achieve a total money makeover in the Philippines but nothing seemed to stick. Most of the advice I found were either the feel-good touchy-feely type (you have to think positive thoughts to attract wealth), too unrealistic and out of touch with how human beings work (don’t spend on ANY luxury and eat beans and legumes for an entire year), too chaotic and/or unstructured (set aside 20 percent on savings and don’t stress about the rest), or can land you in small claims court (pay yourself first

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