Back to Basics

But First, You Need a Financial Blueprint

RedditPin4Share7TweetShareClipVibeWhatsAppTelegramPrintEmail11 SharesEver since I began plotting my way out of poverty and learning about personal finance – which started more than decade before I even conceived of writing this blog – I regularly came across people with the same goals as I do but were just proceeding without any specific direction. Like me, they wanted to be financially free in a number of years. But unlike me who had a financial blueprint that I implemented, they were “winging it”. It was crazy to me because for something as important as financial freedom, you’d think that people will exert effort to

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Net Worth Update - March 2020
Net Worth Report

March 2020 Net Worth Update – In the midst of the coronavirus epidemic

RedditPinShare14TweetShareClipVibeWhatsAppTelegramPrintEmail14 SharesAs you may have noticed, the world has gone absolutely insane in the past three months. Since the start of the year, the stock markets I’ve been investing in were on a downward spiral due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Millions of people are in lockdown and still no cure or vaccine in sight. I read how the Spanish flu killed millions in 1918-1920 and I hope I’m wrong but what’s going on right now has the same energy. So what I’m saying is, worrying about the decreasing value of my retirement portfolio seems asinine at this moment, especially given

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Guide to PERA Investment Instruments
PERA

Ultimate Guide to PERA Investment Instruments

RedditPin2Share37TweetShareClipVibeWhatsAppTelegramPrintEmail39 SharesIt’s been almost 3 years since the implementation of Personal Equity Retirement Account or PERA at the end of 2016. Up to this time, most Filipinos are still in the dark about what PERA means and what it can do for them in their retirement. Many of those who have heard of PERA opt to avoid putting their money in it due to a combination of lack of information regarding PERA investment instruments and confusion on how PERA fits in their financial plans. Earlier this year, I wrote a primer on PERA and why all of us need it asap.

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Katie Scarlett

Katie Scarlett

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