Investing during war time

As investors, we know too well that volatility is part of the game, whether it is war or time of peace. That is why it is a good investment to have an alternative asset that will add to your diversification, which will then help reduce overall portfolio volatility. And now is a good time for you to check the health condition of your portfolio.

Managing your financial plan when interest rises

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced last May 19 the decision of the Monetary Board to hike rates by 25 basis points (bps) effective May 20. Some analysts expect the Monetary Board to hike benchmark rates by 75 bps this year to tame inflation and reduce currency risks after the US Fed (US Federal Reserve) hikes its benchmark rates. … Read more

What You Don’t Know About Estate Planning Can Hurt Your Family

One afternoon, at one of my financial planning seminars, I asked my participants, “what is estate tax?”. A number of participants replied in unison, “it’s the tax we pay every year!” Although, many Filipinos nowadays are well aware of the fundamental concept of financial planning, many are still ill-educated when it comes to estate planning. … Read more


Matapos ang mahabang panahon ng ating pagtatrabo, ang kadalasang pagkakamali ng karamihan ay ang hindi paghahanda sa panahon ng pagtanda. Most of us don’t bother about it until we reach the age of retiement, but sad to say, retirement is not an option. Others think they don’t need much during old age. They forget to … Read more