How my kid’s twenty pesos* is turning into millions?

I wanted to title this review as “My Kids invest in the Stock Market (
and why you & your kids should too?)” but I decided not; because it will just remind you of one of my favorite books “My Maid Invests in the Stock Market” written few years ago by Bo Sanchez.(get here the free eBook).

Last July 2016, as an update, one of his MAIDs already MADE her FIRST MILLION! Are you not amazed? How can someone with 7k salary set aside or make about 12k monthly to get 1M only after seven years? What the Bunso is doing can give you a clue … (read on)

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Gaano ka kasuwerte?

Kung nakakapag-school ka at hindi kailangan maglakad ng isang oras papunta at isang oras pabalik, di ba swerte ka?

Kung may baon ka at di kailangan mag-ulam ng asin, di ba swerte rin yan?

Kung hindi ka sa kuweba kailangan tumira kasama ang mga wild animals tulad ng ahas, swerte din bang matatawag yan?

Ang nasa ibaba (press “F5” key kung wala ang video ng #KMJS) ay isa sa mga nakakalungkot na kuwentong napanood ko: Continue reading

Daloy ng pera

Dumadaloy ang pera kaya madalas tawagin itong “cashflow.”

Masayang isipin kung dumadaloy ito patungo sa’yo (inflow). Pero kung bumabaha ang paglabas ng pera (outflow), puwede maging miserable ang buhay ng isang tao.

Journal

Dahil marunong na kayo magsulat ng journal, may nahanap ako pwede n’yo magamit para sa inyong intentional awareness ukol sa pagdaloy ng grasya kahit allowance (at kaunting EARNings) pa lang yan sa ngayon.

Madali lang kasi “fill in the blanks” lang s’ya.

Pwede n’yo itong balik-balikan para makita ang inyong progress habang tumatakbo ang panahon. Ang totoo, malaking bagay din sa akin ang journal na ito. Hindi lang kasi s’ya pambata.

Kung seryoso ka sa tinatawag na financial stewardship (pangangalaga ng pinansyal na grasyang kaloob ng Maylikha sa atin), maige na balik-balikan ang fill-in-the-blanks na journal na ito.

I-click (sa ibaba) para makita ang Journal:

  • Nagalak ka ba sa pinagkagastusan mo kamakailan? Bakit?
  • Alin sa mga ginastusan mo ang pinagsisisihan mo ngayon? Bakit?
  • May spending habit/s ka ba na kailangan i-improve? Paano ang plano?
  • Paano ka pa makakapag-save?
  • Kapag malungkot(naiiyak)ka o masama pakiramdam mo, ano ang mga mabuting bagay na maari mong magawa na hindi mo kailangan gumastos ng pera?

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Paano bibili kung sarado ang Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE)?

Sumasabay sa school ang operations ng PSE (Philippine Stock Exchange). Bukas sila 9:30am hanggang 3:30pm, Mondays to Fridays only. Kapag holidays, wala rin silang pasok.

So paano ka na maki-sosyo sa mga big tycoons ng bansa tulad ni Tony Tan (ng Jollibee)? Kailangan ba a-absent ka para lang dito?

Hindi kailangan mag-suffer ang school at iba pang gawain n’yo. Sabi nga natin, “on the side” lang ito. Sideline kumbaga. Di kailangang Continue reading

Paano bumili ng stocks sa Colfinancial online platform?

Ate and Bunso,

Since I can’t assist you personally during “trading hours” (9:30am to 3:30pm Mondays to Fridays lang), eto na muna reference n’yo. This is one method how you Continue reading

From the FQ Mom – to Ate and Bunso

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Minsan, mahirap maniwala kapag walang nakikita kahit pa totoo ang mga “principles” na naririnig natin. Yan ang mahirap sa journey, kailangan mong maging visionary (parang yung Makati City lang, dati mga talahiban yan, pero yung mga nakikinabang dyan ngayon, nakita nila na yung bawat talahib na yun, matataas na gusali! at yung pinagsama-samang mga talahib, financial center ng bansa!).

So, tayo andoon pa tayo sa “Journey.” Sa totoo lang di talaga nagtatapos yan until the eternal kingdom is established. And we do not know when that will happen.

Sometimes lang

Ako kasi aminado din na minsan (kung hindi man madalas – at kung madalas man, gaano kadalas ang minsan? whatever!) sinasabi ko “to see is to believe!”

Kung medyo nakakalula pa rin yung pinaka-guiding principles natin sa ating financial literacy journey, may mga pinakiusapan (inistorbo, kinulit, kinalampag, ini-stalk — syempre in a nice way) akong mga tao na napagdaanan na itong journey natin para maging role models natin. Kulang kasi ang lifetime ng isang tao para makamit lahat ng magagandang accomplishments ng iba. So better learn from their experiences – nakakadagdag sila sa karunungan mo sa pinakamaikling panahon. Continue reading

Three minutes and Wi-fi

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We went to BPI yesterday. It was a perfect schedule because I can go out of work just before the bank closes. And kids have no school on a weekday due to the storm… Thanks to Typhoon Lando (international name “Koppu”). But no thanks also because that same tropical depression, I just heard from the news, claimed around 30 lives before going far north of the Philippine Luzon islands.

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Why become rich?

Dear Ate and Bunso,

I want to be very clear why I want you to be wealthy.

[ Gusto ko maging maliwanag bakit nais ko kayong yumaman.]

For Ate: to have almost 6 Million 30 years from now. Of course if she only wants that amount. And for what? Just read on.

[ Para kay Ate: na magkaroon ng halos anim(6) na Milyon  tatlumpung taon mula ngayon. Siyempre, kung gusto n’ya lang ang ganyang halaga. At para saan? Magpatuloy lang sa pagbabasa. ]

whyinvest goals purpose

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And more than that amount for Bunso because she has the time advantage. Again, I won’t force the issue if you don’t like that much money. Now, you still remember the story of “Ping at Pong,” right? In investing, the earlier you start, the better because TIME helps compound especially the earnings. That is IF Bunso, like her Ate, demonstrates that she can also truly save 🙂 Continue reading

Disciplined Investing

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That’s my goal for my daughters.

I had a bonding moment with them going to a BPI branch to submit the BPI Trade Account for my eldest. The bank representative seems not that knowledgeable familiar [or maybe I just had info overload?]  with the terms and conditions I read on the online application. Trouble is bank branches are just receivers of applications and can not provide much information about BPI Trade having disclaimer that they only receive applications, telling me what I already know as if they want to make sure the branch can not be faulted whatever happens to the application/account. That’s understandable.

Makes me think how many BPI Trade applications has that branch in Quezon City been actually receiving each day?

I presume too little, otherwise the reps would already be that knowledgeable and excited.

A number of bank branches I have visited lately seems not excited discussing about stock market or even their own brokerage house. Does it have something to do with the branch core business, which are deposit accounts and loans?

I feel they want to confine people to savings accounts so they can use the money to pocket higher earnings from instruments like stock market  that can earn as high as 20% in a year; and after earning that much, give back to depositor, who effectively lent its money to the bank, a less than 1% fixed earned income in a year (no tax deduction yet) !

Almost 6 Million pesos in 30 years!

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