Next goal: Hiking with Friends?

It’s summer time again and this season reminds me of one of the items on my bucket list that still remains unchecked.

That is, to go hiking and trekking with my high school friends…

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My high school friends in the mountains again!

They’ve been inviting and encouraging me to join them in their hiking trips, but with my current responsibilities plus my not-so-fit physique, I don’t feel confident about going with them.

But deep inside me, I feel very excited by the thought that I will go hiking again just like the old times.

I remember during my younger days, my cousins and I would go to our grandparents’ farm and we would go even farther without them knowing that we were already hiking and climbing in the mountains.

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How to Get SSS Number Online


Good news to those who need to apply for SSS Membership and who want to know how to get SSS Number!

You don’t need to go to the SSS branch personally anymore to obtain your Social Security Number because it’s now available ONLINE.

Yes, you read it right!

You can now register as an SSS member through SSS online facility.

Meaning, you don’t have to commute, you don’t have to line up, and you don’t have to wait until your number is flashed on the screen for you to apply for SSS membership at the SSS branch.

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Pinay Investor Updates – April 2016

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My last Pinay Investor Updates post was published almost half a year ago. Can’t believe it’s been that long. Time really flies so fast.

If you’re new to this site and you know nothing about Pinay Investor, I’ll just give you a short background of how it all started.

I used to work in a call center company (BPO) for 7 years before I decided to resign and try working from home. And because I didn’t have any idea on what to do at home or where to find work-at-home opportunities, I attended a one-day workshop, entitled, Work-at-Home-Mom or WAHM 101.

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Getting Started on Mutual Fund Investment


One of the reasons why I like what I’m doing right now as an Event Director is the opportunity to share and spread Financial Literacy to other people.

Last week, we helped out the Philippine Investment Funds Association or PIFA for their Annual Mutual Fund Awareness Week and I feel honored to be part of that event.

It was a month-long preparation and it was all worth it after seeing hundreds of people registering for the event to learn more about mutual funds.

Nearly 700 people registered through our site and though only about 400 of them showed up during the event, it was still a huge crowd.

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FREE Event: PIFA Mutual Fund Awareness Week


I have invested in the stock market, UITF, VUL, bank deposits and even in local coops, but I’ve never tried investing in mutual funds yet. I’ve been planning to put a portion of my daughter’s educational fund in mutual funds, but I haven’t gotten the chance to open an account yet.

I attended the stockholder’s meeting with Philequity sometime in 2014 to know more about mutual funds, and I was almost ready to get started, but I later decided to put it in the stock market instead.

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Attend Stock Market Investing Seminar this April 2016 by Marvin Germo


The first run of Stock Smarts workshops this year has been a success!

Thanks to everyone who attended and thanks also to our venue sponsor, Flyspaces, for referring us to Regus, where we had the four sessions of Stock Smarts last Feb 6 and 13, 2016.


This April, Stock Smarts will be back for another series of stock market investing workshops with 6 sessions:

Module 1 – Basics of Stock Market (P3,000)

April 2, 2016 (Sat) / 8:30AM-12:30PM

•   Learn the basics of the stock market and how it works. This is a perfect workshop if you want to know how to get started in the stock market and why you should invest in it. Our speaker is  really good at simplifying concepts and you will surely understand how the stock market works even if you have no accounting or technical background or even if you haven’t heard of this before.

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Stock Smarts Workshops 2016: How to Invest in the Philippine Stock Market


Are you interested to learn about the stock market and how to invest in it?

Do you want to know how it really works and how you can get started?

Do you want to know what stocks should you pick and why?

Is it a good time to buy or sell stocks now that the market is down?

Do you want to learn how to read chart patterns and market trends and apply it on your stock market trading?

If your answer is yes to any of the above questions, then you’re at the right page.

Manila Workshops and Marvin Germo are bringing back the most attended Stock Smarts workshop series last year and this time it’s packed with 6 practical and interactive training sessions that makes it the most complete and comprehensive stock market training program in Manila this year.

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