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These Personal Finance Blogs Will Help You Manage Your Money

When it comes to money matters, many of us Filipinos would rather avoid the topic. But, despite finance being a headache-inducing subject to talk about, more and more millennials are already finding ways to become financially literate individuals.

Changing your lifestyle to set your finances right and building money-saving habits is only the first step, but following through can be extremely difficult. Fortunately, there are already a number of personal finance blogs in the Philippines that you can follow and read if you want to be able to manage your money better. After all, investing in knowledge is always the best form of investment you can make.

1Ready to Be Rich

Fitz Villafuerte has been an advocate of personal finance and entrepreneurship from when he started his blog back in 2007. He was a corporate slave working up to 10 hours a day when he decided that even though he had a good-paying job and can afford most things, he lacked the time to spend with his family, his hobbies and other passions. His journey towards financial freedom started in 2013 when he gradually replaced the income from his job with freelance income and, later on, passive income.

Fitz writes practical tips about money management, freelancing and entrepreneurship, and personal productivity. He is currently an active entrepreneur and investor, and also a Registered Financial Planner.

2Randell Tiongson

Randell Tiongson is considered as one of the top and most respected financial coaches in the Philippines. His blog is all about practical matters such as using credit cards, applying for loans, getting insurance and investing properties, mutual funds and stocks.

With more than 25 years of experience in the financial service industry, it is not surprising why so many people trust him. Randell is also the director of the Registered Financial Planner Institute Philippines and advocates financial literacy, especially among OFWs.

3Smart Pinoy Investor

Omeng grew up in a poor family with very limited knowledge about money. It was through the help of Bo Sanchez’s book, 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich that gave him a 180-degree mindset shift. He is now a strong advocate of financial literacy and aims to teach people to be wise about money and to invest in the stock market through his blog and seminars. When it comes to money matters, he believes that the most important thing is to never stop learning and acting.

4Money Girl Philippines

Money Girl PH is a fairly new personal finance and lifestyle blog that Christine started in 2015. The blog is now making its rounds on the Internet because of the extremely practical tips and tricks that she shares. Christine writes about how to save money, to earn more money and to start investing.

Money Girl PH also has a shop and seminar section that provides links to useful personal finance books and regular seminars held around the Philippines and even outside the country.

5Pinoy Financial Planning

Ranking as the number 1 blog in business and finance by Top Blogs PH, Pinoy Financial Planning shares many articles related to money saving, stock market and mutual funds investing and financial planning. Just like many financial bloggers, Laurent’s mindset was changed due to Bo Sanchez’s Truly Rich Club and he continues to share the lessons he learned in financial freedom through his blog.

6Frugal Honey

Frugal Honey is a blog run by Jill, a government lawyer and mom. She started writing back in 2012 by sharing her successes in wiping out their debts, loans and putting together an emergency fund. Fast forward to 2016 and Jill still continues to inspire her readers with practical tips and lessons. She even regularly shares a quarterly net worth report as well as lessons she learned along the way.

7Millionaire Acts

This personal finance blog was started by Tyrone Solee in 2008 to prove that the law of attraction truly works. His blog was named as such because he wanted to become a millionaire and thus would like to know how millionaires act.

Tyrone’s journey towards financial freedom started when he was just 21 years old and he finally achieved his millionaire dream at 26 by staying frugal and learning to invest. His blog is where he shares his learning about money management.

8Call Me Kristine

Kristine’s lifestyle blog isn’t just all about travel and fashion and beauty. She also talks a lot about money matters, particularly tips that will help you make wise decisions when it comes to stock market investing. If you would like to know more about the different stocks, mutual funds and UITFs to invest in, you should definitely check out Kristine’s Money Matters section.

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