BPI Preferred Banking and Other Perks with Ayala Rewards Circle

Last March, I received an email from BPI offering free "Staycation Thrills" vouchers if I signed up for ARC (Ayala Rewards Circle). The ARC is an appreciation program that gives you exclusive privileges and perks from the Ayala Group and partner companies. I ignored the email knowing I had no intention of booking a staycation, …

Inflation – My Personal Micro Economic Perspective

The inflation rate in the Philippines accelerated to 6.4% in August, the highest in 9 years.  My social media feed was flooded with negative reactions to the news, which is understandable. Inflation sucks.  In addition to the rising costs of goods, a regular employee has to deal with the rising costs of parking, gas, and …

Invest in Apple and Facebook through the BPI US Equity Index Feeder Fund

Did you ever wonder how you can invest in popular U.S. companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Amazon? The BPI U.S. Equity Index Feeder Fund is one way. If the BPI Philippine Equity Index Fund mirrors the PSEi (Philippine Stock Exchange Index), the BPI U.S. Equity Index Feeder Fund aims to track the performance of …

What would you do if you won P100,000 (2,000USD) today?

I asked this question to a few of my friends, and came up with different answers. This was expected, since personal finance is personal. 🙂 Different ages, different professions, different priorities, different risk appetites. Here are their answers: Name: Paolo Age: 24 Occupation: Supply Chain Position If I won P100,000 today: I would save it …