Pag-IBIG Fund’s Modified Pag-IBIG II (MP2) is another investment option that we can explore. It is a government savings program for Filipinos who are looking for affordable, flexible, low-risk options. OFWs are eligible to enroll, provided they have an active Pag-IBIG I membership.
A couple of weeks ago, I had a conversation with our landlord here in Dubai and found out that his finances are in tatters. Mired in debt with no clear solution. He even owes money to relatives, friends and some people in church. I’m not talking about 5 digits of debt; he owes the bank and other people a total of AED 365K (PHP 5.152 Million)! That’s a staggering amount especially for someone whose income is not even enough to cover the monthly payments.
A lot of people in the Philippines have heard about “Inflation” so many times on TV, usually in the news whenever the reporters talk about the current economy, but never really paid much attention to it. At least not until it hit such high levels that it became very alarming. All of a sudden, people were talking about it. Some became “experts” overnight and started commenting on social media despite knowing very little about it.
There are different ways in which a person can make money in the stock market. One is by Active Trading, and the other through Long Term investing.
Active trading requires constant monitoring of one’s portfolio or current holdings. The amount of time you need to spend monitoring your portfolio depends on the kind of trader you are.
According to the most recent statistical data, there are about 10 million Filipino OFWs all over the world. 1 out of 10 are financially broke, while 8 out of 10 will go home with no savings, or funds for retirement. If you are an OFW, those are scary numbers and those numbers are REAL!
This is a question that we often hear from people who have heard about investing so many times before, and now have the money to do so. It’s really great that a lot of people nowadays are more aware about the importance of investing, and are willing to give it a go. The Philippine economy is really doing well, and investing for your future now is one of the best things that you can do for your future self. For Overseas Filipinos, this is one of the many ways you can take advantage of the higher salaries that you’re getting from your employment abroad.