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[FREE Event] SMart Investing: COL’s 2016 Wealth Building Summit for the Filipino Investor


Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Financial education saves you time and money. 

Which is why I'd always encourage TheWiseLiving readers to sign up for as much Pinoy financial seminars they can so they can increase their knowledge and connect with like-minded people! 

It's a good thing that COL Financial, my personal online stockbroker of choice, is holding a free summit for interested Pinoy investors: SMart Investing: COL’s 2016 Wealth Building Summit for the Filipino Investor. 


Here's their official media release:


Build Wealth the Smart Way

The Philippines’ most trusted online stockbroker, COL Financial, and the largest Filipino conglomerate, SM Investments Corporation, will be sharing their secrets to investing success in this month’s “SMart Investing – COL’s 2016 Wealth Building Summit for the Filipino Investor.”

By joining this free summit, Filipinos can increase their financial literacy and find out what it takes to invest your way into financial security and independence.

Learn about stock market investing in the Philippines and discover how to grow your portfolio by investing in mutual funds

Hear from an impressive team of financial experts, including COL Financial Chairman and Founder Edward Lee, Philippine Stock Exchange President and CEO Hans Sicat, COL Fund Expert Marvin Fausto, and the top fund houses of the Philippines:  ATR Asset Management, First Metro Asset Management, Philam Asset Management, PhilEquity Management, and Sun Life Management.

Participants will also be able to sit in on COL’s mid-year market briefing in the afternoon session, spearheaded by COL Head of Research April Lee Tan and COL Chief Technical Analyst Juan Barredo. In addition, each day’s activities will come to a close with a panel discussion with investment experts and representatives from SM Investments, BDO, and SM Prime, followed by an exclusive Q&A session.

SMart Investing will kickstart this journey towards financial literacy on August 22 in Cebu, at the Radisson Blu Hotel from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The summit continues on August 23 at Cagayan de Oro for a 12:00 pm afternoon session at the Pryce Plaza Hotel. The last two days of the summit will be in Davao on August 25 at SM Lanang Premier, and in Manila on August 27 at SMX Mall of Asia, from 8:30am to 5:00pm on both days.

For more information on this event, visit the official Facebook page of COL Financial (https://www.facebook.com/colfinancial) or register for the event at http://bit.ly/COLsmartinvesting.



TheWiseLiving Turns 5 Today! (Join Our Anniversary Giveaway Here!)


Monday, August 01, 2016
How time flies... Seems like it was only yesterday when I wrote my first ever TheWiseLiving.com blog post:

"I need to take control of my life and learn how to manage my finances. I need to do it now. Because the best time is always now."

240 blog posts and 1.6 Million pageviews later, here we are, celebrating our fifth blog anniversary. 

And I'm proud to announce that we're having a blog giveaway! :) 

7 Easy Ways You Can Save Money As A Millenial


Saturday, June 04, 2016
I have dreams as grand and as special as the next Pinoy Millenial. Don't you have them also? 

You want to travel around the Philippines - and even travel the world. Exciting! 

But your income isn't even enough for you to travel comfortably to work everyday. Minsan, kelangan mo pa makipagsapalaran sa bus, MRT at LRT. 

You want to dine out and try the amazing food selections spanning the different countries. 

But your bank account says you can only afford fast food for now. Sabi nga nila, budget-tarian daw tayo. 

You want to live in a comfortable, posh and swoon-worthy apartment with its color schemes, satisfying patterns and vintage furniture that you personally arranged to be imported from exotic locations. 

But your money in your wallet is telling you that you don't have enough money to get by with this month's rent payment. 


1. Log out of Instagram at least twice a week 

Instagram is full of pretty pictures of gorgeous clothes, fantastic scenery and seemingly perfect lives of seemingly perfect people. 

It's also a blackhole for your finances. 

First Day in Osaka, Dotonbori - Lianne at Leisure


Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Last night, I dreamt of train stations in Japan. 

That dream made me want to go back in time and reminisce my latest trip to Japan - from May 20-24 of this year. It made me miss the train, the long walks I needed, the polite people I've talked to and of course, the yummy food I've eaten during my trip. 


Now, going to Osaka was the same. Pero pinakaimportante talaga dito ay ang pagkain. Lol.

After checking into my accommodation, I freshened up and headed to go to Dotonbori, also known as Japan's Kitchen, or Lianne's Greatest Weakness. 

On the way there, here's what I saw: 



And that's why I would always love Japan. Just look at how comfortably stylish - and innovative! - the Japanese are. When I first saw this, I smiled in amusement. Super cute ang bikes nila.