Have you heard of these Filipino financial blogs before?
These past two days, I was extremely privileged to attend two events: #SINAG Awards at Manila Polo Club and Registered Financial Planner (RFP) Thanksgiving Dinner at Shangri-la Hotel in EDSA. These were both humbling experiences and I felt fortunate that I was able to take part in it.
During these times:
- 70% of my thoughts were 'Am I really here? Wow.'
- 20% were thinking 'I should ask for their autograph...'
- and 10% were thinking 'Should I go back to the buffet? I don't want to waste food!' :)
Imagine your celebrity idol: Brad Pitt, Daniel Padilla, Jackie Chan or One Direction?
Now, imagine the awe that you'd feel if ever you were to meet them personally? Super starstruck, right?
That's exactly how I felt when I was in both of these events - the owners of the personal finance blogs that I'm idolizing were actually there! I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed and speechless.
Which personal finance blogs and websites influenced me to finally take on the challenge to be financially free? Here are ten of them.
This list is not ranked.
1. Randell Tiongson's blog
I first met Sir Randell back in 2011 when he had a short talk sponsored by CBTL. Three years later, he's still passionate about educating Filipinos on financial management (and his young face hasn't changed!)
As a Registered Financial Planner who has decades of financial planning and money management experience under his belt, Sir Randell writes about personal finance in an informative and straight-to-the-point manner.
His messages are generally all meat, with no filler, so you can dedicate a day or two in browsing his blog, and it still wouldn't be enough! After all, his profile is impressive.