Top 10 Personal Finance Blogs in the Philippines (iMillennial’s Choice). Admit it, Filipinos are innately resourceful and idealistic. When faced with financial crisis and challenges, we always have short-term solutions. In fact, creative ideas about personal finance have since been running on our minds for quite a long time. However, the sad fact — we have just been financially complacent.
Breaking the cycle of complacency, the unexamined culture of ‘isang kahig, isang tuka,’ more and more millennials have started getting critical and conscious with their financial status, hence self-educating themselves about personal finance, income opportunities, investment instruments, and others. Now, here is our list of helpful personal finance blogs in the Philippines:
1. Ready To Be Rich | Fitz Villafuerte
Satisfying online readers from almost all walks of life with no-nonsense finance-related articles for almost ten years now, Ready To Be Rich has undoubtedly established itself as a helpful and reliable resource of tips and informative discussions on business, investments, personal finance, and others.
Fitz Villafuerte, the man behind the success of one of the top personal finance blogs in the Philippines, is a Filipino entrepreneur, investor, and Registered Financial Planner. What is even more interesting about him as a blogger is that he has this informed advocacy of guiding young working professionals towards financial freedom; hence, he keeps his avid readers abreast of finance-related trends.
2. Millionaire Acts | Tyrone Solee
Inspired by a film that centers on the powerful ‘Law of Attraction,’ Millionaire Acts came into the blogosphere in 2008 (9 years and getting even more popular amongst finance-interested millennials) as a journal of Tyrone Solee which was initially aimed at keeping himself on track of his informed goal —- to become a millionaire.
Undeniably, Millionaire Acts has already broadened its network and exposure from a humble personal finance blog through dozens of media mentions and appearances. Interestingly, it covers a wide niche in business and entrepreneurship, personal finance, investments, frugal living tips, and others.
3. Life and Personal Finance | Randell Tiongson
One of the most experienced and respected personal finance coaches in the Philippines, Randell Tiongson is no question the man to consult with when conscious matters about financial planning, banking, mutual funds, insurance and business consultancy are involved.
Life and Personal Finance, a wing (simply click on BLOG) of his self-named web domain, offers professional financial articles. Equally important, this personal finance blog promotes financial literacy among OFW’s, hence, Randell Tiongson’s speaking engagements in different parts of the world where Filipinos are.
4. Financial Planning Philippines | Garry De Castro
Started in 2008, Financial Planning Philippines is a substantial resource of financial news, updates, money articles, anecdotes about investment experiences, personal finance tips and almost everything about finance.
With his active presence and participation in financial literacy seminars in the country, Garry De Castro has come to realize his noble advocacy — to spread financial awareness to all Filipinos irrespective of social class.
5. Gayward’s Concept | Gayward Mendoza
Minimalistic by design, Gayward’s Concept, a.k.a. Green Stickman, can be one of the best possible personal finance blogs for young (starting) working professionals. What makes it on our list is its bilingual approach. Whether one prefers English or Filipino (Tagalog), the blog offers a translation of comprehensive articles about the basics of personal finance, investments, business and others.
Gayward Mendoza, a creative and business-oriented man, is also a Licensed Electronics and Communication Engineer and a former DOST-SEI Scholar during his college days.
6. Pesos and Sense | Aya Laraya
Started as a television show on GMA News TV back in 2011, Pesos and Sense is a reputable financial education company that covers personal finance and investment topics that, accordingly, ‘intimidate’ the average Filipino. What makes the site special is the simple and practical approach in discussing ‘complex and complicated’ finance-related topics.
Aya Laraya is an investment advocate with over 25 years of experience, and more popular with his piece of advice ‘aral muna bago invest.’ Also, he is a Certified Securities representative, a realtor, a writer, and an MBA degree holder from University of Western Australia.
7. The Wise Living | Lianne Martha Laroya
As the name implies, The Wise Living is a personal finance blog that serves as a guiding journal for Filipino millennials in managing finances wisely. In a nutshell, it offers light and conversational discussions on topics such as personal finance, business, self-development and lifestyle.
Lianne Martha Laroya, aside from being a graduate of Nursing and Sun Life-affiliated financial advisor, is also a successful writer behind the best-selling self-published book ‘OMG! Where Did Your Sweldo Go?’
8. Rock To Riches! | Burn Gutierrez
Recently redesigned, Rock To Riches! is more than just an online journal. It documents the experiences and struggles in financial management of one of our most respected personal finance bloggers in the Philippines, Burn Gutierrez. A line from him, ‘I vowed never to be poor again,’ talks a lot about his deeply rooted inspiration.
An ex-OFW, Burn Gutierrez is an advocate of financial education, music, creativity, and social responsibility. Also, he is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy, Inc.
9. Money Girl Philippines | Christine
As the tagline goes ‘Get Smart with Money,’ Money Girl Philippines, with its recent debut on blogosphere, is a lifestyle and personal finance blog geared towards helping Filipinos to make more, save more, and live more. With this, it gives helpful insights on topics such as budget and debt management, building wealth through passive income and investments, and others.
Passionate about blogging and travelling, Christine is presently based in Iloilo City.
10. Frugal Honey | Jill Sabitsana
Shifting gears from beauty and motherhood to personal finance, a young family-oriented lawyer, Jill Sabitsana, blogs about her day-to-day budget management, practical and informed decisions on investments, emergency funds, and others.
Frugal Honey can be a good source of tips on how to manage household expenses effectively. What makes this personal finance blog worth subscribing is the practical frugality that Jill Sabisana promotes.