Proud to be Pinoy Now!

God is doing great things in our nation. I believe in the past two years and for years to come, Philippines will no longer be the tail but the head in terms of economic growth and development. With Aquino administration Long-term Development Plan of sustainable and inclusive growth in financial, agriculture and fisheries, infrastructure, sound governance, social development and peace, we are on the right track and we’re slowly benefiting from it.

This video report from Bloomberg says that PH ranks 3rd as fastest growing economy, next to Thailand (2nd) and China (1st). Who would have thought that we are now receiving recognition in terms of success in economic growth, aside from the victory gained by our fellow Filipinos like Manny Pacquiao, Shamcey Supsup, Monique Lhullier, Jessica Sanchez, etc. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity not just being proud to be Pinoy but by contributing to economic growth and benefiting from it. I encourage you to start investing in stock market or UITF. I’m just a newbie investor and still learning.
But before you invest learn from my on-line mentor Randel Tiongson (@randelltiongson) , Chinkee Tan (@chinkeetan) , Fitz Villafuerte (@brodfitz) and Marvin Germo m(@marvingermo). Learn from them too, visit their website and follow them in twitter, for sure you’ll also realize that investing is fun.

The Ultimate Source of Wisdom

If you are into financial management i guess you already read one of the books of financial coaches – Dave Ramsey, Warren Buffet, Robert Kiyosaki. Yeah, they give practical advise on savings and investment. But I agree with financial  guru Randell Tiongson that more than the wisdom we can get from self-help books we can great source of wisdom from the Bible.   The author of broken mindset shared a blog where does financial gurus get wisdom.

Randell Tiongson’s Bible verses that affect our daily lives:

On work – “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.” (Proverbs 10:4, NIV); “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!” (Provebs 6:6, NIV)

On handling money & integrity – “Whoever can be trusted with very little can be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” (Luke 16:10, NIV)

On debt – “Owe nothing to anyone – except for your obligations to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.” (Romans 13:8, NLT)

On lifestyle – “Some who are poor pretend to be rich; Others who are rich pretend to be poor.” (Proverbs 13:7, NLT)

On productivity – “Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another – or maybe both.” (Ecclesiastes 11:6, NLT)

On investing – “But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead.”  (Ecclesiastes 11:2, NLT).

On generosity – “Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:24-25, NLT)”

 And here’s what I’m believing God for…

On work – “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.”  Colossians 3:23

On handling money & integrity – “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful” 1 Corinthians 4:2

On productivity – “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised“. (Hebrews 10:36).

On saving & investing  – “Four things on earth are small,   yet they are extremely wise:  Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer;” (Proverbs 30: 24-25)

On keep doing  “Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed“. (Psalm 119:116)

On generosity “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25)

On living avsimple lifestyle “One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has
great wealth.”  Proverbs 13:7

On Debt “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.”  Proverbs 22:7