Saturday 21 March 2015

Retire Young and Truly Rich OFWs!!!

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I am writing this blog at around nine in the evening after whole day of monitoring maintenance in the house in preparation for future Financial Literacy series for fellow OFWs. It's almost two years now since I opened my house for such sessions. I can no longer count on how many OFWs had attended sessions at home.

This advocacy to help fellow OFWs had taken a lot from me - time, talent and treasure. I must admit that it has never been easy.  I get tired and sometimes long for the privacy of my flat during weekends.

Gift from fellow OFWs

But whenever I talked to our fellow OFWs and hear how they are transformed by our sessions, I get reinvigorated. The difference that we are able to make to other OFWs gives me enough strength to rally my fellow volunteer advocates to reach out to more OFWs. This also reminds me of the enormous need to spread financial education for Filipinos and that everyone has to make their contribution to make a difference to the greater majority of Filipinos.

I see myself from my fellow OFWs doing their best to achieve their dreams while helping their families the best that they can. And this doesn't come without the great sacrifice of living alone thousand of miles away in a foreign land.

So to my fellow OFWs, don't just work hard. Be financially literate so that we can all Retire Young and Truly Rich!!!

Saturday 14 March 2015

Karen Davila's Secrets to Success

"Suffering in any form is a blessing."

"It's not how much you make but what you set aside consistently to grow that matters more."

"My lifestyle did not change much even when my salary went up. I started saving around 30 percent of my salary even when it was very small. Today, I am saving 60-70 percent of what I earn. What matters is that you develop a habit that will not be easy to break."

"Wealth is not just about money. Always check the condition of the heart."

"It is not how much you have but what you do with money. It's either you are in control or money controls you. This is when the guidance of the Lord comes in."

These are just few of the wisdom which Karen Davila shared during the Truly Rich Club's Wealth Summit 2015. Her values is anchored on a strong faith and deep personal relationship with the Lord which she started to nurture during the later part of her college days.

In these times of teleseryes and video games, we need role models who inspire us to excel and be the best that we can be so that we can be a blessing to more people like Karen Davila. I must admit that on the day of the Wealth Summit, Karen won my heart. I was teary-eyed as she delivered overflowing wisdom with all the difficult challenges that she went through as it resonates with my own experiences and struggles. And as Bro Bo Sanchez pointed out, he saw many who are in tears because her story resonates to many of us in the audience.

Thank you Ms. Karen Davila for being such an inspiration and role model. Thank you for the wisdom and practical tips you shared, not only about money but life in general.

Saturday 7 March 2015

Every Filipino Deserves to be Rich

"Every Filipino Deserves to be Rich". COL Financial founded by my mentor Mr. Edward Lee was built on this foundation.

I am a personal witness of how passionate Mr. Edward Lee in making sure that more Filipinos get rich through stocks investing. I have seen this up close in the very first Truly Rich Club Wealth Summit in 2013. This was further reinforced in the last 2014 Wealth Summit when he brought his younger son Edmund to give a talk on Stocks Trading.

But in the 2015 Wealth Summit today, it was exceptional. I could not help but marvel as I watch the father and 2 sons passionately share their knowledge, experience and wisdom.

You can feel their deep sense of commitment and passion to educate more Filipinos on how they can become great stocks investors like Warren Buffet. Such an inspiring family.

As a Filipino, I feel truly blessed and grateful to the generous, humble and Godly Mr. Edward Lee for making sure that more Filipinos will have richer lives.

I have not only learned today. I am moved to remain steadfast in doing my own share focusing on my fellow OFWs and their families so that more OFWs will retire young and truly rich by investing in stocks.

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