5 Strategies to Get the Most out of Pagibig MP2

5 strategies to maximize Pag-ibig MP2 savings account

In our first blog, ultimate guide in Pag-ibig MP2, you learned the advantages and disadvantages of investing in Pag-ibig MP2. The next article is about comparisons of Pag-ibig MP2 when done monthly, annually, or through one-time investment. Lastly, we get down and dirty with numbers in how to compute Pagibig MP2 dividends. Now, I know you are ready to know the 5 strategies to maximize Pag-ibig MP2.

3 conditions

Before that, let me share the three conditions used for the 5 strategies to maximize Pag-ibig MP2.

1. Minimum investment

The minimum investment amount per month is used, which is ‎₱500. If the contribution is ‎₱500 per month, it’s equivalent to ‎₱6,000 in a year, and it is ‎₱30,000 in 5 years. Thus, the total investment for five MP2 accounts is Php 150,000.

2. Average dividend rate

Using the 7.5% dividend rate the same with the official Pag-ibig MP2 examples. The purpose is for comparative analysis only. If you want a more mathematical approach, you may use the average dividend rate for the past 5 years to capture the highs and lows of investment in MP2.

You can read and view the past MP2 performance and the average dividend rate.

3. Simple and compound interest formula

Simple and compound interest formula is used to project the earnings.

5 Strategies to Maximize Pagibig MP2

These are just recommendations that you may or may not employ. So please take this with a grain of salt.

So here are the 5 strategies to get the most of Pag-ibig MP2.

1. Dividend Payout

The first strategy is the dividend payout. As the name implies, in this method, you will get your dividends per year. There are some reasons you may consider this if you want to have a steady stream of income to finance your needs.

It may be for your yearly vacation, fees and membership, etc.

Year

Monthly Savings (MS) Accumulated MS per Year Cumulative Savings Annual Dividend Payout Total Accumulated Value TAV)
1 500 6,000 6,000 243.75 6,000
2 500 6,000 12,000 693.75 12,000
3 500 6,000 18,000 1,143.75 18,000
4 500 6,000 24,000 1,593.75 24,000
5 500 6,000 30,000 2,043.75 30,000
TOTAL 30,000.00 5,718.75 30,000

How it works?

  • Open an MP2 savings account
  • Pay your contribution (monthly or yearly)
  • Indicate that you want a yearly dividend payout
  • Elect a bank account upon opening of MP2 so you can easily receive your yearly dividends
  • Get your capital at the end of 5 years
  • Repeat as needed

2. Compounded Dividend

The second strategy is best for medium to long-term investors. As the name implies, you will get your money and dividends after 5 years. But if you chose to reinvest your money, you must be a long-term investor who wants capital growth.

But you may also consider other aggressive investments. It can be mutual funds, UITF, VUL such as single pay VUL (SPVUL), stock market, forex, etc., that have a history of outperforming Pag-ibig MP2 in the past.

Year Monthly Savings (MS) Accumulated MS per Year Cumulative Savings Dividend Amount Total Accumulated Value (TAV)
1 500.00 6,000.00 6,000.00 243.75 6,243.75
2 500.00 6,000.00 12,243.75 712.03 12,955.78
3 500.00 6,000.00 18,955.78 1,215.43 20,171.21
4 500.00 6,000.00 26,171.21 1,756.59 27,927.81
5 500.00 6,000.00 33,927.81 2,338.34 36,266.14
TOTAL 30,000.00 6,266.14 36,266.14

How it works?

  • Capital and interest earns dividends
  • If you don’t need the money then let it stay here for better returns
  • Get your capital and dividends after 5 years
  • Repeat until you reached your financial goals

3. Tiered

Between the first 2 strategies, compounded dividends shown a much bigger return. And if you will use the money several years from now, you may consider opening a few more accounts. You may do this every year, and at the end of 5 years, you will start to receive the yearly maturity of your MP2 accounts.

Tell me, who doesn’t want a yearly payout. Totally not me 🙂

This strategy is for?

  1. Best for long-term investors. Those who want capital growth and security.
  2. If you are willing to invest an increasing amount per year.
  3. Must have the time and patience to manually open an MP2 account each year.
YEARSAVINGS1ST MP22ND MP23RD MP24TH MP25TH MP2
16,0006,244  
212,00012,9566,244 
318,00020,17112,9566,244 
424,00027,92820,17112,9566,244
530,00036,26627,92820,17112,9566,244
6(24,000) 36,26627,92820,17112,956
7(18,000)  36,26627,92820,171
8(12,000)   36,26627,928
9(6,000)    36,266
Total90,00012,26618,26624,26630,26636,266

How it works?

  • Open an MP2 account on a monthly or yearly basis.
  • The contribution per year is Php 6,000. Thus, every year, the contribution increases by Php 6,000.
  • You can do this tiered strategy until you are happy. Do not limit yourself to the example of 9 years.

Demystifying the “Tiered Strategy

First, each MP2 is opened with a Php 6,000 yearly contribution, and dividends are compounded.

In the 2nd year, you will open another MP2 savings account. Thus, your contribution for that year is Php 12,000.

In the 3rd year, your contribution will be Php 18,000, in the 4th year, it’s Php 24,000, and in the 5th year, it will be Php 30,000.

This is where things can get a little confusing.

At the end of 5 years, the first MP2 account will mature. Thus, you will get Php 36,266. But then, remember, you still have four MP2 accounts to pay.

So in that year, the total money that will go to your pocket is only Php 12,266.

At the end of the 6th year, you will pocket Php 18,266. Again, the matured MP2 or Php 36,266 less Php 18,000 for the remaining 3 MP2 accounts. This continues until the end of the 9th year.

What’s the total contribution?

The total contribution is only the first 5 years which is equal to Php 90,000 only. In the 6th year, you will no longer have to spare cash as your first MP2 is now matured.

I have noticed that some articles saying that the total investment will be Php 150,000 for the span of 9 years. But will you agree with me? Once you received your first MP2 account, you will use the same money to pay for your remaining 4 MP2 accounts.

That’s why your total investment is only Php 90,000 because, after 5 years, your MP2 account can now stand on its own.

What happens if I continue opening an MP2 account per year?

Are you also curious, what will happen if you continue opening an MP2 account? At the end of the 5th year, the answer is simple you will start to get yearly dividends of Php 6,266 only.

Again, this is based on the matured MP2 account less active MP2 accounts. So, if you will continue opening MP2 accounts, then Php 6,266 is based on Php 36,266 minus 5 (Php 6,000).

The total investment is still Php 90,000, and you’ll get a yearly dividend of Php 6,266.

4. The Rollover

This strategy is best for long-term investors that can spare a huge sum of money. This is similar to the compounded dividends, wherein you will opt to get your capital and dividends at the end of the 5th year.

At the maturity, you will reinvest the capital and its dividends in MP2.

You may continue doing this until you reached your goal. For example, you want to prepare an educational fund for your children; if you want to do this for your retirement, why not.

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YEARSAVINGS1st MP22nd MP2
11,000,0001,075,000
21,155,625
31,242,297
41,335,469
51,435,629
61,543,302
71,659,049
81,783,477
91,917,239
102,061,032
Total1,000,0002,061,032

How it works?

  • Open an MP2 account with your one-time investment
  • Get your money upon maturity
  • Open a new MP2
  • Re-invest your money and its dividends
  • Repeat until you reached your goals

Things to consider:

  1. You must get your money upon maturity because if not, it will be placed at a much lower interest rate.
  2. Getting a new MP2 is needed every 5 years.
  3. It may take a while before you actually get your money based on the experience of other members.

Demystifying the “Rollover Strategy

The strategy is straightforward to understand. You open an MP2 with a single investment and close the account after 5 years. Then you will reinvest the money and its earnings by opening another MP2 account.

In this example, you get to double your money in the span of 10 years. This is about 106% growth in capital.

Again, bear in mind, we used the 7.5% dividend rate, which is higher than the average dividend rate in the past 5 years. Nonetheless, the examples shown here still stand true regardless of the actual rate for comparative purposes.

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5. The Combo

What if we combined the 4 strategies altogether and see which one will give the best possible return?

But before that, I would like to clarify that the combos presented here are not the only possible combos you can use.

Why?

Because in reality, you may not actually follow the strategies presented here, right.

Maybe, you will start doing monthly, then switched to yearly. Or probably from the one-time investment, you decided to add more to your existing MP2 account and so on. So please spare me from hate.

Combo 1: Monthly, Tier, and Rollover

The first combo is by investing Php 500 per month or Php 6,000 per year. Then opening another MP2 account every year. At the end of 5th year, upon maturity, you will open your 6th MP2 account using your matured investment of Php 36,266.

YEARSAVINGS1st MP22nd MP23rd MP24th MP25th MP26th
MP2
7th MP28th MP29th MP210th
MP2
06,0006,000
16,0006,2446,000  
212,00012,9566,2446,000 
318,00020,17112,9566,2446,000
424,00027,92820,17112,9566,2446,000
530,00036,26627,92820,17112,9566,24436,266
624,000 36,26627,92820,17112,95638,98636,266
718,000  36,26627,92820,17141,91038,98636,266
812,000   36,26627,92845,05341,91038,98636,266
96,000    36,26648,43245,05341,91038,98636,266
1005206548,43245,05341,91038,986
1105206548,43245,05341,910
1205206548,43245,053
1305206548,432
14052065
Total Investment150,00052,06552,06552,06552,06552,065

You will notice that this strategy is almost similar to the tiered example above. But there are two main differences:

  1. The total investment here is Php 150,000. This is because, on the 6th year, you will open your 6th MP2 account using the Php 36,266 you get from the maturity of your first MP2 account. Then you still have 4 remaining MP2 accounts, so you must invest an additional Php 24,000 for that year. The same goes for the rest of the remaining years.
  2. You will start to receive your matured MP2 account in the 10th year.

So, how much is the return after 14 years?

The total return on investment will be maturity minus the capital. In an equation, it will look like this.

5 x (Php 52,065) – Php 150,000 = Php 110,325

It is equal to 74% return in 14 years.

Combo 2: Annual, Tier, and Rollover

In this combo, you will open one MP2 account every year for the next 5 years. Then reinvest the money upon every maturity of MP2 accounts.

YEARSAVINGS1st MP22nd MP23rd MP24th MP25th MP26th MP27th MP28th MP29th MP210th MP2
030,00030,000
130,00032,25030,000  
230,00034,66732,25030,000 
330,00037,26934,66732,25030,000
430,00040,06437,26934,66732,25030,000
530,00043,06840,06437,26934,66732,25043,068
6 43,06840,06437,269434,66746,29843,068
7  43,06840,06437,26949,77046,29843,068
8   43,06840,06453,50349,77046,29843,068
9    43,06857,51653,50349,77046,29843,068
1061,83057,51653,50349,77046,298
1161,83057,51653,50349,770
1261,83057,51653,503
1361,83057,516
1461,830
Total Investment150,00061,83061,83061,83061,83061,830

Again, the total investment is Php 150,000.

The return on investment is Php 159,150. In an equation it will be like this.

5 x (Php 61,830) – Php 150,000 = Php 159,150

That’s a total of 106% growth in capital after 14 years.

Combo 3: One time and rollover (simply the “Rollover”)

Lastly, this combo is just the same as the rollover strategy above. The only difference is that the time is extended to 15 years.

You might be raising your eyebrows now. But let me explain first.

The two combos above are only 14 years, right. However, this example is for 15 years simply because the 3rd MP2 will mature after 15 years.

YEARSAVINGS1st MP22nd MP23rd MP2
0150,000150,000
1161,250
2173,343
3186,344
4200,320
5215,344
6 231,495
7 248,857
8 267,522
9 287,586
10309,155
11332,341
12357,267
13384,062
14412,867
15443,832
Total Investment150,000443,832

Same with the rest of the combo, the total investment is Php 150,000.

The return on investment is Php 159,150. In an equation it will be like this.

Php 443,832 – Php 150,000 = Php 293,832

That’s a total of 196% growth in the capital after 15 years. It’s no surprise that the one-time investment will give the best possible return, as it was already illustrated in our previous blog about the comparison of monthly, yearly, and one-time contributions in MP2.

Let’s wrap it up!

Congratulations! You finally reached this part. I know it’s a long read, and some parts are difficult to follow. So take your time and read the previous blogs about this topic to equip you with the right knowledge in MP2.

Just like what I said in the beginning, all strategies presented here are only recommendations. And even if you can easily identify which strategy will grant you the maximum return doesn’t mean it’s the right strategy for all.

Remember that our goals and financial resources are not the same while we aspire for the best possible return. So feel free to adapt to the most realistic strategy and step up your game as you progress in life.

There is nothing wrong with taking baby steps. It might take you a while, but the most important thing is that you can get there.

Happy investing!

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2 comments… add one
  • Arianne Paraiso Link Reply

    Thank you for the tips! Will push for Combo 3: One time and rollover (simply the “Rollover”) in January 2022! 🙂

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