How to Claim SSS Death Benefit in 5 Easy Steps

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Two benefits can be claimed by the beneficiaries of a deceased member i.e., funeral and death benefits. The SSS funeral benefit is paid as a lump sum. On the other hand, the SSS death benefit can be paid as a pension or a lump sum depending on who is claiming and the number of contributions paid before the semester of death. This is a complete guide to help you in claiming the two benefits.

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How to Easily File a Pag-IBIG Death Benefit Claim?

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Probably you’re reading this because someone died in the family. I know it’s hard. It’s emotionally draining but at the same time, you’ve to manage several things. You must settle the hospital bills, process the death certificate, get funeral service, secure a permit for excavation if needed, prepare the lot for interment, consolidate the estate, and claim death benefits from the employer, SSS, and Pag-IBIG. With all the things on your plate, you need someone or something to guide you. Thus, I’ll be sharing with you my experience of claiming a Pag-IBIG death benefit.

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Pag-IBIG MP2 Calculator: An Easy Way to Strategize Your Investment

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Here are the three things you to look at when investing: stabilityliquidity, and return. What’s good with Pag-IBIG MP2 is that it has all these three components. In 2020, for example, when the world was panicking about the COVID-19 pandemic, Pag-IBIG declared a dividend rate of 6.12%. You must have a partner in this fast-paced environment that can help you analyze, strategize, and track your investment. Thus, we created the Pag-IBIG MP2 calculator to serve as your partner.

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My Ipon Diary: A Realistic Approach in Starting Your 52 Weeks Challenge

My Ipon Diary by Chinkee Tan

Last January 20, 2018, Chinkee Tan had released a new book called “My Ipon Diary” which is a follow-up to his successful book “Diary of a Pulubi“. If you’re not yet familiar with the author, he is known for his direct attacks on financial topics with a hint of humor. He makes each topic easy to follow especially for beginners in financial literacy. A good approach in starting your “ipon” journey.

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Why Getting a Secured Credit Card is a Good Choice?

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Did you know that there are two types of credit cards? Well, they are just the same plastic card that you can use for your purchases. The only difference is that a secured credit card needs a hold-out deposit. In case of default, the bank can easily claw back its money. While on the other hand, an unsecured credit card doesn’t require a deposit.

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4 Easy Investment Strategies to Start off Your Investment Portfolio

When you are just starting with investments, it can be challenging to know where to begin. There are so many different investment options available, and it can be hard to determine which ones are right for you. This blog post will discuss four easy investment strategies that are perfect for beginners. We will also provide some tips on how to get started with investing. So if you’re ready to get started, keep reading!

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3 Ways To Plan For Retirement

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Retirement planning is never easy, but the best advice is to start as soon as possible. The longer you spend planning for retirement, the more financially stable you will be when you retire. How should you plan for this part of your life? Well, here are three things you should consider doing:

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7 FAQs About VUL Plans Insurance Buyers Must Know

FAQs VUL

VUL is one of the best-selling types of life insurance plans in the Philippines. It’s a combination of life insurance protection coupled with investment similar to a mutual fund. It’s a very popular plan for millennials as it can help jumpstart their journey toward financial freedom.

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The 50-30-20 Rule: A Beginners Guide in Budgeting

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Being new in the workforce and managing salary is quite a daunting task. It can be very difficult to strike a balance between what you want and need. Adding all the sales in malls or from your favorite stores can really mess up your cash flow that’s why you need to do budgeting. I’ll be sharing a budgeting idea that I’ve been using for years and it’s called the 50-30-20 rule. This is just a simple and yet very easy-to-follow budgeting idea that you can do to improve the way you handle money.

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5 Lessons From Being A Blogger In The Philippines

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A mentoring session with Raymund Camat, founder of MoneyTalkPH

Yes, I made it! This is the 4th year of TheWiseGuyPH. As a celebration, let me share with you the 5 life lessons I learned from blogging as my 100th post. You know being an independent blogger especially in the Philippines is hard but fun. I started without knowing what to do and look at where this blog is now. The challenges did not stop me from producing quality content for my readers, like you. So thanks to all of you for patronizing my creative space.

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