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Health Is Wealth – 9 Things I Did That Helped Me Prevent Diabetes (Updated)

Ralph Waldo Emerson said "The first wealth is health.", and I agree. What's the use of investing in real estate if you have to sell them all to pay your ...
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"The greatest wealth is health"

"The greatest wealth is health"

How many times have we come across the saying and yet do we really acknowledge what Virgil said that "The greatest wealth is health?". If you are wondering why I have ...
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The "aha!" moment that made me decide to take action towards financial freedom

The "aha!" moment that made me decide to take action towards financial freedom

I will be starting a series based on the questions that were asked during a panel discussion with Will Abriza, Sha Nacino, and myself, in the recent Manila leg of the Money Summit ...
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The Reason I Must Be Rich Is Because I Have Kids - A Father's Day Reflection

The Reason I Must Be Rich Is Because I Have Kids – A Father’s Day Reflection

As we celebrate and greet all fathers out there a Happy Father's Day today, let's see an example of how fathers can look at having children very differently ...
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Thank you 2010! Let us keep moving forward in 2011...

Thank you 2010! Let us keep moving forward in 2011…

Although it's already 2011, I simply cannot let 2010 go without giving thanks for another year full of blessings. Let me look back at 2010 for one last time to ...
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Top 20 lessons learned in 2010

Top 20 lessons learned in 2010

As 2010 comes to an end, I can't help but look back and list down just some of the most significant and sometimes painful lessons I personally learned during the ...
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23 Real Estate Investing Lessons I Learned from Ondoy

Almost a year has passed since Typhoon Ondoy devastated what used to be our home in Provident Village in Marikina last September 26, 2009. We have obviously moved on. However, ...
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Time To Outsource My Title Transfer

Time To Outsource My Title Transfer

I have been so busy lately with the title transfer of a foreclosed property that I purchased and I realized that it would be better if I just outsourced the ...
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Pacquiao versus Clottey post fight lessons learned: How not to win by trying not to lose!

Pacquiao versus Clottey post fight lessons learned: How not to win by trying not to lose!

The recently concluded fight between our very own Manny Pacquiao and Ghana's Joshua Clottey was a perfect example of how not to win a fight by focusing too much on ...
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Don't be a stupid real estate investor!

Don’t be a stupid real estate investor!

I hope that got your attention! As we start a brand new year, I'm sure a lot of you have a lot of New Year resolutions and plans.  There's really ...
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Top 7 lessons I learned from playing Rich Dad's Cashflow 101 game

Top 7 lessons I learned from playing Rich Dad’s Cashflow 101 game

I first played Rich Dad's Cashflow 101 game way back in 2007, after I found Think Rich Pinoy Seminar attendees who organized their own cashflow 101 game sessions. I was ...
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How NOT To Invest In Foreclosures

How NOT To Invest In Foreclosures

Trace Trajano recently posted a story about Anna, who bought a property in a foreclosure auction in the US. Take note that some of the things in the story might ...
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Lessons learned by a real estate broker, homeowner, and investor from Provident Village

Lessons learned by a real estate broker, homeowner, and investor from Provident Village

This is the second part in my series on the reflections of a real estate investor(that would be me!) after Typhoon Ondoy's wrath. If you missed the first part, you ...
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I failed to grab my first real estate investment property... so what?! Just keep moving forward!

I failed to grab my first real estate investment property… so what?! Just keep moving forward!

Feeling frustrated when things don't turn out the way they are supposed to? Do you feel like a total failure? You don't have to, failing is totally different from being ...
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9 Lessons Learned From The Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction Sale In Quezon City

9 Lessons Learned From The Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction Sale In Quezon City

I attended the Quezon City real property tax foreclosure auction sale yesterday and although I was only able to make it to the last forty minutes of the auction, I ...
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Foreclosed Real Estate Philippines - After the first 90 days

Foreclosed Real Estate Philippines – After the first 90 days

I started this blog as a tool to help me in my real estate investing activities. In this blog, I have all my foreclosed property listings and important websites online, ...
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Pre-auction bids – Another Lesson Learned

Pre-auction bids – Another Lesson Learned

Last week, I felt disappointed because I found out that all of the small condo units (22 sqm) in the upcoming UCPB auction were already sold out, even if the ...
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9 Lessons Learned From The Marikina Tax Delinquent Properties Auction Last November 13, 2008

9 Lessons Learned From The Marikina Tax Delinquent Properties Auction Last November 13, 2008

My wife and I along with fellow real estate investor friends attended a Tax Foreclosure Auction in Marikina City last November 13, 2008. Although I did not win the bidding ...
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