Davao celebrates Financial Freedom

ABS InterviewAs a fitting start to the new year, the “#LiveFreePH Freedom Tour” made a stop in Davao City to continue its financial freedom rally. From January 24 to 30, Davaoenos were treated to educational booths, exciting promos, and a free concert featuring Sun Life father-son ambassadors Piolo and Inigo Pascual.
Beginning the journey
A string of activities guided participants to begin their own #LiveFreePH journey. In a bold move, they declared their vision of financial freedom with the “Live Free Freedom Wall.” Then they looked at their current situation, shared their outlook about the future, and pledged support to a community in need through BLISS or “Brighter Life Index: Social Sentiment.” And by joining the “Sun CeleBright” promo, they won free trips to their chosen destinations!
But what made the #LiveFreePH Tour brighter were the Sun Life advisors ready to help those who want to jumpstart their financial freedom journey. Some were so inspired that they chose to become financial advisors themselves.
Pursuing the mission
In front of a jubilant and captivated crowd, the “Freedom Celebration” concert headlined by Piolo and Inigo amplified the mission of financial independence for everyone. Aside from belting his signature hits, Piolo serenaded the winners of the hugely popular “Selfie with Papa P” – where longtime fans get to meet their idol and take home a photo souvenir. Inigo also showed off his dance moves and energized the night with today’s popular hits.

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“We want Filipinos to believe that a brighter future is possible. We want them to be inspired to take on their own path towards financial freedom. And that they can start this meaningful journey with the help of our financial advisors,” said Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa. The #LiveFreePH Freedom Tour kicked off last year with stops in Pampanga and Iloilo.

To end the event Papa P serenaded the lucky ladies who shone the brightest in the Selfie with Papa P contest.

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About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Philippines is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies, a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of September 30, 2015, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $846 billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

I Wish they Taught Money in High School : A Book Review

I am a bookworm and so when a friend posted that authors are looking for bloggers who could do a book review, I signed up. The book is entitled “I wish they taught money in High School so I’m not dependent on my paycheck by Clarissa Serina-De La Paz and I wish they taught money in High School so I can start my own business right away by Sharon W. Que”, I believe that this is a book that people should be reading to get ahead of the money game. 1535585_10151869252832499_603030701_n

Clarissa Serina-Dela Paz‘ I Wish they Taught Money in High School so I’m not dependent on my paycheck is an eye-opener for each one of us. Money truly doesn’t grow on trees but if we know where to properly invest it, maybe we can harvest it everyday for the rest of our lives. I was not and never was dependent of my paycheck because I wasn’t an employee for more than 3 months. The first and last time I had my paycheck was 7 years ago for my first job that only lasted for 2 months. Indeed, we need to check our Moneytude (attitude towards money) because it might be the reason why we are not earning more money in our lifetime.
While I was reading Sharon Que‘s I Wish They Taught Money in High School so I can start my own business right away, it was like I am reading my life story. My parents weren’t employees, they were into farming and business too. So I learned to earn money and appreciate its value when I was young. I used to sell anything that can be sold in my grade school and high school days. Sharon Que did a great job in her book, she’s teaching everybody the step by step formula on how to start up a new business. There are a lot of reasons why people are not into business, but the worst is by being scared and afraid of risks.

I would definitely recommend that you buy this book to learn how to earn more money from what you are earning right now. My friends even asked me if I could buy them a copy. You can check out their Facebook Page or their online store to order one : Lifestyle Upgrade 101.