Du30: 30 Small Things to do to Make Change Happen in Your Life

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Unless you're Patrick Star (read as: living under a rock), you know that the everyone has been talking about #ChangeIsComing and #WelcomeChange. Appropriately, and just in time for the second half of the year, it's time to reassess your progress on your New Year's resolutions and finally finish what you've started or create new goals to end 2016 strong. To help you guys get the ball rolling (and a fun play on our new President Duterte's shorthand name), here's a #Du30 List, or 30 small things to do to make change happen in your life: 1. Start a dream board | This is a simple way to get the law of attraction on your side, meaning imagine it as yours and it will be yours. 2. Read short stories or books | Get your mind thinking, and transport it to a different place to get your imagination going. 3. Write or doodle | Sometimes, words cannot express our ideas and feelings; write them or doodle them out and you'll feel a whole lot better, and you'll have a piece of art that … [Read more...]

Meet Pawnina – Your New BFF

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  Hi, everyone, Pawnina Bayani here. I’m a 25-year old tech support agent. Just like you, I love to shop, dine, travel, and spend time with the people I love the most. I live independently in a cozy apartment that I’m renting out. I pay my own bills and I send money to my parents in the province. I may not have the most luxurious lifestyle, but I am able to save a few bills every paycheck. My goal is to live life to the fullest, but of course, while still catering to my needs and responsibilities. Not an easy feat, huh? I know many of you out there have the same plight as me—utility bills, rent, money, food, transpo allowance. I know everything can get a bit difficult to shoulder sometimes. And that’s why I’m here. I bring tips and tricks on budgeting and saving—basically how to better handle your finances. You can turn to me for practical advice on life, finances, anything at all! I've been there, and I want to share my experiences with all of you, to help you win … [Read more...]

Beginner’s Guide to Stress-Free Budgeting

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Let's admit it; Filipinos love to spend. We also love to plan get-togethers with friends and other gimmicks around our paydays. Whether it’s to play billiards, watch movies, or have karaoke nights, the mere mention of “sige, sa sweldo” almost, always, means it's a sure thing. Shopping and dining out also revolves around this bi-monthly phenomenon – we're millionaires for one day, paupers for 14. The thing about being financially responsible, though, is not just being able to spend for yourself and pay your bills, you also need to set aside something extra, especially if you have your own family and much more if you have children. How to Be an Expert at Budgeting – The Stress-Free Way! Learning how to budget (as opposed to withdrawing everything in your ATM account) not only allows you to cover all your necessities, it also gives you the opportunity to start saving. It can be a trip of a lifetime or a down payment for a new car or condo – point is, it's time to start acting … [Read more...]

2 Great Things About the K-12 Program and The Challenges They Face

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Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, we saw an overhaul in the education system of the Philippines. We went from the long-standing ten-year program to the 12-year K-12 program. Many people naturally reacted to this change with a range of emotions from acceptance to shock. That latter mostly comes from the fact that extra years means extra spending. Even in cases where the public school system shouldered the brunt of the expenses, there are still books, uniforms, and allowances to save up for. PawnHero looks at two reasons why the implementation of the system is an overall advantage for the country, the challenges that come with it,  and how you can mitigate expenses. 1. A competitive edge To say that Filipinos are competitive is an understatement. Just last year, a 15-year old student won a bronze medal at the 2015 International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering and Environment Project Olympiad for his innovative biodegradable plastic bag. That’s frankly a boon for … [Read more...]

10 Things Every Pinoy Student Loves and Hates When Going Back to School

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This summer was a special one. Thanks to the calendar shift for most schools, this break lasted some four to five months instead of the usual two to three. While this was a welcome change for many students after enduring the stress of endless papers and tests, others still find themselves going back to school in June. But is it really all that bad? … [Read more...]

9 High-Paying Jobs You Can Get Without A College Degree

9 High-Paying Jobs You Can Get Without A College Degree

Our technological age has introduced a multitude of new jobs in the digital space. As more and more jobs are expected to adapt on integrating their functions to meet the needs of our modern technology, a hybrid of established professions have risen. Most jobs that easily adapt to the evolution of technology are not quickly integrated into the curricula of the academia. However, the plethora of knowledge and training available in the internet serves to fill in this gap. … [Read more...]