9 Best Designer Bags to Pawn and How Much They’re Worth

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Although It’s true that you can own too many bags, there are times when you just want to get rid of the ones that you barely use. It is either filling up your closet and you have nowhere to place it, or you probably bought it just because you feel like it. Good thing there’s PawnHero, an online pawnshop in the Philippines, where you can pawn your bags that you don’t need or use anymore at a very reasonable price. Here are some of the designer bags that you can pawn and how much they are worth.   1. Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Dubbed as "The Perfect Bag for The City," Louis Vuitton's The Speedy is one of the brand's iconic bag design. It appeals to a lot of women due to its simple lines and chic Monogram canvas. Estimated loan value: P14,250   2. Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Louis Vuitton's Neverfull is another iconic design of this brand. It also contains a removable zippered clutch which can be used on its own or as an additional pocket for the … [Read more...]

6 Best Watches to Pawn and How Much They’re Worth

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It’s true that you’ll almost feel naked and bare when you forget to wear your watch. It’s such a day-to-day fashion staple that you put so much value to it. You can personalize it depending on the overall look, watch & strap size, color, and design. However, you can get more value to it when you decide to pawn it. Below are some of the best watches that have the greatest pawn value: Michael Kors   Image source: Michael Kors)   With an estimated loan value of P3,750, a Michael Kors watch is sparkly and glitzy on your arm and at the pawnshop too. This watch brand is known for designing watches with jewels. In other words, they’re taking watches to a whole new level of accessory. Whether you have it in gold, silver, or the trendy color of rose gold, it’s all good to be pawned.   Tag Heuer Formula 1   (Image source: Tag Heuer)   If ever you decide to pawn a Tag Heuer Formula 1, expect to get its pawn value at P19,350. The … [Read more...]

20 Personal Finance Blogs in the Philippines to Read Now!

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Everyone dreams of becoming rich—rich enough to be able to pay for bills, acquire property, send a family member to school, get proper medical care when health fails, or travel at least once a year. This is the great Filipino dream. Luckily, Filipinos today have more access to online blogs that can be their source of information and inspiration to be financially literate. These blogs offer valuable tips about money, investment, and related financial topics that Filipinos can apply in their everyday life and help them prepare for their future. Here are some personal finance blogs where you can pick up a lesson or two on how to free yourself from money woes: 1. BoSanchez.ph Bo Sanchez is a published author of best-selling books such as “My Maid Invests in the Stock Market…And Why You Should, Too!” and “8 Secrets of the Truly Rich.” He’s also a micro-entrepreneur on a mission to convert (no pun intended) ordinary Filipinos to become financially literate. As a fan of the … [Read more...]

8 Realistic Financial Goals and Ways to Achieve Them

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With so many things to do, places to see, and bills to pay, your wallet and savings will be put to the test. Before accomplishing your life bucket list, you have to make sure your financial savings are all set not only to accommodate your wants but also prepare for the rainy days. But first things first, you must plot out specific financial goals and match it with your financial capabilities. In a previous World Bank study entitled “Enhancing Financial Capability and Inclusion in the Philippines,” Filipino respondents received a rating of 45% in financial literacy quiz, which means that Filipinos’ financial management and habits are still average. No matter what age set you’re in or how your lifestyle goes, the need to save money and be financially aware is a must do. While saving money is a tough deal when you’re living paycheck to paycheck, you can counter it by saving little by little.     1. Have no debts – If there’s one thing you’d feel good for … [Read more...]

A Single’s Survival Guide To Valentine’s Day

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Alert! February 14 is a nuclear explosion of love. Seek solace and comfort in a love bomb shelter! But wait, don’t forget to bring a bottle of champagne and pour it on a flute glass (yes, a celebratory glass), because here’s a really great toast to all singles who love themselves more and who know how to live independently! Bitter aside, the heart’s day is gonna be an amusing day of showing affection and admiration. Now, instead of sheltering yourself from Valentine’s bombs and turning into an ugly bitter betty this V-day, here’s a really smart survival guide to heart’s day below: 1) Go out and celebrate love! Love comes in all forms, your relationship status should not be a sorrowful one, and hey, there are millions out there just like you, so you are not alone in this game. But if you are making a sarcastic statement, you can go to the Hugot Cafe to shove Valentine’s day that the joke’s on you. 2) Get all the love you need. Remember, rations of sweetness will ran out that day, … [Read more...]

Reality Vs Expectation: The Ugly Truth We Get During Holiday Reunions

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The holiday season highlights a time to get together! Invitations are coming in and reunions are planned over social media group chats or a formed committee over hang outs. With everything going on, you expect yourself to come 100 per cent prepared! After all, reunions are there to make or break an impression and leave a reputation. Call it the ugly truth, but you knew this is coming. Here are really common reality versus expectation cases we get to go through during the holiday reunions. At least, one way or another, you are never alone with this experience. Case number 1: On weight Expectation: "Ang sexy mo na." (Wow!You’re looking fit!) Reality: "Ang taba mo na grabe!" (You gained weight!) Image source After graduation most of us get focused on other priorities in life that we forget to sometimes focus on ourselves especially our weight. But really, would weight matter when you are goal-driven with your career growth? Altho, this could also be a wake up call to remind … [Read more...]

Top Pinoy Christmas Feels That You Can’t Miss For The World

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The  best thing about loving the holidays in the Philippines besides being the longest holiday season in the world, it’s the people, their traditions and just being at home in general. It’s everything that a Pinoy would love to have during the holidays. So, as the remaining days of 2016 draws to a festive approach, here are the top Pinoy Christmas feels that you would not miss for the world. After all, there’s no place like home. 1) Being with Family  “One, two, three, smile!” Pinoys have a family-oriented culture. And during the holidays, it sometimes feel like the whole family tree is here as this season oftentimes become a grand reunion of families. Plus, let’s just agree that it’s one of the best feelings there is: the love of a family. Heart, heart. 2) The 13th Month Pay “May sahod na ba?”  (Is it payday already?) Bless the persons behind this law, because it feels like we have a paycheck bonus! As decreed by our constitution, the 13th month pay law states that all rank and … [Read more...]

15 Songs for Hugot Christmas Playlist

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The Yuletide season is all about love, and no one should feel despised. Whether it’s a painful breakup, missing or wanting to be with someone, unrequited love, trying to save a relationship, or just feeling the blues, there’s nothing a good playlist can’t solve. To help ease your pain and bring back that smile on your face, even for just a short period, allow us, at PawnHero, to share with you a Christmas slash hugot playlist filled with love, hope, and maybe reconciliation for some. 1. “Blue Christmas” by Bright Eyes Source: wrinkledforehead The song speaks of love unreturned by someone dear, giving all the holiday cheer around nothing but sad feels. “Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree / Won't be the same dear, if you're not here with me ... / You’ll be doin’ all right with your Christmas of white / But I’ll have a blue, blue, blue, blue Christmas.” Ouch. 2. “Last Christmas” by Wham! Source: WhamVEVO Failed relationships are always sad, but they’re … [Read more...]

How A Broken Heart Can Lead You To Success

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A breakup can be more of a blessing than a curse! A blessing because these feelings can somehow lead to success. A research concluded that our brains appear to process relationship breakups similarly to physical pain, and we all know that real success comes from pain. Heartbreak is not the end, sometimes it is just the beginning of something beautiful. So, keep those broken pieces of your heart intact because you will pull yourself back together and more often than not, you will come out successful! Here's how a broken heart can lead you to success: It makes you motivated. You want to be someone that he/she regrets leaving. You want to become "The One Who Got Away" (TOTGA). You want to become an asset to yourself. You want that and all those wants are fueled by the failure of your relationship. J.K. Rowling, the author of the phenomenal Harry Potter series said:  " Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that … [Read more...]