5 Designer Bags that Are Worth Investing

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A fashion ensemble is never complete without stylish accessories. For the ladies out there, it could be an heirloom jewelry, a lovely piece of scarf or hat, or an exquisite pair of shoes that complement the outfit even more. While clothing trends change rather quickly, the same cannot be said for quality accessories. That’s why it’s good to invest in top-quality fashion items that defy changing seasons and fads. There are designer bags, for example, that never go out of style, and even rack up value in an online pawnshop as time passes. If you’re willing and ready to splurge on fashion assets, the following brands and styles of designer bags might just be what your collection needs:   Balenciaga Image Source The Balenciaga label has been around since 1915—making it a classic in its own right. To give the vintage a modern twist, Balenciaga creators use soft and light yet durable leather to make an old, familiar thing look fresh and new. The distinctive leather … [Read more...]

What Your Luxury Watch Says About Your Personality [For Men]

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Men like flaunting their ware too, luxury watches especially. That piece of accessory is like a trophy earned—not to collect dust or be kept in a cabinet, but to be displayed in all its lustrous glory. Just like women, men want to be recognized as fashion icons in their own right. And more interestingly, men’s choice in watches can be quite telling not only when it comes to their social status or economic wealth, but also to their personality. Not convinced yet? Here’s what we learned about men giving much ado about these highly-valued timepieces: Rolex – You’re a “work hard, play hard” type of guy Image Source: Someone who works hard and wants to appreciate the finer things in life can’t go wrong with a Rolex. This classic brand gives our kind of guy all the things he desires: top-of-the-line quality, instant recognition, and the satisfaction of an excellent and timeless buy. Patek Philippe – You’re the gentleman with a vision and flair for business Image Source: A … [Read more...]

Hilarious Fashion Look-A-Like: A New European Luxury Bag Is An Old Asian Market Bag

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This year, Balenciaga marched down Paris Fashion week with the launch of their so called “Bazar” bags for the Spring/Summer collection which looks familiar and surprisingly fashionable hilarious! And we know what a Balenciaga is, it’s a world famous brand! Your mom, your aunt, or your friend might keep one neatly hidden in a closet or a nook, like a trophy, only for display and never for use. However, we just don’t understand how such a luxury bag can look like a cheap Asian market bag you’d bring to the palengke! And here’s why we’re gagging: Image source  The prices are outrageously expensive. The price differs in sizes (they come in three) and the common factor about these sizes is that they are outrageously expensive, worth at least a thousand dollars (convert that in Philippine pesos)! To give you an accurate description, here are the reported prices: small version is priced at $1,495, medium at $1,645, and the largest is retailed for $2,525! It’s just … [Read more...]

Concert Tickets? Five Things You Can Do To Get To Watch Your Favorite Band

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 “Nobody said it was easy No one ever said it would be this hard” - The Scientist, A Rush Of Blood To The Head After rumored speculations, a long wait, broken promises, and many hoaxes…the universe has answered the prayers of many hopeful Coldplay fans in the Philippines! On an Instagram post, the Grammy award-winning British 90s rock band revealed they’re taking Asia by storm this 2017- and YES! That includes the Philippines! * Insert gasps, cheers and shrieks! * Their concert tour is leaving everyone in tears… happy and joyful fan tears! Coldplay is finally coming to the Pearl of the Orient! However, like most international concert stages, concert tickets are a bit pricey! With Php 22,500 for VIP seats, Php 17,500 for Platinum seats, Php 12,500 for Gold, 7,500 for Silver, 3,500 and 1,800 for Bronze and Gen Ad seats respectively [Source: MMI Live], the prices are just staggering!  Here’s more, the concert tickets are going on sale on November 24, 10 am to be exact (but … [Read more...]

10 Best-Budget Laptops Starting from P8,000

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From home, school and work, we live in such a fast paced lifestyle that we love to have things that supplement our on the go schedules such as a laptop. While the market for laptops range from high-end to best budget, it still begs the question, what makes a good laptop? Sure, one may opt for the dear ones as one would believe that price dictates the overall performance of a laptop, however, these days, tech firms are quick to showcase that a budget laptop doesn’t mean a discounted quality. You can just find a laptop of your budget where its performance is just as good. Previously, we rounded up 10 best budget laptops to get your hands on [Read:8 Best-Budget Laptops This 2015 Starting from P8,000]. Now, we’re  hitching up a notch as we help you choose more options with the list of ten best-budget laptops starting at Php 8,000 (still the same budget). So, check them below because these laptops are fantastic enough to cater to those with an always-moving lifestyle. 1) ASUS … [Read more...]

Pawnina Shares: Calling it Quits With Your Business Partner (The Right Way)

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Hi guys, Pawnina here. Well, breaking up is not at all beautiful, we all know that. While some relationships endure a lifetime, other relationships will flounder just like business partner relationships. It will be obvious. You will feel it when everything is not working out anymore. So instead of creating a grudge that will run deep where it eventually fall into a lifelong feud, take the right steps to break up with your business partner. If it’s time to call quits with your partner, here’s how you should do it because it’s better to break up gently than ugly.  1) Communicate a lot and with honesty. “It’s not you, it’s not me, but it’s us.” Honesty is the best policy. You both should be transparent with all the plans and communication is everything! Much like a divorce in marriage, this is a step by step process. Nothing will be as easy as one, two and three, plus separating in a business relationship can be costly. A sweet reminder: Always keep a good tone, be … [Read more...]

How The Golden Rules Of Investment Can Teach You To Prepare For A HeartBreak

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Relationship is like a stock market, you invest. You invest feelings. You take the risk to put yourself in a vulnerable situation, like the market. But you trust, you trust that you can get through the ups and downs of a relationship like the fluctuating market conditions. You believe that you can control and you can get a higher return (of unconditional love) when the risk is lower (the ideal relationship)... but somehow like any relationships (especially for first timers), it is bound to get through a heartbreak. So just like a stock market, you invest. You invest your time, your feelings, your emotions, and yourself. Here’s how the golden rules of investment can teach you to prepare for that heartbreak.   1) Avoid the herd mentality. In investing, you should not base your decisions solely by what others are talking about. Do not jump into the trend. Just because everyone’s doing it, you should.  Like in a relationship, don’t let peer pressure decide when or when not to … [Read more...]

10 Alarming Signs Your Business Could Be Dying

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Businesses, eventually, they die. Not to be harsh, but they die in a sense that the business flopped or failed as a result. Not now however, but businesses will have its time and that bitter fate clings solely to its owners. Businesses don’t last forever, there's that, but they can stand a lifetime, two or more if lucky, and that lies on the hands of its management. If you want to know how to keep your business breezing from generation to generation, etching its name into success and staying there, then check out these alarming signs to save your business from the clutches of bankruptcy. The future is always uncertain. 1) There are more expenses than profit. Cash flow, we’re talking about the gains over the losses. If you are not earning any profit for your business; no high return of investment for your capital, you spend more than you earn, and sales are just poor, then that's a serious problem. Money is the lifeblood of your business. The reason it grows is because of the … [Read more...]

The Battle For The Best: Microsoft Surface Studio Versus Apple MacBook Pro 2016

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Last week of October, the two tech giants announced their best bets in the industry leaving people astounded to which of the two offers should one buy first! (For real, which one?) Both are expected to be on the market by 2017, we got at most two months to decide! So, to help you weigh your priority, let’s take a step back, keep those wallets intact and contemplate on their strongest selling points: On the Microsoft Corner : “Turn your desk into a Studio” Source: Surface Powerful, strong, promising, innovative, competitive… Watching Microsoft’s latest venture just leaves one in a hair standing awe! Rivaling that of Apple’s iMac, the Microsoft Surface Studio looks like it’s coming for the kill. The video ad is in itself a work of technological art. Here’s what one can expect with the 28-inch all-in-one desktop computer: It’s an All-in-One computer featuring the “World’s Thinnest LCD Monitor” The LCD is billed as the thinnest LCD ever (to date) at 1.3 millimeters thick … [Read more...]

How To Keep Your Dead Investments Alive? (Earning With Cash)

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Invest on a house they say, invest on a car they say and invest on a good old watch they say. Often, we were told to invest on material things, and we thought investing on these items are all worth it. People often tend to equate investment with an expensive purchase. But these items, these material things are liabilities and not assets. So, liabilities are dead investments once they get off the market. They don’t earn money for you, they don’t fatten up your wallets and add zeroes to your bank accounts. But, there are smart ways to keep these dead investments alive and earning with cash. Check them out below: House: A lot is an investment whose value allocates over time, but sometimes a house just doesn’t do that. It is a golden rule for investors to keep that the physical structure or the content of the land depreciates over time while the lot or land underneath the structure appreciates over time. The value of a real estate always depends on "location, location, … [Read more...]