Rouselle

Articles by Rouselle Isla

Rouselle is a quirky midlifer who loves the hustle of writing. She is also passionate about books, food, and Netflix. While she may not have a lot of money in the bank, she's perfectly happy collecting life moments and indulging in guilty pleasures every now and then.

Investing
Gold vs Silver Prices – Is It Worth Investing in Silver?
Sometimes referred to as the ‘poor man’s gold,’ you will be surprised to know that silver is more than just an affordable gold proxy. They say that its intrinsic
15 February 2020
Investing
Investing In Gold In The Philippines – How To Get Started
Gold is a tangible asset that can protect you in times of economic crises or financial failures. You can store gold coins or gold bullions in your safety deposit box.
15 February 2020
Saving
The Best Fixed Deposit Accounts in the Philippines
If you’re looking for a traditional and reliable way of growing your money in the bank, you can place your money in a fixed deposit account (also referred to
15 February 2020
Saving
Security Bank All Access Checking Account – MoneySmart Review 2020
Security Bank’s All Access account won The Asian Banker’s Philippine Country Awards in 2017 for Deposit Product of the Year. Read on to find out more about this
15 February 2020
Saving
Security Bank Build Up Savings Account – MoneySmart Review 2020
Are you looking to level up your savings game this year? Why not open a savings account with Security Bank? If you have 5,000 PHP or 50,000 PHP
15 February 2020
Saving
Citibank Peso Bonus Saver Account MoneySmart Review 2020
Do you want a savings account that rewards you for saving? You might want to check out Citibank’s Peso Bonus Saver Account. Enjoy high bonus interests that will help
15 February 2020
Saving
PSBank Savings Accounts – MoneySmart Review 2020
These days, there are many options available to Filipinos to save money. You can go to different banks and financial institutions or browse through their websites to find out which
15 February 2020
Saving
Philippine Expats – Which is the Best Local Bank for You? (2020)
If you are an expat in the Philippines, you need a bank that will meet all of your banking needs. You’re in luck because there are quite a few
15 February 2020
Saving
First Jobbers, Which Savings Account Should You Save With? — 3 Factors To Consider
Receiving your salary from your first job is truly an incredible feeling. The sense of pride and accomplishment will make you want to splurge on yourself for your hard work
15 February 2020
Saving
Your Savings Account Sucks, Here Are Some That Don’t – 2020 Edition
Savings accounts these days offer more than just competitive interest rates. Some also provide extra features that will not only make you financially secure but also protect you and your
15 February 2020
Credit Card
The Best Valentine’s Day Credit Card Promotions in the Philippines 2020
For singles, it’s the most dreaded date in the calendar. For people who are happily in a relationship, it’s a day they can be cheesy, sweet, and romantic
11 January 2020
Credit Card
Phoenix RCBC Bankard Mastercard – MoneySmart Review 2019
If you gas up at Phoenix stations frequently, we recommend that you get a credit card that offers savings and rewards. There are not a lot of credit cards that
11 January 2020
Investing
How to Invest in Luxury Watches & ROI of Top Watch Brands Like Rolex, Patek Philippe and Omega
Over the years, luxury watches have proven to be a very smart and profitable investment. You need a significant amount of money to collect and invest in luxury watches, but
11 January 2020
Investing
Philippine REITs (2019) – MoneySmart Guide to Investing in REITs
If you’ve been looking to diversify your investment portfolio, you may have heard something about REITs. Invest in commercial real estate and be paid off as an investor. Sounds
11 January 2020
Credit Card
Citi Priority – Benefits and Preferential Rates (2019)
With Citi Priority, you can simplify your banking and create your wealth with the help of an expert team. Enjoy global access and get a taste of privilege. Read on
11 January 2020
Saving
BPI Preferred – Benefits and Preferential Rates (2019)
For high net worth Filipinos who often make big transactions at BPI, get rewarded and enjoy more benefits by being a BPI Preferred client. Here’s what you need to
11 January 2020
Saving
Security Bank’s Gold Circle – Benefits & Preferential Rates (2019)
Take your banking to the next level with Security Bank’s Gold Circle, a product bundle that offers their clientele with higher account balances and some of the most exclusive
11 January 2020
Smart Money
10 Philippine Investment Blogs, Websites & Resources to Follow
When it comes to money and investments, we’d take all the help and information that we can get to help us save or grow our money. Which is why
6 December 2019
Investing
P2P Lending Philippines: What Is It & Which Peer to Peer Lending Platforms Should You Choose?
Peer to peer lending, also known as P2P, brings regular people together to participate in one transaction as borrower and lender. Borrowers go to P2P platforms to apply for a
6 December 2019
Saving
HSBC Premier – Benefits & Preferential Rates (2019)
How premier is HSBC Premier? Is this priority banking service worth having, and what sets it apart from other banks’ priority banking services? In this MoneySmart article, we’ll list
6 December 2019
Saving
Priority Banking Benefits in the Philippines (2019) & How to Join
If you still do a lot of over-the-counter transactions in the bank, you’ve surely experienced queuing up for a long time. And while waiting, you’ve probably
6 December 2019
Saving
Deposit Insurance Scheme Under PDIC: What Does It Cover?
If you have a substantial amount of money in the bank, the thought of what would happen to your money should the bank close down has probably crossed your mind
6 December 2019
Investing
Investing in Sneakers in the Philippines: How to Flip Exclusive Sneakers to Make Profits?
When someone says investment portfolio, you immediately think of stocks, shares, or real estate. These are very good and sound investments and a great option for many Filipinos. But did
6 December 2019
Insurance
Endowment Plans In the Philippines 2019 – How To Choose One And Why
6 December 2019
Saving
Choosing the Best Kids’ Savings Account to Grow Your Child’s Money in 2019
If you have a young son or daughter and want to teach them the value of money, one of the ways you can achieve that is by opening a kids’
20 November 2019