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.

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
Credit Card
Best Credit Cards For Paying Insurance Premiums in the Philippines 2019
Nobody likes paying for it, but it’s a necessary expense that you should pay monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually (depending on your plan). We’re talking about insurance
20 November 2019
Saving
Should You Open a Joint Account With Your Spouse? Pros & Cons
One of the most important decisions a married couple can make is whether to manage their money separately or as a joint asset. Tradition dictates that married couples should keep
1 October 2019
Travel
KrisFlyer Miles Redemption (2019) – Beginner’s Guide to Playing the Miles Game
KrisFlyer is Singapore Airlines Group’s frequent flyer programme that offers members exclusive partner offers, flying privileges, and special deals. If you aren’t a member yet, sign up for
1 October 2019
Credit Card
Earn KrisFlyer Miles Fast – Best Credit Cards Promotions in the Philippines
If you often fly to different countries via Singapore Airlines, being a KrisFlyer member will certainly put those air miles to good use. The KrisFlyer miles that you will earn
1 October 2019
Property
HSBC Home Loan Review Philippines 2019 – Comparing the Most Affordable Home Loan Rates from HSBC
HSBC’s Home Loan allows you to purchase your dream home, construct it just the way you dreamed it, or refinance your existing mortgage so that you can lighten your
1 October 2019
Property
How Amortization Works – The MoneySmart Guide for Filipinos
An amortization provides borrowers with a clear picture of how much they will pay during the entire repayment period of their loan. Read on to learn more about how your
1 October 2019
Credit Card
Cashback That’s Unlimited? – The Best Credit Cards in the Philippines for Unlimited Cash Back
A lot of Filipinos choose to have a cash back credit card that offers tangible and uncomplicated benefits. As a credit cardholder, wouldn’t you like to receive cash back
30 September 2019
Credit Card
Best No Minimum Spend Cash Back Credit Cards in the Philippines 2019
If you’re looking for cash back credit cards, make sure to choose one that does not complicate the process of earning cash back. Most credit cards have confusing and
30 September 2019
Credit Card
Best Maybank Credit Cards in the Philippines – Credit Card Reviews 2019
Maybank’s credit cards are categorised into Classic/Standard, Gold, and Platinum. There’s also a special credit card that caters to Manchester United fans. Here are some of the
22 September 2019
Credit Card
BDO Visa Gold – MoneySmart Review 2019
Looking for a credit card that will reward you for your dining, shopping or traveling expenses? Check out BDO Visa Gold and learn about the many exciting features that it
22 September 2019
Property
RCBC Home Loan Review Philippines 2019 – Comparing the Most Affordable Home Loan Rates from RCBC
With an RCBC Home Loan, you can purchase your dream home, build it from the ground up, or renovate it. You can also opt for refinancing or reimbursement, as well
3 September 2019
Property
Security Bank Home Loan Review Philippines 2019 – Comparing the Most Affordable Home Loan Rates from Security Bank
With the Security Bank Home Loan, you can skip through the stressful steps of buying, constructing, or renovating your house. In this MoneySmart review, find out everything you need to
3 September 2019
Credit Card
Best EastWest Credit Cards in the Philippines – Credit Card Reviews 2019
EastWest offers several credit cards designed for every kind of Filipino spender. There are currently 11 cards in their roster, and each caters to different. Which one is right for
3 September 2019
Credit Card
Citi PremierMiles Visa Card – MoneySmart Review 2019
Do you put a premium on credit cards that offer great travel perks without the high income requirements or monthly interest rates? Read up on this MoneySmart review of the
3 September 2019
Credit Card
China Bank Platinum Mastercard – MoneySmart Review 2019
The China Bank Platinum Mastercard lets you experience life’s big and small pleasures, whether that pleasure is shopping, dining, or traveling. Let’s explore this credit card in detail
3 September 2019
Credit Card
Groceries in the Philippines – What Cash Back Credit Cards Are Best At Supermarkets?
If the biggest chunk of your monthly budget goes to supermarket purchases, then you deserve to have a good cash back credit card that will help you save money with
31 August 2019
Credit Card
BDO Forever 21 Mastercard – MoneySmart Review 2019
Are you a fan of Forever 21? Their affordable prices and trendy items makes the brand incredibly hard to resist Did you know that BDO has a credit card that’
31 August 2019