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.

The Pros and Cons of Online Learning in the Philippines – MoneySmart 2020
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The Pros and Cons of Online Learning in the Philippines – MoneySmart 2020
As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the Philippines, most schools have adapted online teaching and learning to keep students safe and help control the spread of the virus. The online learning set-up is a combination of synchronous learning (learning at the same time with classmates and a teacher) and asynchronous learning (learning at any…
3 days ago
Set Up Your Own Online Business – MoneySmart Guide 2020
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Set Up Your Own Online Business – MoneySmart Guide 2020
So you’ve decided to be an entrepreneur and put up your own online business. Congratulations for making this decision to create a new stream of income! Connections on Facebook and Instagram make it look so quick and easy. But there are still a lot you need to know and prepare for to have a successful…
3 days ago
A Parent’s Checklist for Your Child’s Online Learning Success – MoneySmart (2020)
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A Parent’s Checklist for Your Child’s Online Learning Success – MoneySmart (2020)
The Department of Education recently announced that it’s pushing back the opening of classes this year to October, giving more time for teachers, parents, and students to prepare for the online learning set-up. It’s a big change that will require time, preparation, and yes, money. To facilitate online learning at home, you will need to…
4 days ago
Self-Care Check: Ways to Take Care of Yourself Without Really Spending
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Self-Care Check: Ways to Take Care of Yourself Without Really Spending
When we hear the words ‘self-care’, we instantly think about lush beauty products, luxurious getaways, boutique exercise classes, and Instagram-worthy meals. They all sound wonderful for your stressed out mind, tired body, and weary soul. Especially if you have a lot of money to spare. Some of you may think self-care practices during this pandemic…
4 days ago
How To Manage Money Successfully As a Couple – MoneySmart 2020
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How To Manage Money Successfully As a Couple – MoneySmart 2020
When it comes to talking about money matters with your significant other, it can get a little tricky. But there’s a way to have real talk about money without feeling stressed, embarrassed, or emotional. Every relationship is different. Building a good system that will help you manage your finances as a couple takes work. But…
4 days ago
MoneySmart Tips for First-Time Credit Cardholders (2020)
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MoneySmart Tips for First-Time Credit Cardholders (2020)
Are you a first-time credit cardholder? It’s such a thrill to finally own this little plastic and buy the things you’ve always wanted. However, there are limitations to a credit card and responsibilities as a credit cardholder. Before you activate your card and start swiping, it’s important to know that with each swipe, you owe…
4 days ago
Online Barter During Covid-19  (MoneySmart Philippines 2020)
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Online Barter During Covid-19 (MoneySmart Philippines 2020)
Everyone has been financially affected by the pandemic, so people are finding creative ways to get what they need without having to spend money. More and more people are joining online barter groups and posting things they no longer need in exchange for food or items. If you are decluttering and have items that you…
7 July 2020
Homeschooling in the Philippines: The Pros and Cons (Moneysmart 2020)
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Homeschooling in the Philippines: The Pros and Cons (Moneysmart 2020)
Parents are now considering homeschooling their children to keep them safe from coronavirus and ensure their continued learning amidst this pandemic. But what exactly is homeschooling, how do you get started, and is it ideal for everyone? In this MoneySmart article, we’ll talk about the basics of homeschooling, as well as its pros and cons.…
7 July 2020
Making the Most of Weddings During Covid-19 (MoneySmart 2020)
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Making the Most of Weddings During Covid-19 (MoneySmart 2020)
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, engaged couples have to face the reality that their dream weddings will need to be put on hold or cancelled altogether. But some couples are also coming up with creative ways to make it happen while observing health safety protocols and practicing social distancing. While these quarantine or lockdown weddings…
7 July 2020
10 Tips to Work Effectively From Home (MoneySmart Philippines 2020)
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10 Tips to Work Effectively From Home (MoneySmart Philippines 2020)
It’s so easy to get distracted when working from home. Every space is your comfort zone after all. You can work on the kitchen counter, or even on your bed. There’s no boss looking over your shoulder and no coworkers who can see you. But as a result, you slack off or get distracted at…
7 July 2020
Why You Need To Get Life Insurance ASAP (MoneySmart 2020)
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Why You Need To Get Life Insurance ASAP (MoneySmart 2020)
Life insurance is an essential part of good financial planning, but not everyone enjoys talking about it. There’s not the usual excitement like when buying a house or a car. People usually brush off talks about it or simply put off buying one. Until a serious, unexpected, and devastating life event happens, and usually it’s…
7 July 2020
7 Fun and Profitable Hobbies For Additional Income (MoneySmart 2020)
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7 Fun and Profitable Hobbies For Additional Income (MoneySmart 2020)
This pandemic has certainly unleashed our creative and entrepreneurial sides. A lot of us are discovering other talents we didn’t think we had and exploring new hobbies we never thought we’d love! It’s definitely a healthy and fun way to while away the time when quarantined at home. Not only do they help us manage…
7 July 2020
Protect Yourself from Online Scams – MoneySmart Philippines 2020
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Protect Yourself from Online Scams – MoneySmart Philippines 2020
From asking for cellphone load to emailing you about your $10,000 prize money,  online scams are aplenty. Protect yourself from scammers and recognize the warning signs. Here are some important things you need to know so you won’t be a victim. What are the most common online scams in the Philippines? Internet Shopping Scams Shopping…
7 July 2020
Coins.ph MoneySmart Philippines Review 2020
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Coins.ph MoneySmart Philippines Review 2020
If you still have not discovered the wonders of e-wallet services, you’re missing out on a lot. They have definitely made banking and other financial transactions easy and convenient during this community quarantine. Check out Coins.ph, another mobile wallet service that you can download on your phone or computers to make a variety of financial…
7 July 2020
The Best Travel Insurance for You – MoneySmart Philippines Review 2020
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The Best Travel Insurance for You – MoneySmart Philippines Review 2020
Covid-19 has certainly ground everyone’s travel plans to a halt. For now, we can only make travel plans and pray that this pandemic will soon be over so that these plans can turn into reality. While we stay at home and get used to the new normal, why not learn about how travel insurance works?…
22 May 2020
The MoneySmart Guide to Creating a Pandemic-Proof Financial Plan
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The MoneySmart Guide to Creating a Pandemic-Proof Financial Plan
The Covid-19 pandemic has everyone all over the world in full crisis mode. While most Filipinos carry on with work-from-home setups, a lot of Filipinos are struggling  financially, especially those who receive wages on a daily basis. With their earning capacity severely affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine, not all Filipinos are financially prepared to…
22 May 2020
How to Avoid Work From Home Burnout – MoneySmart Philippines
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How to Avoid Work From Home Burnout – MoneySmart Philippines
As days turn to weeks and weeks turn to months, more and more people are experiencing work from home burnout. You may be finding it hard to get up from bed to begin your work day. Maybe you just don’t have the desire to work at all. Or you may be having trouble logging off…
22 May 2020
Job Hunting for Fresh Graduates While on Enhanced Community Quarantine
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Job Hunting for Fresh Graduates While on Enhanced Community Quarantine
Even if commencement exercises were cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s not reason enough for you to sulk, feel angry, or forgo your celebrations at home. You’ve earned that diploma, and this milestone is something that merits a celebration! So go ahead and celebrate in your own way, graduate! And even if everyone is…
22 May 2020
Know Your PhilHealth Benefits – MoneySmart Philippines Guide 2020
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Know Your PhilHealth Benefits – MoneySmart Philippines Guide 2020
Utilizing your PhilHealth benefits is the last thing you want to do, mainly because no one wants to visit or stay at the hospital for injury or illness. But if you do get hospitalized, PhilHealth is a great thing to have because it will save you money on hospital expenses and doctor’s fees. This is…
21 May 2020
PayMaya Mobile Wallet MoneySmart Philippines Review 2020
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PayMaya Mobile Wallet MoneySmart Philippines Review 2020
Despite being on Enhanced Community Quarantine for almost two months now, we still have some semblance of normalcy in our lives. We can still do a lot of things online, like catch up with friends and loved ones, work with colleagues, stream a new TV series, buy groceries, and pay bills. Mobile wallets like PayMaya…
21 May 2020
Here’s Where You Can Order Groceries and Essentials During Enhanced Community Quarantine – MoneySmart Philippines
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Here’s Where You Can Order Groceries and Essentials During Enhanced Community Quarantine – MoneySmart Philippines
With the Enhanced Community Quarantine still in place, online groceries and delivery services have never been more in demand. Not only is it quick and convenient, it also keeps us safe at home, right where we should be. Just add to your cart, set a delivery schedule, make your payment, and wait for your groceries…
21 April 2020
Is Covid-19 Covered By Your Insurance? – MoneySmart Philippines Guide 2020
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Is Covid-19 Covered By Your Insurance? – MoneySmart Philippines Guide 2020
Aside from following our country’s strict Enhanced Community Quarantine measures, having the protection of a life or health insurance will help in easing your worries. It’s good to know that you have financial back-up if ever you get sick during this health crisis. Learn about your insurance coverage and what to do in case you…
16 April 2020
How Travel Insurance Works – The MoneySmart Guide for Filipinos
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How Travel Insurance Works – The MoneySmart Guide for Filipinos
It’s very easy to overlook this thing called travel insurance when you’re so busy planning your itinerary or looking for the cheapest airfares. A lot of travelers even think it’s just an added expense. But if you knew just how important it is to have travel insurance coverage whenever you travel, it would be the…
16 April 2020
Battle of the Streaming Services in the Philippines (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+ etc.) – Which Should You Get?
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Battle of the Streaming Services in the Philippines (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+ etc.) – Which Should You Get?
Gone are the days when you’d sit down in front of the TV and watch something you don’t even like just because it’s the only good show on. Streaming services can now provide you with what you want to watch when you want. For a fee, of course. Which streaming service should you get, and…
16 April 2020
GCash MoneySmart Review Philippines 2020
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GCash MoneySmart Review Philippines 2020
These days, it’s all about speed and convenience. From purchasing something that you want online or satisfying that food craving at 11pm, the quicker the better. With virtual wallets like GCash, that’s exactly what you get. Pay your bills, transfer funds, request payments, buy cellphone load, shop online, or even buy movie tickets using just…
16 April 2020