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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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