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.

Security Bank Home Loan Review Philippines 2019 – Comparing the Most Affordable Home Loan Rates from Security Bank
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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 know about this home loan and whether it’s the right home loan for you. What can you use a Security Bank Home Loan for? You…
3 September 2019
Best EastWest Credit Cards in the Philippines – Credit Card Reviews 2019
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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 you? Let’s find out! EastWest Credit Card Annual Fee / Monthly Interest / Monthly Income Best Features EastWest Priority Visa Infinite Waived perpetually 1.99% minimum…
3 September 2019
Citi PremierMiles Visa Card – MoneySmart Review 2019
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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 Citi PremierMiles Visa card and see if it’s a match for your jet-setting lifestyle! Citi PremierMiles Visa Card at a Glance Principal Card Annual Fee…
3 September 2019
China Bank Platinum Mastercard – MoneySmart Review 2019
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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 and uncover more about its key features. China Bank Platinum Mastercard at a Glance Principal Card Annual Fee 3,500 PHP Supplementary Card Annual Fee Waived perpetually Monthly…
3 September 2019
Groceries in the Philippines – What Cash Back Credit Cards Are Best At Supermarkets?
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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 your spending. Read on to see which cash back credit cards in the Philippines are best to use at supermarkets. Citi Cash Back Card Citi…
31 August 2019
BDO Forever 21 Mastercard – MoneySmart Review 2019
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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’s especially designed for all your Forever 21 spending? Check out this MoneySmart review of the BDO Forever 21 Mastercard credit card and see if it’s…
31 August 2019
BDO Gold UnionPay – MoneySmart Review 2019
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BDO Gold UnionPay – MoneySmart Review 2019
The BDO Gold UnionPay is a good credit card to have for all your spending in China and in other major cities in Asia. If you frequent these places and do a lot of shopping, dining, and sightseeing, this credit card is something that you should consider. Here’s what you need to know about the…
31 August 2019
BPI Edge Mastercard – MoneySmart Review 2019
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BPI Edge Mastercard – MoneySmart Review 2019
The BPI Edge Mastercard is perfect for cardholders who put an emphasis on style while getting the best value. With this credit card, receive great discounts on the coolest fashion trends and hippest places. Read on to find out if the BPI Edge Mastercard is the right card for you. BPI Edge Mastercard at a…
31 August 2019
BPI Blue Mastercard – MoneySmart Review 2019
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BPI Blue Mastercard – MoneySmart Review 2019
The BPI Blue Mastercard is touted as ‘the sensible credit card’ because you earn reward points and receive free gifts whenever you use it. It’s a no frills card that’s perfect for a first credit card or just for your everyday spending, but with more perks and privileges. Read on and find out more. BPI…
31 August 2019
BPI Visa Signature Card – MoneySmart Review 2019
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BPI Visa Signature Card – MoneySmart Review 2019
The BPI Visa Signature card is perfect for people who love to travel and live the luxurious lifestyle. It’s a credit card that offers signature rewards, exclusive privileges, and global services to an elite clientele. It allows you to enjoy the best things in this world that truly complement your premium lifestyle. BPI Visa Signature…
31 August 2019
BPI Amore Visa Platinum – MoneySmart Review 2019
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BPI Amore Visa Platinum – MoneySmart Review 2019
Credit cards can be the ultimate shopping buddy, especially if you have the BPI Amore Visa Platinum credit card. Perfect for frequent shoppers at Ayala Malls, learn all about the perks and privileges you can enjoy with this lifestyle card from BPI. BPI Amore Visa Platinum At A Glance Annual Fee 5,000 PHP / year…
28 August 2019
HSBC Premier Mastercard – MoneySmart Review 2019
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HSBC Premier Mastercard – MoneySmart Review 2019
Curious to know if you qualify for the HSBC Premier Mastercard, and whether it’s a credit card worth having? Read up on this MoneySmart review to see what it takes to be eligible for this premium credit card. HSBC Premier Mastercard at a glance:  Primary card annual fee Waived Supplementary card annual fee Waived Monthly…
3 August 2019
Best China Bank Credit Cards Philippines Review (2019)
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Best China Bank Credit Cards Philippines Review (2019)
China Bank may be known in the Philippines for its auto loans. But did you know that it also has three credit cards that you can apply for? You can choose from the Prime, Platinum, and World Mastercard. In this China Bank credit cards review, find out what you need to know about each card…
3 August 2019
HSBC Advance Credit Card – MoneySmart Review 2019
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HSBC Advance Credit Card – MoneySmart Review 2019
The HSBC Advance credit card is a credit card that caters to all your needs. Find out what makes it a card worth having and whether it’s a card that you should get. Here are just some of the features that you will enjoy from this card. HSBC Advance Credit Card  Primary card annual fee…
3 August 2019
5 Things To Spend Your Year End Bonus On (& The Best Credit Cards To Use)
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5 Things To Spend Your Year End Bonus On (& The Best Credit Cards To Use)
It’s hard not to think about all the things to blow your year end bonus on, especially when December is just a few months away. You can choose to do the adult thing and spend it on bills, loans, insurance, home improvement, or investment. Or if you can afford to forget about all that, you…
3 August 2019
Best Bank of Commerce Credit Cards Philippines Review (2019)
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Best Bank of Commerce Credit Cards Philippines Review (2019)
In this Bank of Commerce credit cards review, we will talk about each card’s features and what makes each one worth having. There are different perks and privileges, as well as income requirements. Read up and see which one’s right for you. Here’s a quick rundown: Credit Card Annual Fee / Monthly Interest / Monthly…
3 August 2019
Metrobank Femme Signature Visa – MoneySmart Review 2019
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Metrobank Femme Signature Visa – MoneySmart Review 2019
If you’re shopping for a credit card that’s designed for women, check out this review of the Metrobank Femme Signature Visa card. Whether it’s for travel, shopping, dining, or relaxation you have in mind, this credit card will reward you with the best deals, gifts, and privileges. Curious to know what else you can enjoy…
20 July 2019
The Best Credit Cards in the Philippines for Free Airport Lounge Access (2019)
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The Best Credit Cards in the Philippines for Free Airport Lounge Access (2019)
Wondering which are the best credit cards in the Philippines that offer free airport lounge access? Find out if your credit card is one of them and know which lounges you can access for free. If you’re planning on getting a credit card or switching to a different one, note that some of these cards…
20 July 2019
Best Grocery Credit Cards for SM, Robinsons, Landmark, and Rustans (2019)
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Best Grocery Credit Cards for SM, Robinsons, Landmark, and Rustans (2019)
When you shop using the best grocery credit cards, you can actually save a lot of money. Know which credit cards you should have when shopping at supermarkets like SM Supermarket, Robinsons, Landmark, and Rustans to get the best deals and the biggest rebates or discounts. Here are some of them: Credit Card Annual Fee…
20 July 2019
Term Loan or Equity Loan in the Philippines – What is it For and How Do You Get One?
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Term Loan or Equity Loan in the Philippines – What is it For and How Do You Get One?
Curious to know how and where you can get a term loan or equity loan in the Philippines? How are these two types of loans different, and which one should you get for your specific financial purpose? Read on to find out. What is a term loan? A term loan is a loan from a…
11 July 2019
The Best Credit Cards in the Philippines for Online Shopping 2019
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The Best Credit Cards in the Philippines for Online Shopping 2019
If you’re looking for the best credit cards in the Philippines for online shopping, we have rounded up a few in this article that offer great features, privileges, and rewards. These cards are not only great for online shopping, but for restaurants, travel, and more. For a quick overview, see the table below. Credit Card…
3 July 2019
Asia Miles Guide – How Filipinos can Earn, Maximise and Redeem Asia Miles
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Asia Miles Guide – How Filipinos can Earn, Maximise and Redeem Asia Miles
If you’re a frequent Cathay Pacific flyer, use this Asia Miles guide to earn, redeem, and make the most of every single mile. What is Asia Miles? Asia Miles is Cathay Pacific’s rewards programme that lets you earn miles and use them to redeem different ‘Awards’. These can be flights, hotel stays, dining, electronics, beauty,…
28 June 2019
Best HSBC Credit Cards Philippines Review (2018)
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Best HSBC Credit Cards Philippines Review (2018)
Looking for your next credit card? Here’s our review of the best HSBC credit cards in the Philippines. HSBC Credit Card Highlights HSBC Platinum Visa Enjoy up to 4 times rewards and travel privileges. HSBC Gold Visa Cash Back 5% cash back on dining and 0.50% on all other transactions 3% rebate on Caltex fuel…
28 June 2019
PSBank Debit Mastercard Review – 5 Facts About This Card
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PSBank Debit Mastercard Review – 5 Facts About This Card
With this PSBank Debit Mastercard review, you will learn about all the things that make this card such a must-have. Whether you’re looking for a debit card that you can use at stores or on shopping websites, this one will not disappoint! 1. It’s a convenient way to pay. You don’t need to queue up…
28 June 2019
The 7 Best Air Miles Credit Cards in the Philippines (2019)
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The 7 Best Air Miles Credit Cards in the Philippines (2019)
You can’t miss out on the 7 best air miles credit cards in the Philippines for 2019, whether you love to travel or not. After all, you don’t know when the next adventure will present itself. It’s best to have those miles saved up so that you can book a trip straight away and not…
24 June 2019