About Pinay and Money
Why Filipino women only? Because at this day and age, millions of Filipino women are still not empowered enough to take control of their destiny. No, this is not another feminist website but yes, this is all about how Filipino women can attain financial discipline and freedom.
When it comes to financial management, author and financial advisor Suze Orman is top of my list. Unlike other financial advisors who spout off technical jargons until our eyes glaze, Suze Orman can explain and make the ordinary individual understand how to handle your money. And recently, she came out with her eighth book entitled “Women and Money,” which caters to women and how they can own the power to control her destiny.
Yes, this blog is partially a tribute to Suze Orman. But more than a tribute, this site is dedicated to all Filipino women anywhere in the world. May we help each other learn financial discipline and achieve financial freedom. May we learn that women should stand up and take charge of her own destiny. Whatever titles you have after your name—mother, doctor, sister, lawyer, etc—financial freedom is possible. And the road to that starts here.
Who is Pinay and Money?
There is only one person behind Pinay and Money. My name is Leela, a 30-year-old female. I’m married, has no kids, and a full-time employee.
Why start Pinay and Money?
I’m an active member of several online forums and have realized that there is not enough practical and easy-to-understand information about money. I also feel that there is not enough info that are applicable to Filipinos.
Is the site for Filipino women only?
The site is open to everyone, regardless of age and gender. Almost all of the content in the site is applicable to all Filipinos. I named the site “Pinay” because I am particularly rooting for every Filipino woman’s good financial standing. I’m no feminist but I know that it’s important for Filipino women to achieve their full potential and achieve financial freedom.
Are you being paid for your reviews and recommendations?
No. Readers are assured that my reviews and recommendations were written because I experienced it myself and was either happy/unsatisfied with the experience. If I don’t have first-hand experience with the product or the service, you will know because I will qualify it.
Are you accepting guest writers?
Not yet. Pinay and Money is still in its infancy stage and I’d like to develop it slowly but surely.
What’s your background in financial management?
Nothing although I did finish my MBA from Ateneo. I’m not a stockbroker, a licensed financial advisor or even an agent from any financial firms. My daytime job is also in no way related to the financial industry as I work in corporate communication. English is my favorite and best subject but I’ve learned to love Math because it involves counting money.
I do this because I love earning and saving money (no, I don’t enjoy spending that much!). I also love teaching other people how to make money. I’m just like everyone, a regular employee who depends on my salary as his primary source of income, conservative in investing, and just uses common sense in building my wealth.
Who are your role models when it comes to money management?
My dad, a lifelong saver and is forever paranoid of losing his wealth, has taught me the value of saving for the rainy day. Suze Orman for her practical advice on handling money.
Will you charge me for seeking your advice?
No. My advice is free and you can choose to take it or leave it. I will answer your questions the best way I know how but I also expect you to think about it and make the decision yourself. My advice is not and will never be gospel-truth so you need to do some research yourself.
Where can I contact you?
You can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. When you email me, please allow me to post your question in my blog so that I can answer them and be able to share this to our readers.