Welcome to the Bright Side

One decision that I’m proud to have done in my twenties is that I started investing on my personal insurance. I was 22 then *GASPS*.

If I can give a single advice on money to fresh graduates, it’s that you should start investing early. The years will fly by, I swear. It’s almost 8 years since I decided to make that “grown-up” decision, and I’m happy with the results.

And this is why I was thrilled to have been tapped by the guys from leading insurance company, Sun Life Philippines, for their various efforts to encourage people, especially the young ones, to start investing on their future now.

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The first project was a comic that urges folks to get rid of the YOLO (You Only Live Once) mentality. Instead, they should PYOLO – Plan. You Only Live Once – a play on Sun Life’s endorser, Piolo Pascual.

You may view the article here.

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The second project was a Facebook app, What’s Your Invesmentality? that helped folks choose what investment option they should pursue. I found this really useful as I am THE target: I get lost with all the financial mumbo-jumbo. This made everything clearer and simpler. Plus those who took the quiz had the chance to fly to beautiful Seoul. I made a total of 11 illustrations: one for each quiz question and the results.

The quiz has been closed as the winners have been announced, but the article’s here.

Here are some screenshots from the app.

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Christmas in the Philippines is all about gift-giving.

But the sad truth is it’s easy to fall into the trap of giving for giving’s sake, giving it all (until you don’t have anything left from the holiday bonuses or worse, your savings) and giving until it hurts.

And so last Christmas, a 4-part comic was released, Naughty vs Nice, encouraging readers to reevaluate the choices they make in giving gifts. Here‘s one of the four:

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The latest is for their Go120 Money Challenge where three individuals race to save their Php120K by the end of the year. Each participant comes from a different background and has different spending habits.

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Follow their story and get some tips on how you can save too here.

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Thanks again, Reyna, Ila, and Mika of Sun Life for the opportunities. Yay!

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