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Winter safety, savings tips & scholarships from PG&E

Article from www.filamstar.com

By Harvey I. Barkin | FilAm Star Correspondent

SAN CARLOS – Early this month, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) gathered members of the multi-ethnic press for its fifth-year media roundtable for ways to save on Winter energy bills.

The tone on diversity was set by highest-ranking Asian and Senior VP, Energy Policy and Procurement Fong Wan. Manager, Residential Rate Options Lori Leiva proceeded to the heart of the matter on Winter energy savings. And winter gas safety was tackled by Supervisor, Gas Field Services Ben Pearce.

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Miss Universe 2016 will be held in the Philippines

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By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent

MANILA — It’s official! The Miss Universe 2016 beauty pageant will happen in the Philippines as announced by the reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach last November 3.

In an Instagram video uploaded by Department of Tourism Undersecretary Kat de Castro, the Filipina beauty queen announced and confirmed that finally, the pageant will be held in the country on January 30, 2017 with the pre-pageant on January 13, 2017.

“Hi guys! Mabuhay! I’m so excited to share with you all that, yes, the Miss Universe competition is indeed happening in the Philippines and I can’t wait to show you all my beautiful country,” Wurtzbach announced in the Instagram video.

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Gov’t rejects PHP 125 daily minimum increase

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By William Casis | FilAm Star Correspondent

Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the government rejected the proposed PHP 125 increase in the daily minimum wage, saying this could displace workers, increase inflation and affect the economy.

He said NEDA conducted an impact analysis and found that the proposed wage hike would affect employment because many small companies would not be able to afford to keep their workers or hire more.

“Especially micro, small and medium enterprises will be hard up with that kind of an increase,” Pernia said.

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Peso at its lowest in 7 years as foreign investors continue to pull out; gov’t denies it’s due to Duterte’s controversial statements

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By Corina Oliquino | FilAm Star Correspondent

MANILA — The peso closes on its 7-year low with P48.25 to the U.S. dollar on September 26 due to foreign fund exit and political and security concerns.

The peso sank by P0.26 centavos from the closing rate of P47.99 last September 23, 2016 to Monday’s downgrade of P48.25. This tallied the weakest showingl of the Philippine peso against the dollar since September 16, 2009 when it sank P48.356 to $1.

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We’ve Gone Mobile! Download the Lucky Money App Today

Lowest Rates to Transfer Money to 15 Countries

Lucky Money has been a safe, inexpensive way to transfer money to over 15 countries since 1992, and our new app makes the process easier. These Android and Apple apps provide a convenient, safe way to send money online. Continue reading We’ve Gone Mobile! Download the Lucky Money App Today

Harriet Tubman Isn’t the Only New Woman to Grace U.S. Currency

Money Transferring Will  Welcome New Faces to the U.S. Dollar

When you’re money transferring, the most important question on your mind is “how can I send money?” You’ll look at the dollar amount you’re sending, but rarely take a second glance at the picture on the currency. This could be because you’re not familiar with the people featured on U.S. dollars, that you’ve seen the pictures too many times for it to impress you, or simply because you never cared to look. Whatever the reasoning, now is a good time to start paying more attention to your money. Continue reading Harriet Tubman Isn’t the Only New Woman to Grace U.S. Currency

Money, Money, Money… The Highest Paying Jobs in America

American Dreams Coming True Enables Immigrants to Send Money Home

Money, money, money — it’s sketched into the American dream. The perfect family, the perfect house, the perfect job and the perfect life — that’s why migrating to America is still appealing to foreigners. Not only is the promise of the “American dream” desirable, the reality of great job opportunities and a higher quality of life continues to be a motivating force. For immigrants who send money remittance, getting a high paying job is one of the best ways to show love to families abroad. If you’re lucky enough to come to America and land a good job, you’ll improve the situation of both you and your family. Here is a list of some of the most high paying jobs in America. Continue reading Money, Money, Money… The Highest Paying Jobs in America

Money Remittance Increases With California Minimum Wage Boost To $15

Minimum Wage Increase Means You Can Send Money to Mexico More Often

Some Mexicans have migrated to California in order to find better job opportunities. They often send money to Mexico to assist friends and family members back home. Unfortunately, along with better job opportunities comes a higher cost of living. Immigrants can be shocked to see how expensive California living is. If you’re working a minimum wage job, the pain of high living expense is even more burdensome. Now, there is good news! Recently, a law was tentatively passed that will increase the minimum wage to $15 by the year 2022. Currently at $10, the minimum wage could go up in increments, giving small businesses a chance to adjust. Continue reading Money Remittance Increases With California Minimum Wage Boost To $15

Successful Personal Finance Habits We Can Learn from Immigrants

Personal Finance Lessons to Improve Financial Planning Outcomes

Most American’s don’t save for the future. In fact, our consumer-based society is more prone to spend than to plan ahead. Often times immigrants come to the U.S. for better job opportunities, but they also bring along smart and productive money habits that some US born citizens could learn from. Personal finance is something no one can afford to overlook, whether you’re an immigrant or a natural born citizen. If you are looking for ways to improve your financial profile, take a lesson from immigrants and consider adopting some of their best known financing habits. Continue reading Successful Personal Finance Habits We Can Learn from Immigrants

How to Make Extra Wages and Send Money to Family Overseas

Cost of Living Makes Money Remittance Difficult With Just One Job

Many people who relocate to the United States for job opportunities are motivated to send money to family members in their home country. However, immigrants are often shocked to find that better job opportunities equates to higher costs of living. Take for example the average cost of rent in San Francisco, one of the most highly desirable cities in the Bay Area. According to rentjungle.com, the average rent within 10 miles of San Francisco is a whopping $3770 dollars a month. This is a hard pill to swallow, since many of the job opportunities are located in or near the city. The Silicon Valley, another hub for job growth and financial opportunities, also has a high rental market. The price for a one bedroom can range from $2,257 – $2,575 a month or more.

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