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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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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.
Continue reading 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
Door to Door Remittances: Lifelines for Millions
It has recently emerged that remittances form the bulk of some developing countries’ GDP and change the lives of hundreds of millions of people. Remittances present a lifeline to many households and change the fortunes of citizens who have no other option besides the generosity and magnanimity of their families and relatives working abroad for a handy amount to remit home. Continue reading Money Remittance: A Lifeline for 10% of the World’s Population
5 Tips for Saving Money and Making Your Money Last Longer
If you happen to be living abroad, it is likely that you are receiving remittance money every now and then. This is usually a good thing, but the trouble comes in when you start spending it all due to fact you don’t have to place it in the bank. This means that your loved one’s money could simply go to waste if you are not careful. Continue reading Stretch Your Remittance Money with These 5 Tips
Popular Back-to-School Scams and How to Avoid Them
Most college students know that the expenses incurred when returning to school will entail more than just the tuition fee. As a parent or caregiver who supports your child in their academic studies, you will always be on the lookout for the best possible deals that you’re able to find. Because of this understanding, there are scammers who are not only looking for ways to obtain your information but also ways to steal your hard-earned money. For any parent or student, losing money to online scammers can be exceedingly devastating. Being armed with all the necessary information will prevent both the student and the parent from being scammed. With that being said, here is the breakdown of the most popular back to school scams you should be aware of. Continue reading Back-to-School Scams College Students Should Be Weary Of
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
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
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.
Continue reading How to Make Extra Wages and Send Money to Family Overseas
Saving Money as You Pay Large, Unexpected Tax Bills
What do taxes and money remittance have in common? Nothing exactly, but if you receive a hefty tax return, you’ll likely be able to help your family and friends overseas. As noble as that may seem, unfortunately, taxes are unavoidable and have a way of snagging more money than bargained for, and often without notice. Those of us who have had the wind knocked out of our sails after an appointment with the accountant, know how menacing a huge debt to the government can be. Continue reading Should I Pay My Taxes With A Credit Card?
Growing Demand for Sending Money Overseas from the US
Sending money overseas to developing nations has become more common in recent years. As the world becomes globalized, people are able to communicate with others in distant countries within the matter of seconds. This has made international exchange more common that ever, and immigrants from developing nations have flown to the US where the job market is stronger and rate of pay higher. Continue reading What Are the Top Countries Receiving Remittances?