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Winter safety, savings tips & scholarships from PG&E

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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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Golden State Warriors celebrate with Pinoys at the Filipino Heritage Night

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By Trina Soldedad | FilAm Star Correspondent

OAKLAND – The 2014 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors hosted Filipino Heritage Night, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort, Sunday, November 13 against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena. A portion of the proceeds from each Filipino Heritage Night event ticket sold will be donated back to support local Filipino organizations throughout the Bay Area.

The event included a Pre-game Tailgate Party at the Oracle Arena Parking Lot, featuring Filipino food trucks including Señor Sisig, Adorubowl, Jeepsilog and pop-up restaurant NIPA, entertainment by DJ Romeo. Fans also had a chance to have their photos taken with Stephen Curry’s two MVP trophies at the Parking Lot A of the Oracle Arena.

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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

Should You Increase Savings First or Pay Down Debt?

Save Cash or Pay Down Debt, It All Depends on Your Goals

There is a ‘chicken and the egg’ feel to the question of whether you should increase savings first or pay down debt. The two are linked in ways that may not be obvious, and the answer to this personal finance question will depend on your situation. Continue reading Should You Increase Savings First or Pay Down Debt?

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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3 Ways to Help Family and Friends with Financial Aid

Financial Aid Helps Pay for College, Money Remittance Makes Up the Difference

For many it’s the American Dream: beautiful home, white picket fence, well-behaved children, beautiful and caring spouse, safe community, an outstanding education and the ideal job. This picture of perfection is the vision for some hardworking Americans, but there remains a sobering reality that can’t be ignored. Making enough money to purchase a home, a vehicle, and eventually to retire often requires job seekers to possess a college degree.  Continue reading 3 Ways to Help Family and Friends with Financial Aid

How Money Remittance to Nepal Shapes the Country’s Economy

Earthquake Recovery Will Continue to Rely on Money Transfer

When sending money to Nepal, not only are you helping beloved family members and friends, you are playing a vital force in the improvement of the country’s economy. Two key factors that comprise most of Nepal’s economy have historically been generated from tourism, and money remittance.

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Best Options for Sending Money to Vietnam

Online Money Remittance to Vietnam is Safe and Affordable

The amount of people who send money to Asia is increasing. Nearly 6 million U.S. households send money overseas each year, and the price to do so is more affordable as a result. But when it comes time to send money to Vietnam, many questions can arise such as: What is the best and most affordable way to get money to my loved-ones? What money remittance companies I can trust? Which companies have the strongest security measures in place to protect me?

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