Saturday, June 9, 2012

A lesson in life

Note: This entry is not for the old and filthy rich.
Have you seen an old person (I really mean old) waking up early morning, dressing up and going to work? 
I just saw one this morning. 
I didn’t see him wake up, dress up and go to work but I see him in front of the condominium unit where I stay waiting for the go signal of the guard for them (he was with 2 young men) to go up and start their work. I usually go to the office around 7:30AM to 8:00AM. So imagine how early he prepared for work?
He sat in front of the condominium building beside the flower pots. I mean, how can you let someone so old sit in the flower pot waiting for somebody when a couch is provided inside the lobby? Tsk. That is rude I guess.
At the back of mind, I can do nothing to change the fate of this old guy. Earlier in his life he chose to be someone like this. He was given chances and opportunities but his decisions led him to become the person he is now. Even if I write to the TV program “Wish Ko Lang”, it would not matter that much.
Am I mean by saying that? I don’t think so. That’s the reality of life. And we have to face that reality. Once in our lives we were given chances to go up the ladder and explore different things. But be sure to be uber responsible about the decisions and the actions that you make because it will surely have an impact on your future life.
As for now, all I can do is to offer a prayer for the old guy that he may find joy and gratefulness in his work. 
Thanks for letting me spill a bit of negativity.
~Till ext time.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

How to Purchase FAMI Mutual Fund Shares through Metrobank direct?

I love online banking because it makes my life easier and it saves me a lot of time and energy in monitoring my finances.
I’d like to share one way to automatically purchase FAMI Mutual Fund Accounts via online banking. Just take note that you have to have a Metrobank account to do so.
1. Login to your metrobank direct account.
2. To your left is the eBanking Solutions panel. Just click the “Pay Bills” link to go to the page shown below above.
3. Select your Mutual Fund from the Special Bill Dropdown list.
4. Fill up form fields in the page. Take note that the fields with asterisk (*) are required fields.
5. Choose an Account to withdraw from.
6. Enter how much money you wish to invest.
7. Select payment date.
8. Click Continue.

~Till next time

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

How to link your FirstMetrosec account to your FAMI account (ONLINE)

I’ve been using post-dated checks to make my transactions faster and make my investments compulsory. I’ve recently discovered that I can actually link my FirstMetroSec account to fund your FAMI Mutual Funds. And also, I can use Metrobank direct to buy shares on the day itself.

For FirstMetroSec, here’s how.

FirstMetroSec account to FAMI account.

1. Open your FirstMetroSec account and go to Forms tab.
2. Click Existing FAMI Account link. (from the list)
3. Fill up the form and send via fax to FAMI 816-0467 copy FMSBC 859-0699 or Email a scanned copy with signature to copy

By doing this, you can check your account anytime of the day 24/7.

How to purchase Mutual Fund shares using FirstMetroSec account?
1. Login to your FirstMetroSec account.
2. Go to FAMI tab and you will be directed to a new window.
3. Click the Buy tab. Fill up the fields in the Buy/Sell Mutual Funds. Click Review Order and Submit. Rest assured that your placement is booked on the same day if and only if you placed before 1:30pm (Manila Time). Transactions after the cut-off time will be booked the following day.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pag-Ibig Chat Facility

I was asked by my current employer about my Pag-Ibig Registration Tracking Number (RTN) for the verification of my contributions in the agency.
I didn’t want to go home and gag over my things just to locate my RTN so I googled the contact number of the agency to ask for my details. The voice prompt told me that I can connect with Pag-Ibig through online chat. So I tried.
Here’s my conversation with the representative:

Impression: They speak in Tagalog. (Wow!)
I just gave him my full name (including my middle name) and my birthday and he gave me my Pagi-Ibig Permanent number and my Pag-Ibig RTN.
That’s what you call “in the service of the Filipino People.”
Thank you Pag-Ibig. Keep it up!

Official chat of Pag-Ibig: and
This was the message after I answered their survey:
Maraming salamat po sa inyong kasagutan.  Ito po ay makakatulong upang lalong mapaganda ang aming paglilingkod sa mga miyembro.

Two thumbs up!=)