Saturday, September 29, 2007

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Yes, you can join any of those game shows that offer P1 million for grand prize. But, care to know how five of today’s Filipino achievers bagged their first million - through bittersweet lessons at that? Then, MoneySense's “millionaires’ secrets” issue is for you.

Paolo Bediones graces the magazine’s fifth issue, and shares how he became a celebrity TV host and invested his hard-earned money in various ventures, making him one of today’s most promising businessmen.

Other millionaires’ secrets include why Michelle Asence, owner of scents and bath and body line, Zen Zest, continues to concoct her success as an entrepreneur; why Cristina Castillo-Decena continues to turn dilapidated houses into prime real estate properties; how Punongbayan & Araullo’s CEO Greg Navarro climbed the corporate ladder and remains on top, and how Pioneer Life’s branch manager Cynthia Mendoza bagged her plum income and career achievement by making a growing number of Filipinos realize insurance’s importance.

MoneySense – founded by veteran business and finance journalists with a combined 50 years of publishing experience – also packed in this issue tips on how to pick the right mutual fund; five questions you should ask before investing in UITFs, and helpful words on buying art, wines, and suits. Plus, former finance secretary and MoneySense’s chairperson Roberto “Bobby” De Ocampo shares words of wisdom for the soon-to-weds, apt for this “ber” wedding months.

MoneySense is available in over 200 outlets nationwide. To learn more about the magazine, visit For subscriptions, contact 339-3361, 728-1073 or email
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