Big-time stars like Piolo Pascual are sometimes perceived to be frivolous about their finances. After all, their work dictates a certain high-class and costly lifestyle. But as the leading man evolves into more mature endeavors, Piolo decides to take the high ground of money management.
As 2011 gathers full steam, let us take a peek into the wealth philosophy of a successful star and prominent advocate of the financial literacy advocacy called It’s Time!. Here we sit down with a more focused and grown up Piolo.
How did being an It’s Time advocate change your perspective in handling your finances? I have always believed in the value of insurance and investment. But when I joined Sun Life Financial’s It’s Time! advocacy, I learned that financial freedom is actually a lifestyle. So it’s not enough to buy policies and invest, you should breathe and live what you are preaching.
What are your financial priorities for 2011? Family always comes first, especially for my son. Now that he’s becoming an adolescent, his needs are changing, and I have to be prepared to fulfill them. In terms of my career, I want to venture on producing more materials, especially movies.
Why should Filipinos venture into insurance and investment products? Many are not aware, but these financial products are the best securities that every Filipino could afford. You can use these for retirement if you’re still single or you can purchase life insurance to make sure your dependents will be okay no matter what. You never know what will happen, so you must do everything to protect their future.
Amidst the success, how do you protect your dreams? No one should ever rest on his laurels. You build on your dreams because that’s the only way you can fulfill them. I love the challenge of executing your goals and turning them to reality.
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