‘Di bali nang mahirap, masaya naman!

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‘Di bali nang mahirap, masaya naman!
I heard it so many times ..and mostly, I really want to ask them:
Bakit, hndi ba pwedeng Mayaman na, Masaya pa? at bakit, lahat ba nang mahirap masaya?


Money can’t buy you happiness, but poverty can’t buy you anything either.

We, Filipinos have a lot of misconceptions about  money. Wrong teachings din kasi sa school or influence ng media.

Movies like: Home along Da Riles and other tele-serye.

Sa Movie, ang mga Mahihirap, isang kahig isang tuka pero  masaya sila at ang mga mayayaman usually mga kontrabida, matapobre, mayayabang at madadamot?


At school, most of my teachers are saying: Money is the root of all evil.

Money is the root of all evil ?

I totally disagree with this. Money is not the root of all evil, The Love of money is the root of all evil.


Money will not make you bad. It depends on how you use it. Quoted from other Gurus Money is only a magnifier.


Money only magnifies who you are.  So, if you’re a kind and generous person, if you were to accumulate a lot more money, you’ll become even kinder and more generous with everyone. Just look at how much money Bill Gates and Warren Buffet gives to their charities etc.

Have you heard someone say,

Yumaman lang yumabang na?

My belief in this is that he has his hidden yabang, he just couldn’t brag about anything. Or worse, dati ng mayabang mas lalo lang yumabang.

There is nothing wrong with being poor and I do not say that they are really not happy. My point is we can all be happy and prosper at the same time. We can also help and make others happy by sharing what we have and mostly it involves money.

I really think that we Filipinos should read more books, attend seminars or read blogs to learn more about Financial literacy and change the wrong mindset that we learned from school and the media. It will not be easy but it will be worth it.

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  • Jessa
    Posted at 14:43h, 01 April Reply

    I totally agree. Money is not the root of all evil. Financial litteracy is a must at dapat tinuturo sa school. May alam akong school na kahit high school pa lang tinuturo na ang finacial literacy kaya dapat ganun din sa lahat ng school. 🙂

    • Administrator
      Posted at 15:27h, 01 April Reply

      Hi Jessa! thank you for reading the article.
      btw,what school yun,galing! i really wish part ng curriculum ang financial educ 🙂

  • Gracia Amor
    Posted at 19:32h, 02 April Reply

    Couldn’t agree more of whats written here. Financial Literacy must be integrated to schools because its a way of knowing the “real world” . I always here people saying “Yumaman lang, yumabang na” there are times that I believe with this and I can say that there are still people who practice the importance of humility and that’s what matters most. Thank you for this very informative post! 🙂

    • Nolan Lazaro
      Posted at 22:45h, 02 April Reply

      Thank you for reading my post Gracia 🙂 I really need to persevere on my advocacy on financial literacy to help more Filipinos 🙂

  • The Radical Runner
    Posted at 14:15h, 25 April Reply

    Thank you for spreading your advocay regarding financial literacy. I really believe that we Filipinos are born winners. And, we all have what it takes to become rich! 😉 Keep inspiring people!

  • rachelle
    Posted at 19:38h, 12 April Reply

    pakisuyo nalangpo ng font size at color, ang hirap basahin masakit po sa mata.
    Pero maganda po yung article at madaming aral na makukuha. samalat- rachelle

    • Administrator
      Posted at 00:13h, 14 April Reply

      hi Rachelle, I changed the font and color. Thanks for your feedback 🙂

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