I recently attended the Sun Life Financial Live Brighter Forum at the Mallberry Suites, Cagayan de Oro City. It was a FREE event which focused on what an individual (you and me) can do to make a difference in every Filipino’s life by becoming a Sun Life Financial advisor and help educating every Filipino as to what “financial freedom” really means and how will it impact their future and their family.
Financial Literacy, Wait, What?
Financial literacy simply means knowing how to manage your money. It is the ability to understand how money works: how someone makes, manages and invests it, and also expends it.
But, it is a sad fact that most Filipinos are financially illiterate. Our culture does not teach us well to prepare for the future financially. We grow up with the mindset that the most important thing we should pay attention to are the things we consider as “necessity” such us our basic commodities like foods, shelter, and clothing. Savings is not really a part of the priorities. Much more this thing we call INVESTMENT.
The terms related to Insurance, Investment, and Savings oftentimes means an additional burden and we often just shrug it off because we think we can get by with life without it and we just don’t see the need for it as long as we get to eat 3x a day, send kids to school (elementary and high school at least), and well, buy some decent clothing. Guilty? Yes, me too! Thankfully something like Sun Life Financial is here to finally lovingly correct that. And they need your help!
Be a part of the team and become a Sun Life Financial Advisor!