Saturday, June 17, 2017

What Happens to your BPI Save Up Account After you Die

I've talked about BPI Save Up quite a lot in my blog since it really is a good product.* In a nutshell, it's a savings account with a life insurance aspect, a tie-up between BPI and Philam Life. The depositor is the insured and can nominate a beneficiary(ies) upon opening a BPI Save Up account.

I'm quite satisfied with the product because it seems straightforward enough and, despite its recent fiasco, BPI and Philam Life are mammoth companies that can be relied upon to honor a valid claim. But I've always wondered how things will proceed once the insured dies. How will the beneficiary claim the insurance proceeds? And will the beneficiary even be informed about the insurance policy?

So you can just imagine how happy I was to stumble upon a Supreme Court case that answered those questions.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Getting Rid of My Middle Class Mindset

I am the sole breadwinner in my family. I brave Metro Manila traffic twice a day to get to work. And when I do get to work, there's always this nagging feeling that I'm not good enough and that my boss will eventually agree with me.

Stress! Stress! Stress!

Of course I deserve this treat!

I deserve to eat out after an extra long day at work. I deserve this new blouse because I worked so hard. I deserve this out of town trip so I can relax and recharge my batteries.

Does any of this sound familiar?

If you're remotely human, then I'm sure these or similar thoughts have ran through your head to justify taking cash out of your wallet when an insistent voice is whispering to put that money in the bank instead.