Pursue Your Passions Without Going Broke

Ever since I can remember, it’s always been more important to me to pursue my passions than to make a lot of money.  But obviously, the ideal would be to do both.


We all opened Security Bank UITF accounts today! From left to right: Christine Dychiao, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Denise Gonzales-Bernardo, me, and Michelle Lim

Just recently, I had the privilege of attending a lunch event hosted by Security Bank at Fairmont Makati.






Lovely lunch setup by Indy Icasiano of She Dreams in Ink


Fairmont prepared a healthy and delicious spread for the Security Bank event


Two friends of mine, Christine Dychiao and Monica Eleazar-Manzano, talked about how to pursue your passions without going broke.


Christine’s background is in finance, but she shares how she decided to pursue her passion for fashion through her blog, and her business, Tilda, which brings in curated labels from Europe, the US, and Japan.  Tin also talked about her passion for tidying up, Marie Kondo-style, how to do it, and how to make money from it (she started a series of garage sales called Closet Cleanout together with some friends).


Monica is a free spirit who dreams of living off the grid, and she shared how she convinced her ad exec husband to sell all their belongings to move to Palawan with their two young kids.  They spent all their savings to buy a plot of land and built a simple house on it; but even if provincial life is a lot simpler than city life, and Monica made some money teaching yoga, they eventually spent all their savings and had to move back to Manila.  This experience made her realize how important it is to have a safety net, especially when you have a family to support.  Today, Monica organizes wellness events and yoga retreats that allow her to travel the world and help support her family, too.

Security Bank’s VP for Sales and Marketing Ms. Ninotchka Sulit talks about investing basics

It also helps to have a good bank to help you grow your money while pursuing your passions.  Security Bank introduced us to their Unit Investment Trust Fund (UITF) which makes it easy and convenient for the average Filipino to start investing.

Mr. Martin Delgado, Security Bank’s Head of Asset Management, gives the lowdown on UITFs

Mr. Martin Belgado, Security Bank’s Asset Management Group Head, gives the lowdown on UITFs



In a nutshell, it’s a pool of funds managed by a team of professional and seasoned investment experts. These experts manage the fund by choosing investment outlets to provide the best possible returns.  By investing in a UITF, you are able to invest in assets that offer higher rates than ordinary bank deposits.


And if you think you need major $$$$$, think again.  With a minimum amount of only P10,000, you can already open your own UITF account.  Simply drop by one of their branches or try their revolutionary new service, called Human Switch Kit, and the bank will send a representative to help you open an account in the comfort of your own home! You can then grow your investment in increments of P5,000, and you can also monitor your investment online.


Security Bank Corporation is one of the Philippines’ leading universal banks serving retail, commercial, corporate and institutional clients.  Over the years, the Bank prudently managed to remain one of the most stable in the banking industry and is steadfast in its commitment to serve its clients and stakeholders.

It has garnered recognitions worldwide and is a two-time recipient of the coveted “Bank of the Year” award by The Banker. Just recently, the bank received the title “Best Bank in the Philippines” by Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2016.


For more information, please visit the Security Bank UITF Page, email trustmarketing@securitybank.com.ph or call the Security Bank hotline at (02) 888 7371 or 7372

*UITFs are Trust products and not deposit products and not covered by PDIC. Past performance is not a guarantee of future performance

*Photos courtesy of Game Changer


This is a sponsored post.  Thank you Security Bank for supporting Green Lunch Diaries!

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