The Journey to Financial Freedom

Eversince I was a child, I’ve been wondering how is it like to be RICH? How is it like to have a toy without having to discharge buckets of tears? How is it like to go to Disneyland or any other countries without even planning? Why am I not born wealthy?

Since then, it had been my ultimate goal to be wealthy ‘SOMEDAY’! Wherein I could travel wherever I want. Buy whatever I need and desire. Give as if there’s no tomorrow. But deep inside, I really don’t know how to achieve that goal. I don’t have a single idea how to get RICH!

The Start

wealthIt all started with Francisco Colayco’s book ‘Wealth Within Your Reach: Pera Mo Palaguin Mo!‘. My first mentor into the financial world. This was actually a xmas gift (2006) by my future wife then. Since most of the stories are about OFW, maybe it didn’t hit me directly. Although I was able to absorb one of the teachings, that is save at least 20% for your salary.

Reading the book made me aware of the power of savings but didn’t affect my spending power during that time. Coz later that year was our wedding wherein we literally spent all of my hard earned money in the bank. Thinking that it’s just money and I can later earn that.


thinkrichFast forward, I was attending a conference in Makati and by 5pm the seminar is through. I passed by the National Bookstore, looking for a good read, and was able to see this Think Rich Pinoy by Larry Gamboa. On the bottom part, it says ‘An expose on Why Most Pinoys are Poor While Others are Rich. I was even intrigued by the book’s foreword. secretsIt was Bo Sanchez‘ story on how he got started with the idea of Larry Gamboa. Hearing about Bo’s work with Kerygma from my sister-in-law got me hooked with Bo Sanchez’s books. His book ‘8 Secrets of the Truly Rich‘ gave me a deeper calling on my desire to be Rich. According to the Book, we need to have a deeper purpose why we want to be rich. And that is to ‘give love’. To share the blessings to the much in need. It then gave way to Robert Kiyosaki’s ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ and ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne.

Because I’m so grateful to get to know these teachings, I’d like to share to you what I have learned so far. I even paid for as much as 6k for a 2 day seminar just to get these information. And now, I’m going to share it to you for FREE. Hope that you also learn not only with your mind but with also your heart. Join us in an endeavor on how we can make life easier and much more enjoyable, not only for us, but also for our brothers and sisters who are less fortunate.

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Garry Zaldy de Castro is an advocate, Financial Advisor, Certified Investment Solicitor (Mutual Fund Representative), blogger, IT practitioner, husband to Aileen and a dad to Jacob and JohnD. He started Financial Planning Philippines in 2008 just to share his financial learning to friends, relatives and anyone who wishes to be financially independent.


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