Enchong Dee is not one to splurge on luxuries.
"The fact na tawag sila luho, okay lang sa akin kahit mag-give up," the ABS-CBN actor-entrepreneur admits during his virtual media interview for SunLife on November 23, 2020.
He prefers to forego today's luxuries if it means financial security in the future.
"Sabi ko nga, I don't mind not owning a house, not owning a beautiful car as long as it can grow my money. And in the future, I can have the freedom that I want."
The 32-year-old star points out that splurging on indulgences doesn't necessarily contribute to one's future.
He reasons, ""Karamihan kasi sa atin ngayon minsan, especially before the pandemic, iisipin nila, 'Hmm, ano kaya mga puwede ko bagong bilhin? Ano iyong bagong trend,' di ba?' And this doesn't add to your value per se."
His advice? Invest your money instead.
"Ako, doon sa mga kaedad ako, I think just look for iyong negosyo na malapit sa puso mo, especially ngayon.
"Marami sa atin naghahanap kung saan ilalagay sa savings nila, saan sila makakakuha ng emergency funds nila. Start as early as now para mag-grow ang pera mo."
What are things to remember when starting a business?
Enchong underlines one should "think, research, and really study" the kind of business they plan to pursue, especially under these circumstances.
He continues, "Kasi ang hirap din na mag-risk ngayong panahon. Hindi natin alam kung kailan matatapos itong pandemya, hindi natin alam kung kalian pa tayo talaga babalik sa normal na kinasanayan natin."
Next is knowing your priorities.
"Some siguro mas conservative lang tayo on approaching our business goals and even somehow our personal goals... check natin kung ano talaga priorities natin.
"Ako personally, wala naman ako masyadong luho, e. So, iyong priority ko is growing my money."