Maine Mendoza reveals greatest budol find; separates money for savings, shopping

by Nikko Tuazon
Sep 9, 2021
Maine Mendoza
A wise spender, Maine Mendoza says, "I spend within my means. Alam ko kung kelan ako mag-i-spend and I know when I shouldn't. Hindi ko lang nile-let go yung tini-treat ko yung sarili ko for working hard, deserve naman nating lahat yun."
PHOTO/S: @mainedcm on Instagram

Maine Mendoza has her own money manager and financial advisor rolled into one—her mom Mary Ann.

In this excusive interview with Maine, she tod PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "Siya talaga. Siya yung nagha-handle ng finances and everything.

"Lahat ng earnings ko from the projects I do, naka-allot yan... well, I entrust it to my nanay. So yun, naka-allot for my future, siyempre.

"And ako, I have a separate bank account allot for shopping naman. So yun lang talaga yung ginagalaw ko."

PEP.ph interviewed Maine via Zoom ahead of the Lazada 9.9 Sale.

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According to Maine, a huge portion of her earnings automaticaly goes to savings and investments.

The rest is for her to spend on necessities and whims.

Even then, she said her mom would remind her from time to time to be a wise spender.

The Eat Bulaga! host would then chide her mom gently, "Huwag lang daw masyadong gastos nang gastos.

"Pero sabi ko nga, 'Meron na akong separate account for shopping, meron ka na rin nung sa iyo, huwag mo na akong pakialaman sa mga gusto kong bilhin.'

"Ganun kasi, kasi meron din akong personal savings ko. So dun yung... yun yung pang-shopping ko.

"And again, yung earnings ko from the projects that I do, majority lahat talaga yun, yun yung napupunta kay nanay.

"I mean, siya lang yung naghahandle. Akin pa rin, pero siya yung nagha-handle lahat.

"Hindi naman niya ako binabawalan to spend.

"Yun lang, pinapaalalahanan niya minsan kapag sumosobra, ayun, parang hinay-hinay lang.

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"Pag meron akong bagong project na dumarating, dun ko tinotodo yung pag-shopping.

"I spend within my means. Alam ko kung kelan ako mage-e-spend and I know when I shouldn't.

"And hindi ko lang talaga nile-let go is yung siyempre pag tini-treat ko yung sarili ko for working hard kasi deserve naman nating lahat yun, di ba?"

SAVE, NOT SPLURGE; greatest budol find

Speaking from her own experience, Maine talked confidently about being money smart, addressing particularly the young people.

She said, "Kasi dapat alam natin when to spend and when not to spend, when to save up.

"Kasi ang dami talagang temptations sa paligid, ang daming budol finds.

"So importante na alam mo if worth it ba yung binibili mo or if magagamit mo siya.

"So yun lang yung mabibigay kong advice sa mga kabataan ngayon na talagang shopping lang nang shopping.

"And I'm sure alam naman nila yun, di ba? Kasi with the pandemic din, kailangan natin to be smart in handling our money, even our savings."

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Like many Filipinos, Maine has gotten into online shopping over the past year and a half, because of the pandemic.

Mostly, she buys her essentials, such as alcohol, face masks, and other cleaning supplies online.

Maine said, "Lahat kasi ng maisip ko, bibilhin ko agad, e. Pero it's always the essentials naman.

"So mga spray bottles lang yun, masks, face shields, and yung mask lanyards na nagho-hoard talaga ako.

"And sometimes, I feel like buying stuff for my family and friends. So like, if I see something na thay'll get to use or magugustuhan nila, I buy it right away."

Asked what has been her greatest "budol" find online, she said she bought three Oculus gaming consoles, one of which went to her boyfriend Arjo Atayde as a gift.

"VR console siya so parang yun yung budol purchase ko kasi bumili ako ng tatlo. So I think, major budol yun.

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"One for me, one for Arjo, and one for a friend, kung sino yung pupunta sa bahay."

This gaming console is currently priced at PHP21,880 on the shopping app.

But at the moment, Maine's digital cart is full of her favorite candies.

"Mga nasa cart ko, candies. I'm a sucker for candies lalo na yung mga candies nung bata pa ako...

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"Ewan ko kung familiar ka dun sa... yung cone, kiamoy, 'tapos yung glasses na parang may M&M-like chocolates, and also yung Japanese candies na finally nakita ko sa Lazada, yung mag sour belts and yung Caplico cones, so kumpleto lahat."

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A wise spender, Maine Mendoza says, "I spend within my means. Alam ko kung kelan ako mag-i-spend and I know when I shouldn't. Hindi ko lang nile-let go yung tini-treat ko yung sarili ko for working hard, deserve naman nating lahat yun."
PHOTO/S: @mainedcm on Instagram
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