Christine Bersola and Julius Babao know each other's investments, savings, and ATM PINs

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Christine Bersola and Julius Bersola give their kids Anya and Nio a head start on how to value their money: Divide their savings in three categories: savings, investments, and charity.


For Christine Bersola-Babao, the best way to teach your kids about handling their own money is to "walk the talk."

"Alam na alam nila na if you work hard, you will save," the former news anchor-turned-entrepreneur told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during the Star Bazaar in SM Megamall.

"When they see you—like me, I organize bazaars, and then I give them a table.

"My son sells sandwiches. Siya mismo gumagawa ng sandwiches, si Nio.

"And then from the sandwiches he would sell, yung money nun, he would donate it to chosen charity... Get your children involved para hindi sila detached sa ginagawa mo."

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The celebrity mom taught her kids Anya, 13, and Nio, 8, to divide their money into three categories: savings, investments, and charity.

"Puwedeng may fourth: things that you want to buy, pero kailangan 50, 25, 25 [ang hatian]," Christine continued.

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"You save, and then you invest, and then you give to charity."

READ: Meet Julius Babao and Tintin Bersola-Babao's kids Anya and Nio

FINANCES

For Christine and her husband Julius Babao, handling their finances has always been "very easy."

Christine briefly remarked, "Dalaga at binata pa lang kami, we both agreed na he has his own money, I have my own, and we have our own money together.

"Hindi niya papakialaman whatever gagawin ko sa money ko as long as alam lang niya na dito napupunta.

"Kaya if anything happens to me, alam niya na dito ako nag-invest ng properties. Alam niya na ito yung laman ng bangko ko, alam niya password ko, alam niya ATM password.

"Siyempre, mag-asawa kami. Alam ko rin yung kanya... 'Tapos we have our own money for our kids."

The couple trust each other on their investments.

In Christine's case, she leaves the art investments to Julius, who has already invested in over 300 paintings.

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"When he buys paintings or art, hindi ako kontra dun kasi that's his decision...

"When he invests in art, he always invests in the right art talaga."

READ: A peek inside the art gallery home of Julius and Christine Babao

 


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