Till debt do us part-A A +A
Sunday, August 19, 2012
(Guest Writer Ms. Lelia Chua Sy, Northern Times)
ON AUGUST 20, we will have Ferdinand “Chinkee” Tan the motivational and Go Negosyo speaker right in Dagupan City who will lecture us straight for four hours on financial/money literacy at the Dagupan City People’s Astrodome from 8 a.m. to noon.
Chinkee is into business even at a very young age, so he knows what he is teaching by heart. His life was full of challenges after his father suffered big losses in business. From this financial and family crisis, he drew wisdom and strength and developed his business acumen from wherein he was forced to enter Divisoria and made a living by selling everything whatever up to toilet paper which he can offer to his classmates. He was a budding entrepreneur himself until he is now a lifestyle trainer, a wealth coach a former TV and Movie personality/ emcee, co–host of “The 700 Club” and speaker for “Go–Negosyo.”
He was born in Tondo, Manila of Chinese parentage. Chinkee is the eldest of three children. He attended UNO (Manila Chinese School) in elementary, Hope Christian High School, and Philippine School of Business Administration (Manila) in college.
Chinkee has wrote four books, “Till Debt Do Us Part,” “For Richer, For Poorer,” “How I made my First Million,” and “Rich God, Poor God,” which are best sellers. He speaks from the heart and has spoken before retirees, executives, private as well as government employees, students, church leaders, and even out-of-school youth. He has helped and coached over 50 people to become millionaires in their business.
Chinkee says “Employees with Money Problems can be Problem Employees,” so he advises employers to teach them to become financially free and debt-free by encouraging them to attend this seminar. He will speak on a) How to have the right money mindset b) How to save c) How to budget d) How to get out of debt e) How to invest and make it grow f) How to prepare for retirement.
This project is organized by the Metro Dagupan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Dagupan Bangus Jaycees in partnership with the City Government of Dagupan.
The City Government officials led by Mayor Benjie Lim are very supportive of this project. From day one in his office all he wanted to see is the quality of life of the people of Dagupan City getting improved. But according to him, he cannot do it alone. It has to be shared by people who believe that everybody can contribute.
This seminar is part of his advocacies for a continuing education, development and livelihood programs for its people.
And so here we are from the non-government organizations (NGOs) to show that our city is our shared responsibility. See you!
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 20, 2012.