That rate was the result of a recent nationwide study of 1,200 Filipino respondents conducted by Kantar Milward Brown. The study tackled people’s behavior towards life insurance and mutual funds. The rather small percentage is what prompted Sun Life Financial Philippines to adopt the theme “Life, Health, and Wealth” for its Financial Independence Month campaign this June.
As stressed by Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa, “Life, health, and wealth are the essentials of a brighter future. However, one can only achieve them if he saves and invests for the future.”
As these goals are possible with the right partners, tools, and products, Sun Life introduces its newest purpose and promise in an engaging Sun Talks session. Sun Life likewise invited individuals who are the epitome of elegance and good taste when it comes to life, health, and wealth to provide inspiration to guests.
Many opt to live life the way they want it to be. Others become a victim of circumstances; thus most – especially the youth – become at-risk. That is the life they live and the reality that pushed the likes of Krie Lopez to help them improve lives.
However, instead of building a foundation and asking for a donation, she aimed at giving a solution through a sustainable enterprise. She founded Messy Bessy Cleaners Inc. and hired at-risk youths as her workers.
What Messy Bessy does is that it manufactures and distributes organic household and personal care products in the country. They have scholars who work for them which Messy Bessy pay back through college tuition. Such an arrangement works for both the company and students as there are mutual respect and appreciation. More so, the youth workers give much value to their work, knowing it is what pays for their tuition and what would provide them a possible solution to poverty.
To date, Messy Bessy has more than 70 scholars in 11 years and continues to help the youth build their self-esteem and give hope to life solutions.
Pretty much like how Sun Life provides life solutions for Filipinos as they prepare for their future.
As there are a few who feel awkward talking to a financial advisor, now, they can compute how much life insurance they need to cover the needs of their loved ones. Through Sun Life’s digital tool Life Insurance Calculator, individuals have a more precise goal to pursue life insurance without feeling pressured by the presence of a financial advisor.
Many of us, I believe, especially in our youth, thought we will always be fit and fabulous. We eat junk food almost every day and even consume those instant food with all the chemicals and flavoring. After all, we claim to be at our prime and our my body could burn all the carbs in the world.
This has been the same situation model-turned-photographer Sara Black faced. Later in life, she had breast cancer among other illnesses. Well, life happens, and that’s the reality of the life she dealt with very boldly.
She didn’t waste time and had a strong desire to know more about her body and what makes it healthy. Sara underwent a 180-degree lifestyle change, and now an advocate of healthier living. She takes charge and stays committed to putting health and wellness her top priority.
As for Sun Life, the company endorses SUN Fit and Well. This new generation wellness plan offers comprehensive life and health protection. The policy covers a person’s whole health journey from prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation aside from peace of mind should a serious illness strike.
More than that, Sun Life also expands its partnership with Fitness First. Now, Sun Life’s wellness community can enjoy additional club benefits and favorable rates.
Many of us grew up hearing one Bible subject commonly misunderstood – Money is the root of all evil. Sadly, it isn’t exactly what the scripture teaches. Money is neither evil nor good. The evil or the good happens on how we use the money in our hands.
Bro. Bo Sanchez, a famous best-selling author and Catholic lay preacher, described how money could be a means to do good. In his short talk, he was able to make it clear for everyone to understand that “ The ultimate purpose of wealth is to love others.”
Again, money isn’t too evil. It is best to earn as much as we can so we can give and share as much as we can as well. Bro. Bo emphasized that wealth dedicated to helping others is meant to flourish. He chooses to use a lot of his wealth to make the world a better place. Bro. Bo created the TrulyRichClub, a group of individuals that he supports in their financial and support growth. He also has the Anawim Lay Missions which gives home and even a warm embrace to poor and abandoned older people.
As for Sun Life, they have the Sun Life Prosperity Card which one can give to himself or a loved one to encourage him to start his investing journey. This gift card, available in P1,000 and P5,000 denominations, can be invested in any Sun Life’s peso-denominated funds.
Sun Life’s purpose and promise
Again, 39% from the 1,200 respondents on the nationwide study commissioned by Sun Life invested their money to fund their goals. The study likewise disclosed that Filipinos are saving. Sadly, they aren’t investing in the future.
Sun Life hopes that many individuals would utilize the solutions they have presented in achieving their life, health, and wealth goals. Because it is through saving, investing, and being more proactive in this pursuit will Filipinos can look forward to a brighter future.
As for this mother, the stories of Krie Lopez, Sara Black, and Bo Sanchez will remain for a long time in my heart. I will use them in achieving my own life, health, and wealth goals with Sun Life as my partner. Thank you, Sun Life, for the substantial Sun Talks session.