On the Money (ANC TV series)
|On the Money|
|Created by||ABS-CBN Corporation|
|Developed by||ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs|
|Presented by||Salve Duplito|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Running time||1 hour|
|Original network||ABS-CBN News Channel|
|Original release||July 30, 2012 – Present|
On the Money is a program that airs in the ABS-CBN News Channel. The show mainly focuses on money-related matters like stock investments, personal finance, and business planning. Breaking down complex information for its viewers, the show aims to help teach Filipinos on how to "Save, Invest, and Manage" their money.
The show started programming on July 30, 2012 which introduced saving and investment concepts, debunk money myths and give simple tips on how to get more bang for your buck. It also feature finance experts, professional money managers and life coaches who will dispense advice and answer questions from viewers. Hosted by entrepreneur and marketing expert Edric Mendoza, financial planner and former business reporter and columnist Salve Duplito and broadcast journalist Melissa Gecolea.
Mendoza, the show's main anchor, is passionate about teaching people the responsibility of spending on the right things and busting bad shopping habits.
"I’m thrilled about this show because of what it can do for its viewers. If Filipinos manage their money properly, we will have better fathers, better mothers, and even better children," Mendoza said.
The key to financial well-being, Mendoza said, is to junk the "entitlement mentality" - which makes people believe they deserve to get things they cannot afford. He admitted he once fell victim to that mindset, which nearly made him bankrupt.
"We are in a culture and environment where wherever we go, everything says ‘buy me.’ We need to have a mindset change because a large part of why people have money problems is their idea of entitlement that makes them think they owe it to themselves to buy things," he said.
Duplito, a multi-awarded business journalist, will teach basics of finance and guide viewers out of their financial problems on her segment "Salve Says."
"There is a great need for financial literacy in this country, but people don’t want to hear these lessons from someone who is going to peddle a product or a technical guy who says ‘one fourth of one percent.’ My job is to translate these concepts into real doable actions, and tell the story of those who have blundered and those who have succeeded, so that ordinary people will know what to do with their finances," she said.
Duplito wants to teach Filipinos where to put their money, to live below their means, and to spot and avoid scams.
"We need a culture of revolution that will make people who are thrifty, cool," she said.
Gecolea, a former TV reporter and news anchor, facilitates the show’s social media segment by monitoring questions and comments from viewers via Facebook and Twitter and relay them to the program’s resource persons.
"The Philippines needs this show. We live in a culture that does not know how to save and we need to be taught. Our stock market is doing great, we have the strongest performing currency in Asia right now. What could be better than now to start a personal finance show? We needed this a long time ago, so better late than never," she said.
- Salve Duplito
- Quintin Pastrana
- Edric Mendoza
- Lexi Schulze
- Melissa Gecolea
- Salve Says
- Money Mythbusters
- List of programs shown on the ABS-CBN News Channel
- ABS-CBN News Channel
- ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
- "ANC's 'On the Money' gives tips on how to save, invest". ABS-CBNnews.com. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2015.