Growing up in Cebu, Matteo Guidicelli dreamed of seeing himself in a big billboard someday.
As fate would have it, the young athlete eventually found himself in showbiz, starring in movies, TV shows, and commercials. Needless to say, he already has his fair share of billboards in the major thoroughfares of different cities nationwide.
But just like most young actors, Matteo also went through a lot of challenges to reach his current status -- an in-demand actor and endorser with millions of supportive fans behind him.
“I was very much impatient when I was starting out,” Matteo admits. “I even remember my friend Derek Ramsay telling me that I should just relax and not push things too much. It was a challenge, but I’m an athlete and I like challenges. I was ready to keep going to make things happen.”
While Matteo now enjoys the glitz and glamour of showbiz, he also understands the ephemeral nature of the industry. That's why he doesn't want his earnings to go to waste.
“We’re living the life and we’re having fun, but this is not going to be forever,” he muses. “We have to plan our forever. We have to plan our future.”
Matteo ensures that a bright future awaits him by partnering with Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc. (SLAMCI) to help him grow his money.
After discovering the benefits of investing, Matteo is now eager to share this to others, especially among the youth. That's why he is working with SLAMCI to produce vlogs about investing and how it can help Pinoys achieve their life goals.
Dubbed "Make It Mutual," the vlog series tackles different topics on personal finance such as growing one's money, beating inflation, and investing regularly. But as opposed to the usual way of presenting financial topics which leave the audience confused and intimidated, “Make It Mutual” modules are presented in themes which they can relate to, such as travel, fashion, and fitness.
Apart from boosting financial literacy among Pinoys especially the millennials, "Make It Mutual" also encourages them to invest their money in mutual funds.
According to SLAMCI president Valerie Pama, the company hopes to boost awareness on investing among Filipinos and help them accomplish their life goals -- be it buying a car or house, traveling to a dream destination, or planning a wedding.
"These are goals that require a significant amount of money, and sometimes, Filipinos become discouraged thinking of how much they need to fund their dreams," Pama said. "We'd like to show them that by saving and investing in mutual funds, all their life goals can become a reality."
To follow the “Make it Mutual” series and learn more about mutual funds, visit brighterlife.com.ph/makeitmutual.
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