PESOS AND SENSE is an educational company that covers a wide range of personal finance and investment topics that typically intimidates the average Filipino: the stock market, mutual funds, insurance, budgeting and debt management etc. Our goal is to empower Filipinos by teaching simple and practical knowledge in making independent and wise choices in handling their money.
PESOS AND SENSE started as a TV show in September 2011 on GMA News TV (11). It was a weekly Sunday morning show that tackled personal finance and investments, simplifying it to a more approachable and doable sense.
The show was hosted by Investment Advocate Mr. Aya Laraya who has 25 years of finance and investment experience. He is a Certified Securities representative, a Certified Investment Company representative, a realtor, and a writer with an MBA from University of Western Australia. He started his stint in the stock market as a simple runner for the old Philippine Stock Exchange. On top of being a licensed stockbroker, he gained relevant experience from other industries such as mutual funds, real estate and banking. He also shared his financial wisdom with the youth as a professor at the Ateneo de Manila University.