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  “Spendthrift” is my mom’s mantra for how she handles money. As soon as she started giving me monetary money when I was in 6th grade, she would tell me not to spend everything, especially on the things that I do not need. Thanks to my mom, I learned how to save in a piggy bank early on. But as I grow up, things change. I learned that to live a decent life, we need to work hard for the life that we want. But being a nurse in my country, the salary is not enough to feed our family let alone live a comfortable life. I have three children and pets at home. To sustain all our needs, I need to find ways how to earn in addition to what my husband is earning. I started to find ways how to earn passive income and a steady stream of income. Growing up, I know that once you graduate from college and earn a degree, you can earn a living. But there was a shift of mindset when I was exposed to the power of social media. Admittedly, it helped me open doors to many opportunities including learning di

Kalibrr Recognizes Fresh Grads with Latest Promo



Graduation maybe over, but job-matching platform, Kalibrr, is putting the spotlight back on to the graduates of 2015 with their latest online promo.  ‘Fresh Grad Giveaway’ is an initiative by the tech start-up to encourage those who have just graduated that they can succeed in whatever career they choose, and Kalibrr is ready to back them up.

“Kalibrr is not limited to providing a roster of job matches for our users. We, as a company, are firm believers that there will always be something more in an individual and one is bound to succeed. We want people, fresh grads particularly, to know that.” said Kalibrr COO Dexter Ligot-Gordon.  

Mechanics are simple. All it takes for participants to join is to post a photo of themselves in their best work attire on Instagram with an accompanying statement on how they think they can succeed with Kalibrr. The entry must tag @kalibrr and must bear the hashtag, #SucceedWithKalibrr to be valid. To make things more exciting, participants are also required to tag a friend whom they one to share the prize with.

Entries will be judged by three criteria: number of likes (45%), originality and creativity of the photo (35%), and quality of the write-up and description (20%).  The owner of the winning entry will receive a P50,000-worth of shopping spree.

Only college students who have graduated or will be graduating in 2015 are allowed to join the promo. A Kalibrr account, created before May 31, 2015, is also required to join the contest.

Kalibrr’s Fresh Grad Giveaway is on-going until May 31, 2015. Announcement of the  winner will be on June 3, 2015, through Kalibrr’s social media accounts. For more details, visit the promo’s micro site at https://www.kalibrr.com/fresh. You may also check out their Facebook (www.facebook.com), Twitter (twitter.com/kalibrr), and Instagram (@kalibrr) accounts.

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