Money lessons from Rizal and other Pinoy heroes

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MANILA, Philippines - In school, we were taught our history and about the people who eventually brought our country to independence.

We were taught about their struggle, and the sacrifices they made in order to fight against oppression and injustice.

The men and women we consider national heroes did not set out to be heroes. In their time, they were people who also had jobs and made decisions with money that are fairly similar to the ones we make today.

Like us, they made good and bad decisions with their money, and here are some of them.

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