Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Gilas Pilipinas national team sing the national anthem. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas may be a long way from home, but Filipinos in Lebanon have not failed to make the national team feel it was still playing on its home floor.READ: Philippines stuns China to open 2017 Fiba Asia Cup bid ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings McGregor holds strong on prediction of a knockout Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ It’s no surprise that the undermanned Gilas Pilipinas has been playing with full of heart of in the continental championships, already taking out powerhouse China and a taller Iraq side to clinch the top seed in Group B.Photographers from Fiba.com were able to capture the heartwarming sight of Gilas Pilipinas’ cheering squad in action.Cheering hard for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comFilipinos in Lebanon let our cheers in support of Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comTerrence Romeo gets some love from Filipino fans after the game vs Iran. Photo from Fiba.comRomeo, who has been starring for Gilas Pilipinas, take photos with fans. Photo from Fiba.comJapeth Aguilar mingles with Filipino fans.Gilas Pilipinas wave to Filipino fans in the gallery. Photo from Fiba.comFilipino fans react after a play. Photo from Fiba.comMatthew Wright nails a triple—and Filipino fans explode in cheers. Photo from Fiba.comWith game all but decided against Iraq, Filipino fans take photos with Gabe Norwood and Jayson Castro. Photo from Fiba.comThe Filipino gallery at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex. Photo from Fiba.comRising star Christian Standhardinger takes fun photos with Filipino fans. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas bids the crowd goodbye after the big win over China. Photo from Fiba.comMore FIlipino fans in the gallery. Photo from Fiba.comArmed with banners and flags, Filipino fans in Beirut cheer for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.comSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The support for Gilas Pilipinas from overseas Filipinos has been overwhelming so far in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup. For the past two games, we’ve seen and heard them cheer their hearts out—something you can’t miss when you’re watching on your television here in the Philippines—and shower the players with love.READ: Players, coaches turn into fans after Gilas’ big win over ChinaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’With games scheduled on weekdays, most of them must’ve taken a day off work just to watch at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut. They may have not been able to fill the entire stadium, but they were loud enough to make it feel like they did.READ: Gilas sews up QF berth View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend
Taylor said predatory lenders exploit young adults’ materialistic cravings, and their lack of understanding of financial responsibility. “They’re learning microeconomics and macroeconomics, but we’re not even teaching them how to balance their own checkbooks,” Taylor said. The seminar focused on the fundamentals of financial literacy, teaching the students about credit cards and checking accounts. She also discussed the perils of identity theft. Taylor explained in the seminar how writing a check for an $8 pizza can result in $85 in bank fees if the funds are not available. She explained to the students how $3,000 of credit card debt can snowball into financial ruin. “It’s so easy for this generation to get credit cards, and it’s going to be a disaster if they don’t know what to do with them,” Butler said. Taylor’s admonitions seemed to resonate with most students. “I thought it was really useful in teaching us how to avoid debt and manage our money,” freshman Ashley Diming said. Taylor said credit card companies make more than $150 billion each year on interest, late fees and service charges in the United States alone. She said such profits are bankrupting an entire generation, noting that many students are forced to drop out of college because they face financial troubles related to debt. “If they can’t balance their checkbooks and use their credit cards wisely, then they’ll never make it to the savings and investing part of life,” Taylor said. “A lot of kids are going to spend their whole lives working to pay off credit card debt.” email@example.com (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Soon-to-be graduating high school seniors could wind up paying as much as $93 for an $8 pizza. And as the potential financial woes facing young adults go, they should probably consider themselves the lucky ones. That’s according to Sally Taylor, a noted finance author, who met last week with a group of 125 or so Palmdale High students in a financial literacy seminar. The seminar was organized by Palmdale High math teacher Barry Butler, and sponsored by Lockheed Federal Credit Union.