About FQMom

Rose Fes Fausto

I’m Rose Fres Fausto, an investment banker turned full-time homemaker, and now I write and talk about money and family. I am a Behavioral Economist and Gallup-certified Strengths Coach.

I’m married to my favorite person in the world, fund expert Marvin Fausto, and we have three wonderful sons Martin, Enrique, and Anton, all adults engaged in brand, finance, and entertainment, respectively.

The serious stuff

I graduated with honors from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Economics. I started my career as a Credit Analyst then became an investment banker, and a financial consultant to a USAID project on renewable energy. I continue to learn through books, workshops, various courses, including an Executive Program on Behavioral Economics at the Harvard Business School in Massachusetts.

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The wacky stuff

I love giving crazy pet names to my loved ones that I pluck from nowhere. I always have fun with my Honey – we still go out on dates, dance at home every week, and we both love to mimic other people. I care about what I wear when I step out of the house, but I still can’t resist wearing my worn out comfy pambahays at home. I have a poor sense of direction that I easily get lost, but all my boys say that I’m their life compass.

The profound stuff

I wrote my first book Raising Pinoy Boys to address my midlife calling to share what I and the mothers of successful Pinoy men learned about the subject matter. The chapter on money matters became a common favorite and paved the way for my weekly PhilStar.com column entitled Financial Quotient, my next FQ books, regular contributions to magazines such as Feast (formerly Kerygma), Health & Home, Crossroads, Wealth Strategies, etc.

I’m happy to share that my humble FQ Mom efforts have garnered recognitions – the grand prize of the first Sinag Financial Literacy Digital Journalism Award given by SunLife in 2014 and Sheroes (She-Heroes) Honor given by Insular Life in 2019.

She sits in the board of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development (ACERD), and teaches Behavioral Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University. Helping people attain financial wellness is a Fausto family endeavor through their company IFE Management Advisers, Inc. IFE stands for Investing For Everyone.


Increasing everyone’s FQ has become our family’s cause. Our company IFE Management Advisers, Inc. helps individuals, families, corporations, and other groups have a high FQ.

IFE stands for Investing For Everyone!

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