Real estate now occupies a major portion of my net worth. This is the largest amount of real estate that I have ever held since the inception of this blog or the time that I started tracking my net worth. It is scary, for sure. … More Net Worth Update 14 July 2020 House Purchase Progress
Bankruptcy in the Philippines during a pandemic? What options do you have if you’re unable to pay all of your debts? … More Bankruptcy in the Philippines during a pandemic?
Why I’m not buying international stocks. TD Ameritrade (which was recently purchased by competitor Charles Schwab Corp.), is a discount online brokerage company founded in 1978 and based in Omaha, United States. It mostly caters to retail investors. A substantial part of TD Ameritrade is interestingly owned by Toronto-based TD Bank Group.
I browsed TD Ameritrade’s client agreement, which you must agree to before you can open an account and came up with the following observations … More Why I’m not Buying International Stocks
Sharing my Net Worth Update for 9 May 2020. First off, if you are ALIVE today, let’s consider that a blessing… If we make it all alive into 2021, then that’s a win all by itself. … More Net Worth Update 9 May 2020
As my lawyer friends post throwback photos of their oath-taking and signing of the rolls, I start to reminisce those early years of law practice after passing the bar. Better yet, I can quote myself verbatim: … More Barlife: Years after passing the BAR
It’s holy week but we can barely feel it.
Doctors and their fellow healthcare workers live in constant fear of being infected, and well, you know, DYING.
This is unfortunate but there are alternative ways of looking at our situation.
In the time of COVID-19 and in the midst of a pandemic, we have reached the five million mark.
I feel that now is the opportune time to take off our training wheels and take our financial plans to action. We should all, therefore, consider this peculiar time in history as a stress-test on our finances.
And yet, here we are. After watching the news and documentaries about the things happening all over the world, I am fairly alarmed of the things that may happen in the event of a pandemic.
It’s been about two weeks since a state of public health emergency was declared in the Philippines. Certain residents from all over the Philippines tested positive for COVID-19, most of them in Metro Manila which swiftly declared a community quarantine.* The government insists on semantics, but to me, it is fine either way.