Apparently, the job market for lawyers in the US is so bad that a lot of lawyers end up working in hair salons, book stores and end up selling tractors. But still a lot of people contemplate going to law school for the useless purpose of supplementing their existing credentials in fields outside of the legal world.
I urge you to consider the return on investment (“ROI”) of a law degree before going to law school. … More The return on investment of a law degree
It is graduation season once again when we welcome college graduates into the real world. Or in real-world parlance, a welcome to unemployment, at least for those who slacked off in school and didn’t graduate with Latin honors (i.e. summa, magna, and cum laude. As one who did graduate with Latin honors, I got calls from several companies inviting me to work for them and I found myself a job, four months before graduation. … More What it really costs to become a lawyer in the Philippines
I was barely 20 years old and fresh out of college when I moved to Makati City for work. It was an exciting time for me as it would be my first time to live by myself, away from parents and their curfew (haha). Let me share ten things that I learned: … More 10 Things I Learned While Living Alone in Makati
alaries of government employees in the Philippines were recently increased through the issuance of Presidential Executive Order No. 201 (“EO 201”) on 19 February 2016. Questions may arise on EO 201’s constitutionality and on the President’s power to appropriate funds to fund the salary increase. For now, I wish to give this long-overdue reaction regarding the amount of the increase … More When the government pays more than the private sector
In the Philippines, as a woman advances in age, so does the pressure for her to marry. More so for career-oriented women like yours truly. The pressure mostly comes from external sources – parents and immediate family, friends, married and older unmarried co-workers, men, and well pretty much any stranger who oversteps the bounds of polite conversation really. … More The Financial Perks of Being Single
It was recently reported that a stocktrader* has run off with PhP 100 million of investors’ money. The investors were allegedly duped into coursing their money through the stocktrader personally, to be invested in stocks. Unknown to these investors, said trader was no longer affiliated with the stock exchange. That’s when he allegedly ran off with the money. It is therefore important to choose your stockbrokers wisely. … More Choose your stockbroker wisely
In college, I learned that there are two kinds of investors: risk averse and risk lover. A risk averse investor is one who, when faced with two investments with a similar expected return, will prefer the one with the lower risk. A risk lover is an investor who wouldn’t mind additional risk for a relatively low expected return. … More How much to invest in the stock market
As human beings, we cannot live alone. We need constant contact with our peers, friends, and family. In a perfect world, this constant contact or networking with people should elevate our overall well-being. I know that dinners with family and night outs with friends bring me constant delight and leave me feeling elated for the rest of the week. Meeting with work friends keeps me updated on office matters and lawyer-related news.
… More Facebook is bad for your financial health.