If you are non-Filipino travelling in a foreign country and happen to run into Filipino travelers, have you ever noticed how they often take the time to buy a bunch of little knick knacks or souvenirs in almost every other tourist stop? The quantities they buy are more than enough for the average traveller and the trouble that they go to and the lengths they go to carry the stuff despite limited baggage allowance will amaze you. … More The Filipino culture of “pasalubong” and “pakikisama”
In the interest of improving my frugal / domestic wife skills this year and improving our household’s collective saving rate, I started meal planning our household meals and brown-bagging lunches. … More My lazy meal planning / Brown bag your lunch and save money
As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time to leave all regrets and mistakes there and start fresh in 2019. If you want to make better choices with your finances, here are some five money moves to make in 2019. … More Five Money Moves to Make in 2019
What’s your plan if you lose your job tomorrow? … More What’s your plan if you lose your job tomorrow?
This post is brought to you by guest blogger Wendy Anderson who gives us practical money-saving tips for first-time parents. Through the years, I often sympathize with friends or family who complain about how even more challenging it is to save money once you have kids with the added cost of child supplies, child care and other associated costs. … More GUEST POST: Easy and Actionable Money Saving Tips for Expectant Parents
So now his current dilemma, what phone to get as a replacement? As FH browsed different model phones, he is confused whether to get a premium or basic phone. … More Buying Premium VERSUS Basic Goods
Hi guys! It has been about a month that I have been away from this blog. It wasn’t a deliberate vacation but a matter of circumstances. … More Net Worth Update 21 Oct 2018
Early retirement often seems like an elusive concept to many of us who are still on the way to it. ERN, a family man who actually took the plunge to early retirement this year, is only among* those who shows that this is totally possible … More What retirement is really like in the Philippines
Just like the journey to finding your one true love, it seems that as the big-ticket items, like a house or a car, take too long to save up for, we often consume cheap and often low-quality goods or cheap unnecessary services to amuse ourselves until the real thing comes along … More Do you ever question your consumption?
I recently came across this article from Tatler* magazine which tentatively poses the question, “should you get a mid-nup?” … More Midnuptial Agreements—Yey or Nay?