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?
Time for another net worth update to keep things interesting! My saving rate improved this month as I get back to normal programming away from summer vacations. I currently have a year-to-date (YTD) saving rate of 46.03%. … More Net worth update 16 June 2018
This Filipino culture of close family ties and what may appear to be a tradition of helping out one’s family financially, sometimes at the cost of one’s happiness and financial stability … More Is Filipino culture and tradition making you POOR?
Life has been so busy lately that I just realized that this is my first net worth update this summer. My current net worth is … More Net Worth Update 21 May 2018
So when that real job comes right out of law school, accompanied by that real paycheck,** that money feels like the most money you ever earned. Coupled with making that “real” money in your twenties, your natural instinct may be to party and make it rain! Before you do that, here are some things to consider. … More Money tips for new lawyers (or OFWs, doctors or those with high-income jobs)
Marriage requires cohabitation and with that, a mingling of lifestyles of sorts. This meant having to reconcile and harmonize conflicting views and habits on money, shopping and other habits … More Financial and frugality tips for newlyweds
I’m back from my two-week trip to Europe. My travel companions and I visited Paris and Burgundy in France, the Swiss Alps in Switzerland, Boppard in Germany, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Bruges in Belgium and Rome and Milan in Italy. … More What most people don’t tell you about Europe
The timeline from college graduation to (hopefully) your first job will be short and before you know it, you will be facing the realities of #adulting. … More On Adulting your Finances After College