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?
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
Calculating net worth is a great way to track your progress. So, you finally decide to take this step and assess your assets, only to find a stumbling block: … More Net Worth: Valuing real estate for married people
What better way to start the decade of 2020 than with a stock trade!? … More Starting the year with a BANG!
I only pose this question as I’ve seen law firms’ and companies’ propensity to pay out their Christmas bonus or salaries IN KIND–whether in the form of local or overseas firm trips,* company phone,** subsidized car loans, low-interest home loans, etc. All of which are not convertible to cash even if you skip them. … More BARLIFE: Get paid IN CASH or IN KIND?
This 2019, FH and I bought a house. We had been looking for a house since 2017 but this year, somehow the stars aligned and we finally found one we actually liked at a price we’re comfortable with. … More Net Worth Update 7 Dec 2019 We bought a house
As a law firm lawyer who is paid a premium for time-billing clients, you now have to account for each and every minute of your life working time … More Barlife: Chasing the QUITTING dream
My last net worth update shows that I am close to the four million mark. I am appreciative of this of course. Nonetheless, my net worth is nowhere close to my FIRE* number yet, which may take more than a decade to go. I have never disclosed a goal number in this blog but there … More My FIRE goal net worth
Our vehicle turns two years old this July. That means another 10% depreciation in its value / 10% is shaved off its current value. While that’s still a month from today, I am going to account for the second year of depreciation in this update … More Net Worth Update 14 June 2019 Car depreciation
Job interviews generally require you to reveal what salary you are currently receiving. The prospective employers want to know how much your services are currently worth, whether you are within their budget, whether they can afford to pay you lower than what they pay their current employees. … More Should you reveal your salary?