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
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.
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.
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.
It is said that a goal properly set is halfway reached. Thus, with every new year comes a renewed resolve to set new goals, a set of goal posts that one hopes to achieve before the year ends. … More Financial Resolutions to Set in 2020
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?
You may not always have money. But somehow there will be money to spare and share, if you’re a personal finance geek like I am! … More Teaching KIDS the 50% saving rate
When you live far, you bear a lot of emotional and financial costs. OFWs know this best … More Being AWAY from family at CHRISTMAS
Gadgets are often faulted for creating spaces between us. I disagree. It is your constant access to the internet that divides us. Looking at all the colors on the photos or videos on your phone is what takes you away from the present, where reality actually lives. … More Long weekend at the beach without internet