Let’s face it: not everyone is cut out to be a backpacker. From the strain of lugging a 50-L pack to economizing on one’s clothes, living out of a bag takes courage and determination. Being a backpacker is not about getting the cheapest deals. It is creating an experience that caters to specific interests, resulting
I know what you’re thinking. What about money can you learn about video games? Quite a lot. It’s an expensive hobby and I’ve had my fair share of compulsive spending when I felt the urge to play virtual skirmish with friends or be the first to finish the latest first-person shooter franchise. Video games are
An OFW’s family’s life is like a peso bonanza when Papa’s remittance would be deposited in Mama’s passbook account. In the span of three months, we changed our old CRT TV into a state of the art LCD TV, my brother and I bought a van for the family and our family each had new mobile phones.
As we near the end of the first month of the second half of 2013, have you figured out if you’ve done better than you 2012 self, money-wise? “Failing to plan is as good as planning to fail”. Indeed, it’s a cliché for something — going out into the world without a clear set of
If you missed our #brighterlife conversations yesterday with Rappler, here’s a summary of what happened. [View the story “#BrighterLife goals” on Storify]
There has always been a great debate on debt and there’s even a popular view on what makes good debts and bad debts. Personally, I don’t think of debt as good vs. bad. Rather, I look at it as BAD vs WORSE. Today’s society has accepted the fact that debt is part of our lives
During my early twenties, a girl a bit lost in the real world and still determining her place in the world, I was often at a loss with the real meaning of the word ‘investment.’ Having just started my career with Sun Life, I thought that it was a word best left to adults, (that
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For freelancers, financial security is a priority. With no fixed monthly income, cash flow is hard to determine. In the absence of an employer, benefits and retirement packages must come from their own pockets. The challenge lies on how to achieve stability amidst an erratic earning scheme, whether for artists, virtual assistants, and other outsourced