Budgeting & Saving

  • Erwanne for Security Bank

    Hey lookie! Anne Curtis switched banks! From PSBank, she now endorses Security Bank. Read more…

  • Quick Thoughts on Fudget

    I once tracked my income and spending through a very old-school pen and paper method. I liked the whole exercise of jotting down every single one of my expenses because it made me accountable for my spending and my OC self liked seeing my expenses on a daily basis (it was sort of like a […] Read more…

Debt Management

  • Quick Thoughts on Fudget

    I once tracked my income and spending through a very old-school pen and paper method. I liked the whole exercise of jotting down every single one of my expenses because it made me accountable for my spending and my OC self liked seeing my expenses on a daily basis (it was sort of like a […] Read more…

  • FundKo: Peer to Peer Lending

    I’ve been seeing FundKo’s ads all over my Facebook feed and I have to admit that they are very catchy, particularly the one with the girl in the snazzy trenchcoat. FundKo is peer to peer lending, with Fundko acting as the conduit between investor/lender and borrower. After registering in Fundko’s site, you will then have […] Read more…

Financial Literacy

  • Manila Bankers Life Insurance Speaks Up

    After several weeks of not opening this blog, I was surprised to find this comment from Manila Bankers Life Insurance (Manila Bankers). I have already published the comment but since it has been buried under the dozens of comments in my first Manila Bankers post, I have decided to publish it in a separate post […] Read more…

  • Creating Abundance in 2018

    If you’re earning a salary then you will directly benefit from the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, or TRAIN, because it lowers the personal income tax, among its other features. Check out this calculator from ABS-CBN to get an estimate on how much you’ll be saving on income taxes every month. The Department of […] Read more…

Investing & Retirement

  • How to Get Your Money Back From Manila Bankers Life Insurance

    The complaints keep on coming because Manila Bankers Life Insurance keeps on scamming. Its modus operandi goes like this: Call or text people using private numbers procured from some entity that has access to or collects personal data. Another way is to approach people at the mall (it’s best if the person looks young or […] Read more…

  • FundKo: Peer to Peer Lending

    I’ve been seeing FundKo’s ads all over my Facebook feed and I have to admit that they are very catchy, particularly the one with the girl in the snazzy trenchcoat. FundKo is peer to peer lending, with Fundko acting as the conduit between investor/lender and borrower. After registering in Fundko’s site, you will then have […] Read more…

Life & Money

  • Convenient Bills Payment with TouchPay

    I’ve been paying all of my bills (i.e. utilities, credit card, mortgage, airline tickets) online probably for the past ten years now, or maybe even more. It’s just so dang convenient that, unless I really have to, I’ll never go back to lining up just to pay a bill or buy a ticket. Ugh, that’s […] Read more…

  • Manila Bankers Life Insurance Speaks Up

    After several weeks of not opening this blog, I was surprised to find this comment from Manila Bankers Life Insurance (Manila Bankers). I have already published the comment but since it has been buried under the dozens of comments in my first Manila Bankers post, I have decided to publish it in a separate post […] Read more…

My Financial Journey

  • 2018 2Q Net Worth Report

    Hmm… I just realized that I forgot to post a net worth report for the first quarter of 2018. For a quick recap, my last net worth report was for 4Q of 2017. For 1Q of 2018, my net worth went down because of expenses brought about by my husband’s heart operation . Mercifully, there were […] Read more…

  • Hello Monkey, Meet Wrench!

    So the plan was all set, save Php50,000 (a.k.a. Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step No. 1) while paying off my credit card and personal loans. After that, increase mortgage payments and keep adding to my emergency funds. It was a fool-proof plan until life happened. Read more…

Psychology of Money

  • Creating Abundance in 2018

    If you’re earning a salary then you will directly benefit from the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, or TRAIN, because it lowers the personal income tax, among its other features. Check out this calculator from ABS-CBN to get an estimate on how much you’ll be saving on income taxes every month. The Department of […] Read more…

  • Vicki Belo Rich

    Just how rich is Vicki Belo exactly? FYI, the good doctor is a certified billionaire. Which is why some people reacted when Vicki Belo posted a video during her honeymoon  in Italy, playfully “pretending to be rich.” Some people bashed her and her supposedly faux humility and insensitivity, but some praised her work ethic and […] Read more…