My new blog: Filipina Expat
No, I haven’t forgotten you guys. I’m still alive. It’s just that a lot of things are happening lately and 24 hours is just not enough to complete all my tasks.
Just to let you know, I’ve started a lifestyle blog, Filipina Expat, which is leaning towards the Filipino community in UAE. What?!? A lifestyle blog? Aren’t you promoting frugality and living within your means and how to get out of debt? What’s with the lifestyle blog? (more…)
How to not over extend your expat career?
Living in Dubai for more than 10 years and owing to the fact that this place is just a transient city for us, I have seen too many times friends and colleagues come and go. I feel bad especially if they’re close friends but that’s the reality of being an expat. You are bound to leave the place. Unless of course it’s your choice to stay and you can’t really see life going back to your own home place or you’re not interested building a new life again in another country. (more…)
How to become a millionaire? Realistically!
Fact: not everyone will become a millionaire.
But I believe that you can be one if you have the desire and you take the required action. The fact that you’re reading this is a proof that you are interested. Interest will lead to desire that will lead to action. Combine desire and action and you will, for sure, reach your goal however outrageous others see it. (more…)
How to get out of debt?
We all have a fair idea on how our debt started. Our circumstances changed – we got married, had a new baby or children went to college. It could be due to emergency – medical expenses or the car broke down. Or it could be as simple as having bad choices in spending.
Everyone started with one credit card with a manageable credit limit. After few months, all these banks were offering all sorts of credit cards with added perks. Being naive, we just accepted them all. Your one card became 2 then 4 and before you know it you had several and maxed-out them all. That’s aside from the multiple loans you had taken. (more…)
One of my goal is to inspire others. It might be a very vague goal as I’m also not sure on how I can do it. I thought I can share my experiences on paying-off my debt, saving, starting a business and how to stay thankful and positive. And by creating a blog, my experiences can be heard (or read) by more people.
Starting Your Business While Being Full-Time Employed
I have this aspiration of resigning from my job and starting my own business. This has been my dream since I became a mother. My husband can support us but since I am earning almost the same salary as him, there is always a feeling of regret whenever I think of giving up my job. (more…)
How Positivity Can Make Us Rich
It seems too easy that you become doubtful. You mean just stay positive and money will come? How can that be? What about keeping it real and practical. We have heard a lot about poverty, unemployment and high cost of living. Maybe you believe that only those privileged can become millionaires. Besides, they have the money to start whatever their heart desires. It’s hard to imagine that money is easy.
BUT we should always remember that whenever we think earning money is difficult, then it will be hard to earn money. Whenever we say that life is unfair, everything will just go downhill. We manifest what we think.
How to start your emergency fund?
We have always heard this long time financial advice to build an emergency fund. It seems a very good idea and you understand the importance of it. But how much should you stash away and how to start saving for it?
First, let’s define what’s an emergency fund. Obviously, this is an accessible stash of money that you can use in case of emergency. However, we might have different definitions of emergency. I know some people who have used their emergency fund to loan to family members who got into financial trouble. Some used the fund for car repairs. Some used it to pay for emergency medical treatment. You see, all of us has different definition of emergency and the degree varies. But I’m sure that buying a new set of dining table is not an emergency. Same as having a new dress for the graduation party. (more…)