2018 Financial Review – An Expensive Year

When I started tracking my expenses five years ago using the free spreadsheet from Squawkfox, I knew that it would make a huge impact to my personal finance. It did. I was able to save a lot and later worked harder to increase my income with side hustle and constant learning. This year, apart from […]

Metrobank Foreign Branches

I included the list of Metrobank foreign branches for those who wants to open a Metrobank account in Canada or other countries. For those who have successfully open an account, do let us know in the comment. Your confirmation will encourage others to have a Philippine bank account without needing to go home. Many Filipinos […]

How to Open a Metrobank Account in Canada

What makes blogging a rewarding side hustle (or full-time job, hopefully) is the opportunity to learn from you. It’s such a great way to start the year. So the credit for this post goes to a reader who shared the information on how to open a Metrobank account in Canada on my post about opening […]

What are the Term Life Insurance Plans in the Philippines

A few months ago, I was venting how hard it is to find a term insurance in the Philippines. My sibling found a suitable whole life and health insurance but it’s costly. I knew there has to be an affordable term life insurance in the Philippines. These could be elusive but definitely not extinct. So […]

PNB Debit Savings Account Fees and Charges

An avoidable waste of money prompted me to search high and low for the PNB Debit Savings Account fees and charges. Before we delve into that and embarrassing mistake, here’s a little bit of information on how to save on Philippine National Bank. The Philippine National Bank (PNB) has three types of deposit accounts: Peso […]

Scary Story: Getting a Refund from an Amazon Seller from China

As early as now, let’s be clear with one thing. I have no xenophobia nor a prejudice against a nationality. I am merely sharing my experience so others can learn from it. And yes, the issue was resolved in spite of many frustrations and communication barriers. By far this is the longest blog post in […]