Send Money to the Philippines with TranserWise

As a newcomer, like any other OFWs, I send money through remittance centers in Calgary before I tried PayPal. I’ve been wanting to send money to the Philippines with Transferwise but hesitant to do so because of mixed reviews I’ve read online. Then Minimalist Ninja, one of my favourite YouTubers, shared her positive experience of […]

Pag-IBIG Offices Overseas

Learning the ins and outs of Pag-IBIG housing loan is challenging for OFWs. I often ask my family to inquire on my behalf but still it’s different if I could do it myself. I’ve been asking a lot questions online so I decided to collect the contact information of the Pag-IBIG offices overseas for OFWs. […]

How to Send an iPhone in the Philippines (Part 2)

This is the second part of How to Send an iPhone in the Philippines. Find out how to back up your iPhone on the first part of the post. As promised this post is less technical but with more personal experience on how I deal with customer service of different carriers. Step 2: Unlock the […]

How to Send an iPhone in the Philippines (Part 1)

My first Apple gadget was iPhone 3GS. It was my second cellphone; the first is Sony Ericcson. I thought of buying a Nokia since I never had it in the Philippines but when I came here in Canada it seems that nobody uses it. Or at least anyone from my circle of family and friends […]

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas: Financial Learning Campaign for Overseas Filipinos

This is not a habit I imagined myself to develop as an OFW–spending time on Facebook. Yes, I fall into the trap of scanning my feeds on Facebook, a social media platform on which every Filipino probably has an account. Or accounts, one for stalking and one for socializing. But don’t worry. I cleaned up […]

I Want to Retire at 40 Years Old!

So far I had four conversations with insurance agents. The experience varies from “I’m clueless (but wouldn’t let it show)” to “I prefer to separate my investment from term insurance.” I can hardly recall some of the conversation but there was this one question that I answered with conviction. “At what age do you want […]

My Biggest OFW Mistake and 10 Ways to Not Fall for It

Till this day, I still can’t figure out why I made my biggest OFW mistake in my first year in Canada. At that time I thought I was doing the right thing for my family back home and for myself because I’m following a tradition. Follow the herd. I thought. A year later I snapped […]