How to Open a ChinaCheck Plus Account in China Bank

I’ve been asking a lot of questions when I was writing How to Open a Philippine Bank Account in Canada. Different kinds of emails arrived in my inbox. Auto reply. Promises of writing back. And a lot of “not possible at the moment.” My time didn’t go to waste since I learned how to open… [Read More]

What are the Philippine Checking Accounts with Debit Card

Not so long ago, I came across a Philippine checking account that comes with credit card. I thought it’s a great idea to apply for a checking account and credit card at the same time since I’ve read that it is hard to open a credit card in the Philippines. A friend told me, who… [Read More]

My Costly Life Insurance Mistake You Can Avoid

While writing my biggest OFW mistake, I realized I have another mistake which made me spend from not so much to unnecessary expenses. I guessed it’s common for OFW to make mistake and my story is another thing of the past. But I wrote about it anyway so that others can AVOID and don’t have… [Read More]

The Pricey Cost of Sending Package through DHL

For a long time, I was thinking of whether I’ll be sending package through DHL or a small balikbayan box from Calgary to the Philippines. It is cheaper to send balikbayan box (big or small) than a parcel through international shipping of courier companies such as Canada Post, DHL, Purolator, and UPS. But it will… [Read More]

I Unintentionally Payed Twice Online My Pag-IBIG Contribution

It’s one of those days, I should have paid attention before confirming an online transaction. And moving way back further, I should have updated my spreadsheet. Yes, I successfully paid my Pag-IBIG monthly contribution online . . . twice . . . for the same month (April). Obviously, it was NOT part of the plan…. [Read More]