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 […]

I Need a Break: Balikbayan Box Shopping Ban. Maybe You Too

Don’t be alarmed. There’s no recent absurd policy change about balikbayan boxes. It’s just me challenging to change my habits of sending stuff in the Philippines. The balikbayan box (medium size from Forex Alberta) in my room is well wrapped and waiting to be shipped in the Philippines from Canada. I plan to have it […]

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 […]

Balikbayan Box Shipping Review: Forex Alberta

When it comes to finding the right freight forwarders, I guess I’m lucky to get recommendations from the pioneers, the people who came before me in Canada. The first freight forwarder company that I’ve tried was Forex Alberta. Second was Jenrich Fast Cargo. I’m availing the service of the latter for a long time and […]

How My Mother Avoid Borrowing Money and Keep Our Family Stay Afloat

Borrowing was never encouraged in our family. My parents never had a credit card, mortgage loan, or owe any bumbay (Indian lending money in the Philippines). If borrowing would ever come up in a discussion, my mom would always say to pay what you owe. Or do not be buried in debt to buy any […]

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 […]