For people who are planning to move to the Philippines, there are always plenty of topics that they want or need to be educated about. Things that they just need to know in order to be able to make the move. Probably the primary, most important topic in this real is about money! There are […]
One thing about finances in the Philippines is that your money will go a long way here compared to in western societies. Life is much less expensive in the Philippines, and that is attractive to many people!
Be sure to also read our archive about Repairs. You can get most anything repaired in the Philippines. Much different than in most western cultures where you just throw something away if it breaks. Repairs in the Philippines are cheap and you can save a lot of money compared to buying a replacement of the broken item!
It’s Friday and that means another episode of the Expat Answerman Videocast! You know, lately, I have been getting a lot of emails from people asking about travel to Davao City. They are concerned because they have read that we are under Martial Law here, and it scares them. They think that means it is […]
My wife and I reside in a small Cebu town. Two homes stand out among my immediate neighbors, ours and a home across the street. They both stand out because they are larger than the other homes, and look more ‘western’. My home would be considered a small ranch by western standards, however, it is […]
Remember a while back I told you about the security incident at my house? I said in the article that we were going to get another dog, one that would be better in terms of a guard dog or watch dog. We did that, but it led to some unexpected consequences. In today’s episode of […]
Would I live in the Philippines if I was stinking rich? No, I wouldn’t. Perhaps the primary lure of the Philippines to foreigners is the cost of living. If however, you were so wealthy that the cost of living was not a concern, the Philippines would probably not be on your short list of ideal […]
These days, a lot of people use Paypal or other online money transfer methods for transacting business online. I personally have been using Paypal since they first went online, which, as I recall was in about 1997 or so. Paypal was not an option in the Philippines, though, when I first moved here, in 2000. […]
Let me begin by saying what should be obvious. Don’t move to the Philippines unless you have considerable savings. Keep working in your home country until you have accumulated wealth. Tough it out in that unsatisfying job. The sweet fruit, the ocean scenery, the pretty girls, and the friendly smiles will still be here when […]