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!
Everything you might want to buy is cheaper in the Philippines, right? Well, I’m sorry to inform you, but it just ain’t so. Indeed, many things are cheaper here, but the truth is, many things are much more expensive here than in your home country, you can bet on that. For the most part, the […]
The time for gathering personal information needed to file a U.S. income tax return is at hand. Those of you who have been down this road before and have filed U.S. income tax returns in the past know the routine. For some others, however, this could be a new – and possibly overwhelming – challenge. […]
Most foreigners with experience living in the Philippines will likely recommend building up savings in their home county prior to relocating to the islands. Philippine related websites such as this one (or YouTube videos) do not discuss in much detail some more general retirement issues such as money management. For example, this site does occasionally […]
I’ve made a few articles on PayMaya and I noted that PayMaya is becoming popular now because of the abundance of cell phones and the convenience of not having to use cash. They need some more work in my opinion, but they are definitely on the right track. The convenience actually saved me a trip home […]
Paul Thompson is taking a well deserved week off, so I decided to re-run this early article of his, originally published in August 2009. This story is our first story about Paul’s (in)famous “new-old car”. It is a classic. Paul will be back again next week with a new post! It did smell bad. […]
Over the past few months, cryptocurrencies, most prominently Bitcoin, has exploded in popularity. A lot of people are starting to invest, mine and really consider getting into Bitcoin. For those unaware, cryptocurrencies are virtual currencies that aren’t regulated or connected to any country/bank. This makes them fairly unstable and potentially unsecured, but they are also […]