Moving is not inexpensive, even if you are just moving to the other side of town! Imagine moving half way around the world! Certainly you have to spend a serious amount of money to make such a move. Especially if you decide to bring along your belongings, or a significant portion of your stuff, moving […]
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!
When it comes to people wanting to live in the Philippines, for the majority it seems to come down to prices. Yes, most things are quite inexpensive here. Some things are more expensive here, as I have pointed out on some posts in the past. But, I still get a lot of e-mails saying things […]
One thing that we all get caught up in if we are thinking of moving to the Philippines is that everything is cheap! Well, it is not always true. Two categories of items come to mind when I think of things that are expensive here. First, any kind of foreign goods. If you like imported […]
Over the past two years, the value of the dollar has really taken a dive here in the Philippines, and also around the world. It is something I have written about in the past, but I feel it’s time to re-visit the subject. Two years ago, a single US Dollar would purchase a little more […]
On a recent comment to another post on this blog, one of our readers named Vincent asked if it was possible to have your pension from the USA deposited directly into your Philippine bank account. Yes, Vincent, it is possible, but in my opinion you should consider carefully whether this is exactly what you want […]
It is a simple question. What do you need to have in place before you make a major move, like moving to the Philippines to live? Well, for me, the number one answer is that you need to have a reasonable plan. You need to plan basically every aspect of your life. Plan for: How […]