I hear it so often, and it bothers me. People tell me that they really want to move to the Philippines. It is a desire that consumes them. I ask them why they don’t just pull the trigger and make the move. The stock reply is that they have to stay in the USA (Britain, […]
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!
I am an optimist by nature. I tend to look at the good side, or the positive side of life. Even if I know that I am in a bad situation, I try to find the positive part of it if at all possible. I have had one time during my expat life in the […]
More than a month ago, my son, Aaron, wrote an article on this site which caused me to feel uneasy. I never said anything on the site about it because he is entitled to his own opinions, and I did not wish to interfere with that. I did talk to him about it, though, just […]
http://media.blubrry.com/lip/p/eampodcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/EAM_MoneyExchange.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Recently, I got a voicemail through SpeakPipe (if you have a question for me look for the orange button down near the bottom of this post and you can also leave a question for me through SpeakPipe) from Mr. Jay Stainback. Who is Jay Stainback? Well, […]
This article is kind of a follow-on to the piece I wrote recently here called Decide by Facts which was mainly suggesting near-heresy in some people’s minds, simply by pointing out the the popular Philippine Permanent Visa 13 series, for the family of Philippine/former Philippine citizens, was NOT the ONLY answer for living full-time in […]
I saw this post on my news feed on my FB. It’s something for the family here to think about. Maybe they will lower the high expectations of the loved ones they have abroad. It’s a thought provoking message especially to those OFW in the States and other parts in the world. Living here for a […]