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!
The chances are much higher than 50/50 that a Filipina spouse will outlive her non-Filipino husband. First, men die younger than women. Second, Filipina wives are often significantly younger than their non-Filipino husbands. How well prepared are these future widows for the financial decisions they will someday be facing? The reason I’m writing about this […]
Most of you come to (Live in the Philippines) daily, so I know you have either been here and want to come back, or you haven’t made the decision to come yet, but you are planning on it. Why don’t you come right now? “Well, Jason, I have an important job, and a mortgage, car […]
In early September of 2017, we had been working so hard that we decided to take a 4-day vacation to Tagaytay. We had been in a rut, and both my wife and I were just bone-tired. The flight to Manila from Iloilo was uneventful, but of course, left an hour late. After we arrived, we […]
I wonder a lot about the connection between money and happiness in my adopted home of the Philippines. Like many of us who read and write for Live in the Philippines, I have found Filipino people to be an outwardly happy and acceptant culture. Most Filipinos are poor, but the combination of family, faith, a […]
Over the years I’ve written about how things you buy last forever here in the Philippines. I have no idea if products lasting that long is normal, or was it because I was single most of my life and moved before anything ever wore out. When I moved from San Diego CA. to Luquillo Beach […]
YEOW! It’s been a month since the last article – how did that happen? Mea maxima culpa! DOUBLE YEOW! – That last article stirred up a hornets’ nest’s worth of inquiries, discussions, and other voracious animals intent on consuming all of my spare time. It also led to acquiring some new, paying clients. I’ll mimic […]