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!
Financially, this is the time The Peso has hit a 12 year low If you have been thinking of moving to the Philippines, believe me, this is the time to do it. The US dollar has been rapidly getting stronger, making life much easier and better for American expats. This affects ex-pats all around the […]
We timed our move to happen just before I became eligible for my social security retirement benefits. I knew that in this digital age, I did not need to apply personally to the social security office in the US. So, before, we left, I signed up on the website, mysocialsecurity.gov, or some such. But, digital […]
“My friend says she owes her husband a lot of money from when she bought a ticket to visit her family in the Philippines.” my wife stated. I looked at her with a confused look and replied, “Is that even possible?” My wife and I share the opinion that when a man and woman get […]
Hello, everyone, my name is Alan Schmidt and I am a 20+ year retired U.S. Navy veteran and also a retired police officer. My first time in the Philippines was in the 1980’s when I was deployed to Subic Bay which is approximately 60 kilometers North of Manila. This where I came to Love the […]
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 […]