I have written about the decline of the US Dollar at least twice previously on this site. But, I feel compelled to write about it again, as the situation keeps getting worse. The decline of the US Dollar (USD) is not just something for government economists or investment bankers to think about. If you 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!
Last week, I wrote a column here called “Cash is KING.” In the comments, AmericanLola mentioned about how when she first moved here the largest bill available was the P100 bill, and that people would bring boxes to the bank when they were withdrawing money, since they would need a large pile of currency even […]
Anybody who has lived in the Philippines, or traveled here extensively will know this, but for the advantageous of those who are less experienced here, it’s important to know that in the Philippines, cash is always king. Although since the first time I came here, some 17 years ago, the acceptance of things like Credit […]
Yesterday, I talked about how you can get permission to legally work in the Philippines. Today, let’s talk about whether you would really want to work here. For me, I can certainly say that I would not have any interest at all in being employed here in the Philippines. Of course, being self employed for […]
The other day I made a post entitled “Are you stupid? Sometimes I am!” It kind of sparked off a debate that lead in a direction that I was not quite ready for! You see, I didn’t really intend that post to be about banking, I had just used banking as an example of what […]
I got an e-mail today from a reader of this blog, and I could tell from his tone that he was bothered by the issue that he wrote about. He was asking about financial issues, credit reporting and other such issues and how he would handle these kinds of things if he decided to move […]