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Piolo and Inigo Pascual chooses to live a brighter life
  • November 19, 2017

    How I Found the Courage to Start Investing

    If you’re not yet where you want to be financially, don’t feel bad. What’s important is that you begin doing what can lead you there. And then keep at it. Keep in mind that every little step you take brings you closer to how you want things in your life to be, including your finances.

  • November 19, 2017

    On Mindfulness

    When I realized what was probably one of the most important skills in money, and in life, was being mindful, I began to be more careful of where my time, focus and resources went.

  • November 19, 2017

    Why I Think I'm Rich Even Though I'm Not

    The thing is, I'm not rich – at least not in the way that they think I'm rich. If you look into my bank account, you'll quickly realize that I'm not rich at all. There's not much in there. Here's the thing though: I do think I'm rich. There are days when I feel like Bill Frikkin' Gates.

  • November 19, 2017

    How to Protect a Business and its owner

    A business succeeds or fails based on the owner’s commitment and ability to execute and manage his business plans well.

  • November 19, 2017

    Are Seat Sales Really Seat Saves?

    The initial thinking when booking flights through seat sales is automatically saving money since the difference between regular fares and seat sale fares is big. While this may sound very attractive, it might not be the case all the time.

  • November 19, 2017

    A Season of Great Joy

    Christmas will be magical than ever as we continue our custom of entertaining a house-full of people with music and good food. The lights would still twinkle and decorations shine even brighter.

  • November 19, 2017

    When My Comfort Zone Isn’t Comfortable Anymore

    I realized that a career shift outside the comforts of home entails a lot of sacrifice on the lifestyle I was used to. So between lifestyle and a goal – which should I choose?

  • November 19, 2017

    The Smart Girl’s Guide to a Bright Day

    The truth was, I am not a simple person. And I don’t need nothing. When a brighter life means today might be darker day, one can rely on simple, little details to spark joy into one’s life.

  • November 19, 2017

    Budget Habits of Backpackers

    Let’s face it: not everyone is cut out to be a backpacker. From the strain of lugging a 50-L pack to economizing on one’s clothes, living out of a bag takes courage and determination. Being a backpacker is not about getting the cheapest deals.

  • November 19, 2017

    The Road to Travel and Other Dreams

    But as a breadwinner and a yaya-less mother who deals with a messy house and toddler tantrums on a daily basis, I often get asked – “How do you get to travel as much as you do?” Here are a few rules I follow in earnest to afford my lifestyle:

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