Category: OFW/ Migrant issues

Money lessons from the pandemic

While the economic fall out due to the pandemic is inevitable, its effects on some families could have been cushioned by a combination of foresight and frugal spending. Financial experts advise setting aside 15% to 20% of income for savings. This proportion of the… Continue Reading “Money lessons from the pandemic”

Throwback: My struggles while applying as OFW

( Note: OFW- Overseas Filipino Worker)              I was in dire straits in 2009. Some personal decisions and events led me and my family  to financial difficulties. Teaching in two different schools, I was always exhausted. Yet, the money was never enough.  Then, in… Continue Reading “Throwback: My struggles while applying as OFW”

How The Pandemic Saved Me

I am an introvert. Certified. Hardcore. This COVID-19, though I hate and dread it as much as everyone else, has somehow saved me. You see, I spend a considerable part of my life dodging invitations to birthday parties, weddings, company team-building activities, Tupperware demos… Continue Reading “How The Pandemic Saved Me”

Learning from the real millionaires

Really rich or just acting rich? Here are some valuable insights from the works of  Thomas Stanley,  an author and a financial expert. Some of his books are The Millionaire Next Door ( 1996 ), which he co-authored  with William Danko , The Millionaire… Continue Reading “Learning from the real millionaires”

When decent Filipinas get indecent proposals

Firstly, let  us define what  “decent ” means in this article.  It refers to an OFW  Filipina who is not a prostitute.  The job or salary does not matter. Whether she is an office employee, a teacher, a sales  staff  or a household helper… Continue Reading “When decent Filipinas get indecent proposals”

The trade-off

The Trade Off The OFW phenomenon has undeniably reaped economic benefits for Filipino families and  for the whole country. In 2017, OFW remittances reached an all-time high of $31.29 billion. That’s a lot of money. But at what cost? The first and the biggest… Continue Reading “The trade-off”

Zero balance after vacation

It happens year after year after year. An OFW comes home for a much-needed vacation.  The jubilation starts at the Arrival Area of the airport.  A jeepney-load of relatives and friends come to meet him.  After the hugs and “ welcome home” greetings, they… Continue Reading “Zero balance after vacation”

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