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'Having a ~*quota*~ keeps me from overspending and from buying too many items.'
Even before the start of the quarantine, I'm sure many of us-if not, all of us-have experienced the act of budol at least once. Whether it's your friends convincing you to buy that trendy item they
It's important to understand what you need versus what you want.
Okay, be honest: 'Pag sweldo na, do you a) check out all the items on the many online shopping carts you've been adding to all month or b) move a chunk of your salary across to a savings account
No matter where you are in your financial journey.
Think about what you'd want to do if tomorrow, money was no longer an issue. Would you start a business? Travel the world? Pay off your debts? Build your dream home? Most of us have a long list of financial
Here's what they realized about their spending habits.
Sushi bake. Ube cheese pan de sal. Basque burnt cheesecake. Milky cheese donuts. Korean cream cheese garlic bread. These are just some of the food trends we've had during quarantine. Now add all the food we already loved before the
It's not how much you get, but how smart you are with it.
Whatever your pay grade is, you've probably experienced being short on cash a few days before payday at some point in your life. Minsan, hindi ito maiiwasan, especially when you catch an unforeseen financial blow (which is a reason why
Don’t sacrifice comfort for budget.
After a mandatory closure back in 2018, Boracay is back and just as vibrant as before. The beach is cleaner now and the vibe is more relaxed than the party island of yesteryear-a perfect excuse to revisit the island. If you'
Who's ready to leave the city and head to the beach?
With summer just around the corner, it's time to start planning your next VL. And what better way to beat the heat than to spend a few days on the breezy shores of the West Philippine Sea. Just a few hours
Gusto mo ba maging mas efficient with your money?
I have to admit na takot na takot talaga ako about entering the ~*adult world*~. Sobrang dami ko kasing hindi pa alam. TBH, the main reason why I feel so clueless about adulting is because hindi naman nila tinuturo 'to sa school.
What’s worth investing in this coming year?
Perhaps unsurprisingly, among the most pressing concerns for the contemporary Filipina as she plans the next year (and for some, the next decade), is finances. Am I earning enough? How much should I be saving? What is worth investing in? These are
But is it really enough?
According to government officials, staples such as scrambled eggs, boiled monggo, and boiled rice are among the food items that a Filipino family of five can subsist on a monthly budget of over P10,000.On December 11, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
What's *your* fave sulit meal?
You know the drill: There's still three to four days before your sweldo slides into your bank account, and a girl's got to eat. But the beautiful thing is, you have ~*a lot*~ of affordable food options to
She flew to Europe TWICE in 2019!
Wendy Valdez and husband Normann Garcia traveled to Europe twice this year, an expense they least wanted but needed to shell out for.Their first trip in May was to attend the wedding of a family friend. For their second time in
We're talking thousands of beneficiaries of free tuition and scholarship programs.
Hundreds of thousands of private and public college students face the risk of going on a "forced vacation" or being "dismissed," with a significant reduction in the proposed 2020 budget of the Commission On Higher Education (CHED).P11.6 billion was slashed
How does milk tea factor into your budget?
It seems like every month, there's a new milk tea shop to be tried. With so many more to open soon around the metro, it got us thinking: How much do people love milk tea? Do they line up for
It's all about consistency!
Whenever someone is trying to lose weight for whatever reason, Day One is usually the easiest. Those salads and green juices taste amazing and you think, maybe life without rice isn't so bad after all. That feeling of being a
There are different options for every budget.
If you spend all morning perfecting your winged liner only for it to smudge by the time you get to the office, opt to use one with a waterproof formula. They protect not only against sweat and tears, but also against humidity
These simple hacks can help you manage your cash flow better.
Even if you're comfortable with your current suweldo, there are probably purchases you want to make that seem to go beyond your monthly take-home pay: It could be a necessity, such as a home upgrade, or a luxury purchase,
Keep an eye out for these snacks the next time you're in Japan!
It's common knowledge that Japan is one of the most expensive places in the world-for both locals and tourists. If you're planning on visiting (and shopping in) Japan, we suggest scrimping where you can so you stay
Worry less during petsa de peligro!
You've got your bills and your savings set aside, and even your insurance plans have been taken cared of, too. But while it seems like you've got everything down pat, you end up still wondering why you always
Budget-friendly summer getaways!
Planning a summer getaway is one of the best ways to get your mind off the stress of work, school, or home. But let's face it, sometimes the excitement of putting together a trip can quickly disappear when costs start adding