Category: Personal Development

Mandarin Lessons on My Terms

I always wanted to learn a new language. Growing up in Manila, you can only get so fluent in English and Filipino. In college, I had a spreadsheet where I compared the amounts for learning German (Goethe Institut), …

To buy my dream house

I just went to see a model unit in my dream city last week. Die Broke: A Radical Four-Part Financial Plan recommends buying your second home first, so I chose the 3-bedroom unit. When I saw the payment …

Common Goals of Fresh Graduates and Yuppies

I wish someone had told me or shown me back in college that I should have skipped the weekly movie trip to Glorietta and saved and invested that allowance. It turns out, what I planned for straight from …

Why I’m a Filipino Who Won’t Go Abroad

Everyone wants to go abroad. Two of my high school friends, Rachel and Joy will go to the California, US and Australia to try to establish a new life in “greener pastures”. My aunt is always pushing me …

Money and Wealth

How do you define wealth? There is no perfect definition for wealth except that it is relative. For me, wealth is knowing I have a choice and enabling myself to always have a choice. It’s abundance in bank …