Useful Tips When Choosing Moving Companies for Long Distance Moves

If you’ve ever seen that movie Cheaper by the Dozen 1 with your kids, they can probably relate to how the Baker kids felt when their family had suddenly needed to leave their beloved Midland home for another city because their dad got a job offer that was too good to turn down. All of them protested against the move and even suggested that all family members express whether they are in favor of the decision or not through voting. While most of them are not in favor of leaving Midland, in the end, they all moved to another city […]

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How to Entertain without Breaking the Bank

If you like to entertain friends regularly then you’ll know that entertaining isn’t cheap, especially when done well. If you have a large gathering coming up for a special occasion, or even if you just want to host a small get together with friends and you’re on a budget, then you’re probably looking for ways to make your home as inviting as possible without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways to do it. Buy Used Dining Ware If you’re into tablescaping or even if you have no idea what that is, and you’re just interested in hosting a charming […]

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How to Open a Fun Savers Club Account at Metrobank

I sent my 9-year old off to Metrobank to open a Fun Savers Club bank account last July 17. He was accompanied by his dad. He recently bagged a project as a voice talent for an insurance ad, and I thought it was only right that the check be in his name and deposited in his own bank account – just like his 12-year old brother, Pablo, when he played roles in a couple of musicals. We chose Metrobank simply because Pablo’s receivables were in Metrobank checks, and because they accept checks under the child’s name. We originally opened a […]

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10 Practical ways to save money you may have overlooked

What works for you when you budget your finances? For us, the most effective strategy to date is the envelope method. The envelope method is when you mark envelopes with your expenses (e.g. Electricity bill, Water bill, etc.) then allocate an amount for each expense from your salary. In this way, we had been able to apply control over our spendings, pay off the priorities,  and set aside money for our savings.   A lot of people tell me they just don’t have money to save, and I think that perhaps for some people, it’s true. For others, though, I […]

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