Money 4 Life: The poverty mentality

The Poverty Mentality is an attitude wherein the focus of a person is on what he does not have rather than on what he has. The second session of Money 4 Life workshop I attended at Brighter Life Institute last July 16 was actually entitled “Planning and Managing Expenses,” but the point I most remember that day was financial expert Aya Laraya’s statement that we should not equate investment with deprivation. That made me ask myself if our financial decisions lately had, in effect, deprived our children. So far we’re still okay, but we’re threading thin lines. But isn’t that a common […]

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How to deposit via Sun Link Online

I’ve been wanting to blog about our latest progress in our investment journey but I had to prioritise work and our kids’ homeschool; plus my husband was out of town for almost a month, so it’s been challenging to find time (and the energy) to write a decent blog. Anyway, my yay is that we were finally able to add to our Mutual Fund via Sun Link Online. Sun Link Online I have not tried depositing using the old process so I can’t talk about it, but I was told by a couple of friends that it’s a lot of […]

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Success to Significance: Sun Life introduces the Money E-Planner and the Bus to the Future

Attending Sun Life events is one of my most favorite thing to do as a blogger. There’s always something new and useful to learn and they push me to focus on our investment goals. So when Brian Micasa and Arnel Bautista of Travel Mate Philippines told me about Sun Life Financial’s Ri5e towards Money 4 Life event, I cleared my schedule to be able to go. Sun Life Financial has declared the month of June as the “Financial Independence Month” and is introducing a new tool called the Money E-planner and the Bus to the Future. The Money E-Planner The Money E-Planner  is […]

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Money Matters: Of Educational Plans and Mutual Funds

I talked about jars of oil in my previous blog, Teaching kids how to manage their money. In the blog, I said there that God provides ways for us and we will see it if we focus on what we have instead of dwelling on what we do not have. Even for things like Educational plans and Mutual Funds. Here’s a little backstory for you. In 2009, when my eldest son, Pablo, was four years old, I became anxious about his future and his education. I would pull my husband to go into banks to get a hold of flyers on […]

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Tiny Living: Moving our family of 5 into a tiny home

I was in hiatus from blogging for a while because December had been such a busy time for us. As you know, we made a decision to go for Tiny Living and moved first week of December. I had to find homes for our old furniture which did not fit the size of our new place. I also had to do most of the packing, all the while trying to complete my last few articles for a marketing company I wrote articles for for almost six months. Jay was busy as well with all the events at work while doing […]

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