Friday, May 29, 2015

Angelfields Nature Sanctuary




One of the best things about my current job is that I usually get Fridays off (like today!) and when my mom was still in town, that became our designated day to make pasyal. And since my ninang was also visiting, we took them both to Angelfields Nature Sanctuary in Silang Cavite.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Blog Feature + Mom Blogging


I've been quoted in some blog posts before, but I've never had a full feature done on me, so of course it was a big deal when my feature came out on MoneyMax.ph. I'm sure celebs and big time bloggers brush off these kinds of things, but yours truly's heart skipped a little when I saw my feature for the first time. Yup, I'm cool and sophisticated like that.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

How To Waive Credit Card Annual Fees

A few days ago, I asked for the reversal of my credit card's annual fee of Php2,250. Yesterday, I received a text message saying that my request for reversal was not approved but that they hoped I would still continue using the credit card so that I can qualify for waiver next year.

In your dreams.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Busy, Busy Saturday


Last Saturday, instead of puttering around the house to finish chores or visiting the BF Saturday market for breakfast, I prepared my son for a full day of fun and excitement over at his cousins' house. Mama has an event to go to in the morning and a bridal shower in the evening. Oh yes, social life here we come!

First up was brunch care of the people behind MoneyMax.ph, a.k.a. the Agoda or Skyscanner of car insurance. Money Max is basically a comparison website for car insurance. They do the comparing so you won't have to.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

So Near Yet So Far!


Maybe it's wrong to equate getting my first paycheck and my commuted leaves as the finish line, but that's how it really feels like at this point. It's as if I've been running this financial marathon these past two months, making do with what we have without touching my investments. Unexpected expenses like our car's battery dying and the resurrection of a headache which I honestly thought had long been dealt with, felt like punches to the gut. Let me reiterate again for the nth time how important it is to have a healthy stash in your emergency funds and believe you me that building up my emergency funds is the second thing I'll be doing, next to paying off my credit card bills, once my cash inflow becomes regular.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Construction Plans + Kitchen Update

I'm about to hit the two month mark with my new employer which means that I'll finally be getting paid soon. Hooray!

Also, the latest word is that the voucher for my commutation request will be released by next week so I'll probably be able to pick up my check by the first week of May, also right on the two month mark. Given the fact that I'll have money coming in, our long-delayed condo renovations can finally begin.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Which One Are You?


As per that chart, I'm already financially smart but to heck with being financially smart, let's all strive for financial independence instead! #gogogo



*P.S. I don't know who to credit for the image, but if someone out there does, please tell me and I will edit this post to include a link. Thanks!