Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sayonara Kyoto!

I've been looking forward to our July trip to Osaka & Kyoto for months now. In fact, I've talked about Japan so much that my friends and family are probably sick of hearing about it. But lately I've been feeling uneasy over the trip because of the possibility that we may not be able to afford it after all because: (1) I might be moving jobs after June, which means 2-3 months of no income; and (2) I'll be dipping into our emergency funds for our spending money during the 11 days we'll be in Japan.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

RCBC Bankard All in Rewards Online

I've talked about credit card rewards points several times in my blog and I have made no secret about my dismay at how sad our rewards system is, specially when compared with the US. Seriously, they get hundreds and thousands of airline miles just for signing up with a credit card and I get about Php2,000 as cash back credit after I spend about Php200,000? Baduy lang ha.


I've had my RCBC Bankard credit card for almost 10 years now and I've always been impressed with how pro-active and helpful RCBC's customer service is. I remember when I arrived from the US after a vacation, I received a call from RCBC informing me that they had locked my credit card since a charge was made in the US and they were concerned that it was fraudulent (it wasn't, I confirmed that purchase was mine). And how can I forget that time I caught 2 fraudulent charges on my credit card because of RCBC's text alert? Yup, I'm a very happy RCBC credit card customer.


Saturday, March 5, 2016

On Advocacies and Randell Tiongson

This March, in celebration of Women's Month, the city government of Taguig and our office, organized a series of talks to empower, educate and entertain the women of Taguig. We included financial literacy/education for this year's lecture series and the first person on my list to deliver the talk was Randell Tiongson.


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