Saturday, January 19, 2019

Thank you Moneymax!






I received fantastic news the other day that this blog was included in Moneymax' Top 10 financial bloggers to follow in 2019. Awesome!





For the new readers who reached this blog through the Moneymax article, welcome and feel free to browse through my past posts. You can go chronological by going through the posts monthly or by categories, the links for those can be found on the right column.





I'm glad that you found my blog because that means you're interested, or at the very least curious, about personal finance and are probably trying to better your own personal finance. We're all in the same boat.





I can't guarantee that reading this blog will magically make you a personal finance ninja, but at the very least, you will know that you're in a safe space where you won't feel ashamed for talking about money or what you don't know about money. More on this in a future post because the husband and I have a date at our most favorite place in the world, the grocery. Catch you all later!


Monday, January 7, 2019

Looking Back and Moving Forward

In line with the annual essay writing contest in time for the new year, I also began to reflect on the year that just passed, but for the life of me, I couldn't remember half of what happened or how I felt about the events of 2018.


A quick browse through my Instagram account reminded me of how eventful 2018 actually was. To recap, 2018 was when




  • I finished the second month of my maternity leave;

  • I got to know my second son and reacquainted myself with the joys and challenges of mothering an infant;

  • I had my face-palm interview with the Judicial and Bar Council (although to be kind to myself, it must not have been all that bad since I did get shortlisted for a position);

  • my husband had an angioplasty;

  • we almost lost my parents' house;

  • my sister went back to New Zealand and her family followed a few months after;

  • my mom sold a property which netted her several millions and then spent/gave/lent most of it in a span of 1 month;

  • my new niece was born ( lucky number 13);

  • I lugged my baby to Bacolod and Cebu just because he was the chillest baby ever (sadly, he's not so chill anymore and he's morphing into a little diva);

  • my baby turned a year old; and

  • we spent the holidays in Biliran and I got to spend time with my in-laws and US based cousins.


In between that was work, time spent with family and Netflix.