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The Balikbayan Special, or Hindi Ganyan sa South Korea!

RedditPinShareTweetShareClipVibeWhatsAppTelegramPrintEmail0 SharesAs some of you know, I’m back in good old, lovely Metro Manila since the beginning of this year. No, Korea didn’t kick me out. I left semi voluntarily. And since this is my first post since coming back, I will indulge in one of the favorite past times of Balikbayans – comparing the Philippines with the country they just left behind.    So in the grand tradition of generations of Balikbayans who are horrified to realize  how backward *everything* is in here, despite having lived in this country for decades before moving to a new country, I present you

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Analysis of Common Investment Options for OFWs
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Analysis of Common Investment Options for OFWs

RedditPin3Share29TweetShareClipVibeWhatsAppTelegramPrintEmail32 SharesA great way for OFWs to maximize their earnings abroad is through investing. Instead of just putting their money away in a regular bank savings account, OFWs can instead make that money earn more money by investing. But not all investments are created equal. Depending on several factors, one option may be great for you while it is not so for another. In this post, I will share my analyses of common investment options for OFWs. I mentioned in the post How to Build a Strong Financial Foundation As An OFW that you need to be prepared, mentally and financially, even

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6 Ways to Maximize Government Benefits as a Pinoy Expat
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6 Ways to Maximize Government Benefits as a Pinoy Expat

RedditPin5Share46TweetShareClipVibeWhatsAppTelegramPrintEmail51 SharesMany Pinoy expats, including myself, often fail to maximize government benefits when we start working abroad. We often discount programs in the Philippines thinking that: Since we’re no longer in the Philippines, the benefits will not help us in our new country The benefits are too small compared to our new increased income The benefits are not worth the bother Nothing can be further from the truth. [bctt tweet=”The way I see it, many Philippine government benefits designed for OFWs, when taken all together and with proper planning, can help us achieve our financial goals faster. ” username=”MeKatieScarlett”] Yes, not

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Katie Scarlett

Katie Scarlett

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