How do Filipinos rank in financial literacy? News from Rappler, 16 July 2013 The Philippines recorded 68 index points and ranked 8th among 16 Asia-Pacific countries covered by the latest MasterCard Index of Financial Literacy. The Philippines' score in MasterCard's 4th annual survey is almost the same as the Philippines' index score of 68.2 in … Continue reading Why is it hard to be financially responsible?
I don't know about your family, but in our family, we mark the New Year by cleaning the house like crazy. Since our mother is a hoarding fiend that saves even the tiniest of papers, the house tends to be cluttered by various oddities like barely-used electronics, trinkets, barely-worn clothes that are two sizes too … Continue reading How our garage sale paid for our New Year’s Eve Feast
I have always believed that the poor have no right to get all proud and mighty. This can't be more true with my current situation right now. I am so broke that I have spent the last two days holed up inside our room trying to think of various money-making schemes, scouting the net for … Continue reading The penniless has no pride
Almost six months into the new company and I am finally reaping the financial rewards of my hard work. I received enough, big compared to the usual amount I get, but small compared to the money received by my co-workers who have faithfully served the company for so many years. The truth is, when I … Continue reading How to blow your bonus in just two days
Is greed a good thing? As mentioned by one government official on the height of one of the corruption scandals during the government of former President Arroyo: "Moderate your greed..." For me, there's a distinct different between greed and hunger. One could be hungry for love, for success, for recognition, for life, for music, for … Continue reading Is greed evil?