Why is it hard to be financially responsible?

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?

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How our garage sale paid for our New Year’s Eve Feast

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

Is greed evil?

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?