Pinay in the UK: It’s Okay to Spend on ‘Wants’

Life is short. It’s important to enjoy it and if you want something, then get it. Always remember that ‘we work to live and not live to work‘. Last month, I made my first big purchase for this year. It was not an overnight decision,…

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Pinay in the UK: I Decided to Open a Pag-IBIG MP2 Account

I’ve heard so many good things about the Pag-IBIG MP2 program. And 2 weeks ago, I finally decided to open an account. As a Filipino living and working abroad, it’s very important to save and invest especially when planning for an early retirement. I will…

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Pinay in the UK: Regrowing Spring Onions

Last year, I started thinking of different ways on how to reduce waste. In one of my posts (click here), I mentioned I’ve been using reusable facial cotton pads instead of the disposable pads. And you know what? It’s nearly a year and I’m still…

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Pinay in the UK: How I Resumed Paying to SSS and Pag-IBIG

SSS (Social Security System) and Pag-IBIG (Home Development Mutual Fund) are social welfare services in the Philippines. The Philippine labor code has required employers and employees to contribute through salary deductions to ensure access to these services. As a Filipino living overseas, you can voluntarily…

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Random Thoughts: 5 Things I Did During Lockdown

The global pandemic has greatly affected everyone. Some people were able to adjust and work it all out to their advantage, but some had it hard financially and mentally. If you belong on the former category, well done and keep it up! If you’re on…

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