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Studio City Alabang: Profit From Real Estate Investment (Update)

Posted on February 9, 2019

As you may have known, I ventured into investing in a residential condominium @Studio City Alabang, which you can read from my previous post. I also mentioned that I am leasing it out through Freedom Cares.   Last year July marks my 2nd year with Freedom Cares and I thank the Bro above because my contract is going to be… R-E-N-E-W-E-D! I have the very slightest, modest, slim chance doubt that it will not. Though, Lala of Freedom Cares assured meRead More

Bank Home Loan: Tips For Urban Young Professional Part 1

Posted on October 25, 2017

  “When: Monthly amortization < Rental Income”   Hi guys! As you are aware of, from my previous post, I acquired a condominium unit in Filinvest City Alabang. To tell you, the unit is not fully paid yet.It is mortgaged under bank financing scheme. There is no way that I could pay the entire 7-digit figure with my current salary unless, I won the lottery LOL.

Freedom Cares Corp: A Filinvest Leasing Company Review

Posted on August 13, 2017

  When you say Alabang, the first thing that comes to mind are the prominent villages, or the infamous haunted mall. But, there is one thing you might miss to think of, the premier central business district in the south – Filinvest City (FC)!   Just like Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Filinvest City is a thriving business district located in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. It is the home of many BPO companies, as well as the iconic Insular Life building andRead More

How to take ISTQB exam in the Philippines

Posted on May 26, 2017

  Update as of 7th of February 2019 – The certification price is bump to $238 USD (~PHP 12.5k @52.21) from $168 USD.   Fist bump to The Quirky Yuppie – without his blog I wouldn’t have any idea on how to take ISTQB exam in the Philippines.   Beyond my vivid imagination, I couldn’t imagine I will take software tester’s certification. During college, I wanted to be in the field of networking. I even bought those 4 heavy books for I wanted to takeRead More

Filinvest Land’s Studio City: Urban’s Professional Space in the South

Posted on May 3, 2017

Three years ago, I came across this area of Alabang as I was searching for my ideal soon-to-be car. The location was right behind the six-car dealerships where I was to supposedly check my first car. Studio City is located exactly in front of SNR Alabang. It is a 10-minute walk going to Northgate Cyberzone (Filinvest City’s business district) and Madrigal’s Business Park and, a 5-minute walk to a mall such as Alabang Town Center and a gym center such asRead More

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How Did I Come Up In Buying A Real Estate Property

Posted on April 12, 2017

Have you ever thought of buying your first car or living on your own but don’t have enough resources to do both? If yes, you are not alone.   It was late 2014 when I decided to buy my first physical asset. At that time, It was my first anniversary in my first job and I was expecting to receive my first 13th month pay – yippie! Since I am born a risk taker, I take accountability to every decisionRead More

The Purge: Employee of the Year

Posted on October 23, 2016

Contributed by: Mendy Grace   “This is not a test. This is your emergency broadcast system announcing the commencement of the Annual Employee Purge sanctioned by your COMPANY. Commencing at the siren, any and all work, including non-payment of OT, finishing 1 week work into 1 day, will be legal for 12 continuous hours. Taking a break not more than 1 hour and eating on your workstation have been authorized during the Purge. Taking more than one break is restricted.Read More

7 Emotional Spending Mistakes You Need to Stop

Posted on August 2, 2016

Contributed by: Mendy Grace   Have you ever had your day ruined because you screwed up at work or had a family discord, then immediately seek comfort through window shopping (in which you ultimately ended up buying some items to lighten up your mood)? Have you ever felt so jaded to a fault that you attempted to browse something online and make an unplanned purchase?  Are you easily drawn to flashy discount tags or 3-day sale posters at malls becauseRead More

The Benefits of Health Insurance to Young Adults

Posted on June 19, 2016

Contributed by: Mendy Garcia   I remember having one of those conversations I’ve recently had with a family breadwinner, and how she expressed one of her deepest remorse when she failed to realize how the complement products of life insurance would save her family from being financially hard-pressed when her husband, whom she thought was exceptionally fit and healthy all these years because he never got ill even for once, suddenly got diagnosed with stroke last year.   This incidentRead More

4 Dilemmas Kids Will Encounter When You Tell Them to Open a Savings Account in a Bank

Posted on May 25, 2016

Contributed by: Mendy Grace I remember my mom dismissing the idea of saving coins in a piggy bank, in which she reinforced a superstition that doing so will cause you illness, and that you’re imminently funding for this ‘illness’ by having a deliberate choice to save money. I partially regret being a submissive child way back, knowing that I could have refuted my mom’s belief that my savings were meant for something else (but I didn’t know at that timeRead More