I’m Now A Proud Mother of a College Graduate!

Years ago when friends would mention that they already had college graduates among their kids, I sort of felt that that was a long way to go for my husband and me. It felt like you had to be… you know… old to reach this stage.

Luckily, before I started feeling… you know… old, on March 23, 2012 our first born Martin graduated from Business Management with honors from our alma mater the Ateneo de Manila University.

It seems like it was only recently when my husband and I went preschool hunting…

Raising Pinoy Boys

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Raising Pinoy Boys is a candid narration of the author’s two decades of experiences in raising her sons. She shares the joys and challenges she encountered giving birth, getting to know their individual personalities, finding their schools, forming their study habits, engaging them in sports, developing their emotional and financial intelligence, and more. She also narrates the growing up years of the men and boys…

Of Birkin Scams and Vacation Loans

This week two articles posted by my friend on her FB wall caught my attention. The first one is that of the Birkin scam girl who was hidden under the name Sheila in an online article but whose name you can easily google if you write “Birkin scam.” She was a former flight attendant turned gallery managing director because of her outstanding sales skills. So outstanding…

How Can I Teach What I Don’t Know?

QUESTION: How can I teach my children about FQ when I myself am not good with money? Where do I start? – Janet via text message

ANSWER: It is true that you can’t teach what you don’t know, you can’t give what you don’t have. However, take your intention to teach your children about money matters as your first step to your own financial freedom…