Balancing act

A mom asks about the “Balancing Act”

Question: Hi Rose, I’m excited to get hold of your latest book The Retelling of The Richest Man in Babylon. I quit my job two years ago after I got my promotion. No regrets though as my husband and I are saving more now than when I was still working. My son is only two years old and when I see your picture with your three sons, I get inspired.

I want to earn more money while I’m at home. I work as a virtual…

is your teenager ready to drive a


Driving is a skill we want our children to acquire at the right age. I remember back in the day when young boys were in such a hurry to learn how to drive. I’m sure you know a lot of Filipino men who got their Driver’s License way before they reached the legal age of driving. And you don’t even have to look far. (Hello brother and hubby!) This is why when you renew your license…

I'm A Proud

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…

When is the best time

When is the right time to start teaching our kids FQ?

QUESTION: Hi, I read your article on I have two questions: (1) At what age should I start teaching my child about money? (2) Do you have a program (excel file or whatever) on budgeting or monitoring income and expenses? Thank you. – from Aireen Canales via email


1. When I throw back the first question to parents, I get answers…