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Pwede Padala
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OFW in Canada: Unboxing the Ways of Giving, Investing, and Saving.
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Since last month, I’ve been slacking in posting blog posts not because I am in a binge-watching camp. I was busy planning my first trip to Cambodia, it’s the second SouthEast Asian country that I will visit. (Philippines, is the first. It’s where I was born.) As of now, I’m done with the booking and […] The post Where to Get the Best Foreign Currency Exchange in Calgary appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 18 2019 @ 11:03 PM
I started the year with half of my stuff gone. A winter coat went to my friend, a bike rack made my co-worker happy, and most items were donated and sent to the Philippines through balikbayan boxes. After the tiring purging, I started the balikbayan box shopping ban. What a relief. What else is there […] The post How I am Trying to Become a Digital Minimalist appeared first on Pwede ...
Posted: Mar 12 2019 @ 8:14 PM
One of the tasks on my to-do list before I leave the Philippines was to buy a luggage on sale. Not huge and heavy but enough to withstand the long flight and handling (more like tossing) of airport staff. And another on my list was to open a bank account in the Philippines. I found […] The post Why OFWs Should have a Philippine Bank Account appeared first on Pwede Padala. ...
Posted: Mar 08 2019 @ 4:06 AM
Waiting in a bus stop in downtown Calgary, I always wonder what’s the inside of Calgary Court looks like. What should I do to have the reason to quench my curiosity? A quick yes did the trick. My friend has found a way to pay less driving violation in Canada. Such idea and my schedule […] The post The Guide to Pay Less Driving Violation in Canada appeared first on Pwede ...
Posted: Mar 05 2019 @ 4:23 AM
Last year, I’ve mentioned on a post about my financial review that I started taking minimalism to heart. (Although I think I’m already a minimalist in one sense or another and that includes the dislike of shopping in store.) This year, I read a book about minimalism for the first time. It’s called goodbye, things […] The post Reading a Book About Minimalism for the First Time: Goodbye, Things appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 06 2019 @ 9:53 PM
When I started tracking my expenses five years ago using the free spreadsheet from Squawkfox, I knew that it would make a huge impact to my personal finance. It did. I was able to save a lot and later worked harder to increase my income with side hustle and constant learning. This year, apart from […] The post 2018 Financial Review – An Expensive Year appeared first on Pwede Padala. ...
Posted: Feb 01 2019 @ 1:53 AM
I included the list of Metrobank foreign branches for those who wants to open a Metrobank account in Canada or other countries. For those who have successfully open an account, do let us know in the comment. Your confirmation will encourage others to have a Philippine bank account without needing to go home. Many Filipinos […] The post Metrobank Foreign Branches appeared first on Pwede Padala. ...
Posted: Jan 25 2019 @ 5:34 PM
What makes blogging a rewarding side hustle (or full-time job, hopefully) is the opportunity to learn from you. It’s such a great way to start the year. So the credit for this post goes to a reader who shared the information on how to open a Metrobank account in Canada on my post about opening […] The post How to Open a Metrobank Account in Canada appeared first on Pwede Padala. ...
Posted: Jan 22 2019 @ 11:10 PM
Don’t be alarmed. There’s no recent absurd policy change about balikbayan boxes. It’s just me challenging to change my habits of sending stuff in the Philippines. The balikbayan box (medium size from Forex Alberta) in my room is well wrapped and waiting to be shipped in the Philippines from Canada. I plan to have it […] The post I Need a Break: Balikbayan Box Shopping Ban. Maybe You Too appeared first ...
Posted: Dec 21 2018 @ 8:50 PM
A few months ago, I was venting how hard it is to find a term insurance in the Philippines. My sibling found a suitable whole life and health insurance but it’s costly. I knew there has to be an affordable term life insurance in the Philippines. These could be elusive but definitely not extinct. So […] The post What are the Term Life Insurance Plans in the Philippines appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 07 2018 @ 2:32 PM


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