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Brazen Pursuits
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Millennial, saving, investing, lifestyle, career, financial independence, starting a business
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All of us can work on managing money better. If you are like 30% of Americans, saving more and spending less money is probably one of your New Year’s resolution. Whether you are working on paying off consumer debt, tackling student loans, dreaming of traveling to an exotic location or just want to add to your emergency fund, … Keep Reading... The post Money challenges to save more than $1000 this ...
Posted: Jan 16 2019 @ 7:43 AM
There are plenty of planners and organizers available on the market that finding what’s best for you can be overwhelming.  Here are the Best Planners to buy based on your priorities, to help keep you motivated and organized this 2019. Best planner overall : Panda Planner At first glance, the Panda Planner looks like a typical calendar, but it is … Keep Reading... The post Best Planners to buy for 2019 appeared first on Brazen ...
Posted: Dec 07 2018 @ 8:46 AM
Excited to decorate your home this Christmas but don’t have the time or the budget? Here are 13+ ways to DIY Christmas decorations, quickly and frugally. 1.) Wall Christmas tree Want to have a full-blown Christmas tree but space is an issue? Why not try this awesome wall Christmas tree from Better Homes and Gardens. 2.)    Bottle brush trees … Keep Reading... The post 13+ DIY Christmas decorations you need to try appeared first on Brazen ...
Posted: Nov 15 2018 @ 8:57 AM
We started an online preloved clothes shop! One day during a seminar, my co-worker and I had an off-hand discussion on the importance of side-hustles. Our company is currently undergoing merger and people are being made redundant left and right. Both of us love clothes, and in our current line of work, we don’t really need a lot of … Keep Reading... The post Starting an online preloved business is easier than you think ...
Posted: Oct 21 2018 @ 8:05 AM
I have always considered myself as minimalist in terms of clothing. I don’t follow fashion trends and I don’t do shopping hauls. However, last week, it took me 30 minutes to locate a specific pants I wanted to wear, that’s when it hit me- I have a lot of clothes. The large cabinet which had tons of space when I … Keep Reading... The post 7 Lessons learned from using the Konmari method of ...
Posted: Sep 19 2018 @ 10:03 AM
Have you ever felt the need to support small business but doesn’t know where to start? If that’s the case, then social lending might be the answer for you. Kiva is an international non-profit organization that aims to alleviate property through lending which can help the borrower to start or grow their businesses. You can lend as little as $25 … Keep Reading... The post Want to support small businesses with as little ...
Posted: Aug 11 2018 @ 11:33 PM
As of this writing, the Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEI) is currently at 7186.71 level, a 20.8% drop from the record high of 9078.37 in January 2018. Ladies and gentlemen, we have officially entered the bear market. On this year alone, my stock portfolio has gone down from 22.8% gain to 3% loss. Based on conversations with fellow investors, there … Keep Reading... The post Help! It’s officially a bear market, what do ...
Posted: Jul 07 2018 @ 4:03 AM
Many discussions abound debating whether the Master’s degree is still worth pursuing. There are just too many stories where well-studied folks become diploma rich but financially poor. Now that they have an advanced degree, most are over-qualified to be accepted to most jobs. Despite many valid arguments, I still strongly believe Master’s, or any advanced degree is still worth it … Keep Reading... The post You should pursue that Master’s degree. Here’s ...
Posted: Jun 18 2018 @ 10:34 AM
Applying and renewing our Philippine passport was a breeze just a few years ago. Choose a time and date, select a DFA location, go there on the day of appointment. If you don’t have access to the internet just go to a DFA site early on your free time and you can avail of their walk-in services. Congratulations, you already … Keep Reading... The post How to book that elusive DFA ...
Posted: Jun 01 2018 @ 12:06 PM
I like my job. It’s challenging enough to allow for professional growth and rewarding enough to be fun. However, I don’t EVER want to be in the position where I work because I need to pay the bills even though I positively loathe going to work. THAT is the stuff of nightmares for me. Early retirement has been a buzzword … Keep Reading... The post Dreaming of early retirement? Here are 5 things ...
Posted: May 20 2018 @ 10:21 PM


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