All posts tagged: Financial literacy

Money Matters

(Featured image by rawpixel.com on Unsplash) They say that the number one cause of disagreement between husbands and wives is money. Although I believe that to be true for many households, I can’t say that it’s the number one reason my husband and I have disagreements. I must admit, however, that talks about money tend to make me feel anxious, especially when my kids would repeatedly ask me to buy them certain stuff or enroll them in special courses, and I have to say no for budget reasons. Lately, I have started to take a closer look at my spending habits and why I’d feel anxious whenever my husband and I would have money talks even when I know deep inside that he’d always try his best to be gracious to me. One particular incident that led me to it was when I started to sense that as I let the days went by not enrolling my children, my husband has also started to get more restless and irritable. He could not understand why I had to wait …

Officially at mid-30s

Monday of this week seemed to be the only Monday I had thoroughly enjoyed in my entire life. And it must be because it’s my 35th birthday. Yes, I’m finally, officially, in my mid-thirties, yet it feels like 40 is still more than a decade away! I just feel so blessed! I may not have everything that I want in life, but I know that in time, God will give me my heart’s desires, which include having my husband home for good, without him having to work abroad anymore just to keep our family’s finances afloat. I know that in time, my business will also grow big and I’ll be able to bless others through it. I’m actually surprised that it feels good to be at my age. Looking back, I dreaded reaching 30 when I was still in my 20s. In fact, early in our marriage, I made my husband agree that once I get past 30, we would no longer consider having another child. I suppose it’s because my late mother was already 38 when she had me. …

Unleashed

I had the opportunity to attend one of Unleash International’s famous seminars yesterday. A dear friend, who is also a full-time homemaker with two young children and a husband working abroad. invited me to it. A friend of hers had also invited her, and had the impression that the seminar was intended for OFWs and their families only. Since both of our Internet connection were not functioning well lately, we were unable to find out the exact details of the seminar online. We simply went ahead and attended the seminar, “Unleash the Highest Potential of Your Money”, at my first home church, Greenhills Christian Fellowship (GCF) in Ortigas. The event lasted for one whole day. It turned out that it was exactly what I had been hoping to attend – a short, or should I say full, course on financial literacy, highlighting the need for effective parenting. And, to think that it had been given to us for free, when corporate participants are supposed to pay P3,000/head to be able to attend it at Unleash International’s own facilities, now that’s just …