Can lawyers practice stealth wealth?

Lawyers belong to that industry where looks and perceived success mean everything (well, for most people). So for lawyers, stealth wealth is a challenge to live by. … More Can lawyers practice stealth wealth?

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A look back at my first adult purchase at 27 – a condo

In 2014, I was 27 years old when I made my first adult purchase – a condo. By then I had been working as a lawyer for only about a year and a half. I had done the travelling and the shopping and felt that I was ready for real property … More A look back at my first adult purchase at 27 – a condo

What it really costs to live in Makati City, Philippines

As an avid reader of personal finance articles online, I observed that not one pinoy has talked about this subject, or what it costs to live anywhere else in the Philippines, for that matter. Pinoys can be coy (see Pinoys coy revealing net worth) about revealing money facts about their lives. … More What it really costs to live in Makati City, Philippines

Squeezing into micro apartments and micro condominiums makes sense for the short-term

In the Philippines, home ownership is and will be beyond the reach of a lot of twenty somethings. Workers are taxed heavily, resulting in meager take home pay that must be allocated to ever increasing prices of goods and services. Career-oriented millenials working in the city feel the crunch and must succumb to sky-high rents of tiny apartments located within walking distance from work. … More Squeezing into micro apartments and micro condominiums makes sense for the short-term