Let’s Talk About Money: Break the Taboo

Money is a big part of our lives. We use it everyday to buy our necessities and luxuries. We use it to pay for our education, our food, our house/rent, among other things. So why don’t a lot of families talk about it? There is a mindset that talking about money is rude and embarrassing. This is especially true in Filipino culture, and I bet it’s the same for other cultures as well. … More Let’s Talk About Money: Break the Taboo

Coconut Oil Hair Bun

Having hair treatments in a salon was one of my favorite self-care things to do back in the Philippines. Getting pampered every once in a while is nice treat, especially after months of working so hard. Unfortunately, professional hair treatments in New Zealand can get very expensive and has become quite a luxury 😢 So … More Coconut Oil Hair Bun

Saving Money for Beginners

If you can barely pay your bills and are just scraping by every month, saving money will probably be last thing on your mind. It’s true that it is much easier to spend than to save. Unfortunately, life is very unpredictable and unforeseen things happen that can put a huge dent on your finances – sometimes prompting you to get a loan. And with a loan comes interest, and you get caught in a vicious cycle of burying yourself in debt. Having a good amount of savings can lessen the financial effect of having these emergencies. … More Saving Money for Beginners