I can’t remember how I landed in her blog ‘Pinas For Good‘ but one thing for sure, I kept coming back to read her updates and be inspired all over again.
Reasons why I am following her blog
- We are both OFW, just based in different continents.
- I love her openness. The ups and downs of saving, achieving financial goals and most particularly the desire to secure her finances when she goes back home in Philippines.
- And a little tinge of envy too that she achieve 1 million pesos worth of stock investment at a young age (compared to me).
Last month she wrote a very interesting post that I would like to share. No worries, I have her blessing to repost it.
This post is actually her response to one of her reader wherein she revealed her monthly income and expenses. It makes interesting because the reader is from Middle East.
Here’s the post.
I have been debating for the longest time if it is appropriate to post my numbers or not. Since I remained anonymous, sige na nga. I want to post what I am earning not to brag but to give inspiration that no matter how little you are earning, you too can save.
To tell you honestly, my salary isn’t much. Maybe in the Philippine standard it’s huge, but in American standard, not really! For those who are working in America, you’d be shocked on how meager my salary is but, I still am able to save.
May I know which industry you’re working on (nursing/customer service/IT, etc) or, if you don’t mind, your salary range per hour or per year?- Honey O.
- For those of you who have been visiting this site since I first started blogging, you would know what kind of work I do coz I posted it in my About Me section but, I changed it to “Overseas Filipino Worker”. So, for those of you who doesn’t know , I take care of old people. I am a caregiver.
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Honestly, I was surprised when I learned about her income. After reading the post, I even admired her more.
Because I know, there are many OFWs here in Middle East who earns more than she does but for sure only few (if there’s any) who have 1 million pesos stock investment and have purchased also a 1 million worth property. You can read it here and here.
You will realize that she sacrificed many things even comfort and whims just to be able to save.
Kudos to you Pinas for Good!