UPDATE: I finally got a copy of the whole interview from ANC. Click here to watch it. Thank you. 🙂
Last May 23rd, I saw a comment from a certain ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) staff on this blog post I wrote last May 6th. I also got the same message on my FB messenger. Apparently, ANC On The Money wanted me to guest on their show because of the said blog post. I initially wanted to decline the invitation as I was shy in person and I never thought I could do it. (I’m not even an RFP or someone who’s an authority on personal finance, so why me?) But the hubby convinced me otherwise. I later realized it was a once in a lifetime opportunity so I better give it a go or I’d regret it forever. Haha.
The taping of the episode where I guested in as a resource person happened on May 25th. I was presented as a blogger (of Life in Manila). I only had two days of preparation but I still did my best to answer the guide questions given to me via email on the evening of May 24th. Ngaragan lang ang peg, diba? But everything turned out just fine so thank you God and thank you to my prayer warriors (you know who you are)!!!
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Some family members are still having a hard time managing their finances. As much as I would like to help them, only they can help themselves. If they will continue sabotaging their budgets and keep a maluho lifestyle, nothing in their financial life will change for the better. One of their money practices is buying things using money they haven’t received yet. Is there really a thrill from such kind of acquisition? Apparently, there is!
The idea that you can have the thing you’ve been wanting to have in advance by borrowing money from someone. The thought that you can buy the merchandise you’ve been planning to get earlier than schedule because somebody is willing to lend you money. The realization that you can get the things you want because you have some money coming soon and there are people that can lend you money right now. There’s a thrill there at some point, right?
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I used to hate it when, after receiving a windfall, a big and necessary expense would suddenly come up. It’s like fate is testing my drive to save money. You know, instead of keeping the cash for a brighter future, I get to spend it. But lately, I have realized that God really never fails to provide for my needs. Things could have been bad. What if I didn’t have any moolah and a big and necessary expense has suddenly come up? I should have been grateful instead of whiny.
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I dunno why but I always get broke a few weeks before the bonus-giving time at work. Is it because subconsciously I could smell the money coming my way and I know a little overspending before its arrival won’t hurt? I know it’s not a good practice, financially speaking, but I just can’t help it.
This is especially true when I’m in front of the PC looking at things that could easily land on my lap with just a few mouse clicks. From bags and clothes, I’m now into fine jewelry and I’m seriously thinking about those men’s wedding rings at jewelryvortex.com at this very moment. No, I don’t plan to replace the hubby’s wedding ring with a new one. He’s a very simple guy and I just thought the simplicity and character of one of the wedding rings I saw from the site was very him. I can’t buy it because it costs an arm and a leg, anyway. Haha.
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