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Buy, spend, repeat

How To Trick Your Brain So You Can Save Money

This is the story of your life: you want to be a mature and financially responsible adult capable of handling your own money, except you tend to be your own worst enemy. Notwithstanding your good intent, saving enough of your cash for that rainy day seems like an impossible task. So every month, right before payday, you wonder where all your money went and why you’re suddenly broke again. The cycle repeats itself, over and over, ad nauseaum.

To help you in your path to financial wellness, in this article, we’re giving you five ways you can trick your brain and psychological impulses so you can save money and limit the instances when you fall into the trap of compulsive shopping.

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Power Dressing: How To Properly Do Business Casual For Men

As part of our series on power dressing, here’s your everyday guide to doing business casual for men.

In the Philippines, more often than not, offices adopt a business casual dress code for their employees. In this article, we’re giving you guidelines on how to do business casual properly without looking, on the one end, too casual, and on the other, too stuffy and pretentious.

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house versus condo

Three Reasons Why You Should Re-think Buying that Condo Unit

Lists. It seems that the in-thing these days in Google-world is to compile and publish lists. Many sites (this blog included) have resorted to compiling (for your convenience of course) every list conceivable to man.

Real estate has not been spared.

We did tips on buying your first condo unit here last year and I actually found a site purporting to list the top 5 condominium developments in the Philippines. Of late, lists, (most likely sponsored by real estate developers) listing down the merits of buying a condo over a house have also been going around.

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Six Truths You Need to Get Over to Live a Drama-Free Life

It’s a fact of life:  there are some inconvenient things we have no control whatsoever which we unnecessarily stress about. This limits whatever happiness we have when what we really need to do is to just accept and move past them.  This is understandable:  we’re human and we tend to forget. So consider this as a gentle reminder. In this article, we’re giving you six truths you need to get over to live a drama-free life.

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