Category Archives: Budgeting

My Ipon Diary! Ipon Pa More – Mga Para Paraan Para Maka Save si Mommy!

how to save money on a tight budget. 52 week ipon challenge for my ipon diary by chinkee tan

How to Save Money with a Tight Budget using My Ipon Diary One of the areas in life where I’ve always thought that Im a failure, is in personal finance and savings. It’s my weakness and Waterloo. I just don’t think that savings applies to me. Look, I’m a pretty money savvy mommy (I think). […]

November Relax Mommy Money Challenge

How not to use your credit card - Relax lang mom

Have you hit your target for your Christmas Budget yet? Starting in September, I outlined how you can get ready for financing your Christmas Holidays. I covered budgeting and saving up. Then for Octobers Relax Mommy Money Challenge we covered how to do a garage sale for added budget. This months Money Challenge is not about saving […]

5 Simple Habits For Smarter Grocery Shopping + Free Meal Plan Template

Here are 5 simple habits for smarter grocery shopping that reduces waste, promotes healthier lifestyle, protects the environment, helps you spend less, and alleviates guilt after shopping. Reduce potential food waste by creating a meal plan Create your meal plan before doing your grocery shopping. Or at least have a rough idea on what you’re […]

Operation Budget: Options For Financing The Christmas Holidays

Suddenly it’s the Ber season. Yes, I’m writing this in September. A friend online is already sharing his Youtube playlist for Christmas. You think it’s too early for me to write about budgeting for the Christmas Season? Every time the holiday season rolls around, everyone seems buzzed with happiness. Megamall is already playing Joma songs. […]

How To Finally Stick To A Budget When You Suck At Saving Money

There is no greater relief than finally making it to payday, especially when you’re on your very last P500 bill. If I’m being honest, the reason I decline dinner invites or skip that movie near the first of the months because I just paid rent and can’t afford it. True life: I am horrible at saving. […]

Bride On A Budget: 5 Ways To Plan Your Wedding Without Going Broke

Whether you like it or not, it’s wedding season. That means banquet seating, buffets and open bars. With my own big day coming up in August, I now have a year’s worth of wedding planning (and budgeting) under my belt. The past 12 months have been some of the most stressful, fun and rewarding ones […]

How to Start Bathroom Remodel On A Budget

What can you do to start with a bathroom remodel? Can afford or not? Find out! The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your house. If your bathroom is drab, dingy, and outdated then it may be time for a bathroom remodel. Remodeling a bathroom can be an expensive proposition, especially if […]