Monday, April 30, 2012
Financial wealth is what you saved.
It’s never about what you spent.
It’s about the value of your cash in bank, investments and properties.
It’s never measured by what you squandered by partying and lavish spending.
Rich people maintain their statuses by spending far lesser than what they earn.
As a result, their savings multiply and they get richer and richer.
The value that they grow therefore becomes their increasing net worth.
I'd like to elaborate on this a bit more in the next posts for it will become my guide. I often fall for the trap of spending and after some thinking, I get to realize that I would have been much better if I planned my expenditures well.
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Saturday, April 28, 2012
That's when I found out that CNN will be featuring the Philippines for the entire of next week and they even have a special page in their website for it.
I promptly searched Google and was led to a page where I promptly typed my first short CNN contribution about Philippine Tourism.
It's quite flattering when I looked into my CNN profile and my article is described as having been done "ON ASSIGNMENT".
Moi', a CNN reporter? Whoa!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Here are photos:
|Scene in the movie|
|Scene in the Movie|
|That's me kicking a snowman at the back of that bigger building in the top photo|
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
As a young top honcho of a medium sized firm, I had the chance of becoming friends with a very powerful officer of a huge conglomerate. He had the authority to grant huge contracts to a lot of companies so people naturally drifted towards him all the time.
I never asked him for any contract but in the few years that we regularly met, he referred me to a couple of clients and got my firm a few decent projects. But before I met with his referrals, he told me not to allot any "commission" for him and instead, just give the client the best discounts.
Now, he's dead and all that remains are fond memories about a good man. His family is financially not doing very well because all his kids are in college. Now that he's gone, we can see for a fact that he earned nothing beyond his regular salary. Now, it's fully confirmed that he personally got nothing in exchange for the millions and billions worth of contracts that he awarded to people.
I frequently think of his family and try to figure out what I can do for them. If only I have more, I can perhaps pass on more to them.