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Working from Home? Take Note of These Home Energy Saving Tips

One of the perks of working from home is saving money on transportation and eating out. You can also have more time for yourself and your loved ones because you don’t have to waste precious hours battling through the daily traffic. However, a home office can spike up your household’s electricity bill, especially during the summer months when the sweltering heat leaves you no choice but to turn on your airconditioner. Having said that, here are some home energy saving tips you can do to minimize your electric consumption: Table of ContentsHow to Save Electricity at Home: 12 Home Energy Saving Tips1. Unplug gadgets when not in use2. Work smarter hours3. Use a power strip4. Change your light bulbs5. Check for air gaps6. Consider painting your walls7. Turn on your computer’s energy saving features8. Take advantage of natural lighting9. Mind the kitchen10. Invest in smarter home office equipment11. Insulate your ceiling or roof12. Clean your appliancesFinal Thoughts How to Save Electricity at Home: 12 Home Energy Saving Tips 1. Unplug gadgets when not in use Your plugged gadgets and appliances, even when not in use, still consume electricity[1]. Standby electricity loss is often associated with electronics on idle mode. You can save as much as 15% on your electricity consumption when you unplug devices you’re not using. 2. Work smarter hours Another way you can save on your energy consumption while working from home is by cutting down the hours you’re on the computer. Instead of surfing the web every so often, organize your tasks and maximize your workday productivity. If you…

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What Is Distance Learning and How Does It Work?

Gone are the days of traditional classrooms and face-to-face learning. As the pandemic changes the way we live, the demand for a more flexible learning opportunity also increased. To address this growing necessity, schools all over the Philippines shifted to distance learning—a remote learning method where students don’t need to attend lectures and can study at their own pace. Keep on reading to know more about this set up and its difference with online learning. We also break down the pros and cons and list tools and resources you can use. Table of ContentsWhat Is Distance Learning?Distance Learning vs. Online LearningDistance Learning ProgramAdvantages and Disadvantages of Distance LearningAdvantagesDisadvantagesDistance Learning Tools and ResourcesDepEd Commons and Distance Learning in GCQFinal Thoughts What Is Distance Learning? Distance learning is a learning method where the teacher and student are separated geographically[1]. There is no interaction between students, and little face-to-face interaction between students and their teachers. In a distance learning set up, students may get their learning materials via snail mail, e-mail, or the internet. Learning assessments can be in the form of written exams or assignments, performance tasks, or portfolios. Students can also ask for support through the telephone, snail mail, e-mail, or instant messaging applications used by their teachers. Also known as correspondence education, this method originally targeted non-traditional learners such as full-time employees or those who couldn’t physically attend a classroom lecture. Because of the growing demand for alternative learning arrangements, distance education now caters to almost every type of student. Read more: The New Normal: What to Expect After the…

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6 Pabili Service Apps to Download So You Can Shop from Home

On-demand pabili services are heaven-sent during the community quarantine period when it’s risky and inconvenient to go outdoors. Instead of going outside to buy essentials, you can just stay at home and hire a personal shopper through a pabili service app. The benefits of using a pabili or personal assistant service are two-fold. You enjoy the convenience of shopping from home and receiving your order on the same day. Riders who have lost their source of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic can support themselves and their families through pabili requests. Read More: Quick Guide to Separation Pay in the Philippines Table of ContentsHow Pabili Services WorkPabili Services Comparison6 Pabili Service Apps in the PhilippinesGrabExpress PabiliJoyRide Pabili ServiceLalamove Purchase ServiceMOVE IT Pabili ServiceMrSpeedy Pabili ServiceMyKuya AppFinal Thoughts How Pabili Services Work Booking through a pabili service app is very convenient. Here’s how it works: Customers book their orders through the courier’s app or website with the list of items to buy. The system matches each customer with a rider closest to the pick-up location. Once a rider accepts the booking, he will go to the store and purchase the items (Usually, the rider pays for the order first). While waiting, the customer can track the order status in real-time through the app. The rider delivers the order and receives the payment from the customer. To protect their riders against fake buyers, couriers set a maximum transaction amount, usually up to PHP 2,000. Also, there’s a maximum size allowed for each order—anything bigger than the standard dimension will not fit in…

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What Malls are Open Today? Mall Hours and Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

Shopping malls have partially reopened with the easing of government-mandated restrictions in areas under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), until further notice. Expect big changes in your mall experience in the new normal. Complying with the government’s COVID-19 measures, malls in modified ECQ areas are implementing safety protocols such as shortened mall hours and physical distancing measures. To prevent overcrowding in malls, only non-leisure stores and essential establishments are allowed to operate under the MECQ. These include the following: Supermarkets Restaurants (take-out and delivery only) Banks Drugstores Hardware stores Clothing and accessories stores Bookstores Pet food and supplies stores Gadget stores Mall-based government frontline services Leisure establishments like cinemas and play areas remain closed throughout the quarantine period. Here’s a list of open malls in MECQ areas, including their mall schedule and safety guidelines (Note: Mall operating hours may change depending on whether the government lifts the MECQ or reverts to the stricter ECQ). Table of ContentsSM SupermallsSM MECQ Mall ScheduleSM Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQAyala MallsAyala MECQ Mall ScheduleAyala Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQRobinsons MallsRobinsons MECQ Mall ScheduleRobinsons Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQMegaworld Lifestyle MallsMegaworld MECQ Mall Schedule [4]Megaworld Lifestyle Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQAraneta City MallsAraneta MECQ Mall ScheduleAraneta City Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQOrtigas MallsOrtigas MECQ Mall ScheduleOrtigas Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQRockwell MallsRockwell MECQ Mall ScheduleRockwell Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQStarmallsStarmall MECQ ScheduleStarmall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQVista MallsVista Mall MECQ ScheduleVista Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQShangri-La PlazaShangri-La MECQ Mall ScheduleShangri-La Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQFestival MallFestival Mall MECQ Schedule: Festival Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQFisher Mall Quezon…

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The New Normal Guidelines in the Philippines

No one expected a pandemic to ruin everyone’s plans in 2020. And whether we like it or not, we can never go back to the way things were. COVID-19 changed the way we live in more ways than one, so much so that we are all forced to live “the new normal.” As early as now, you should familiarize yourself with these changes. The House of Representatives even filed a new bill to try and educate everyone on how to live the post-lockdown life. House Bill No. 6623 or The New Normal for the Workplace and Public Spaces Act of 2020[1] set some parameters to help navigate these uncharted waters. What exactly is the new normal and what can you expect from it? Table of ContentsWhat is the New Normal?ECQ vs. MECQ vs. GCQEnhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)Modified Community Quarantine (MECQ)General Community Quarantine (GCQ)Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ)Business Operations in the New NormalIndustries Allowed to Open Under MECQIndustries Allowed to Open at Partial CapacityIndustries Not Allowed to OpenWorkforce in the New NormalEmployed WorkersSelf-Employed WorkersPublic Transportation in the New NormalMRT and LRTPublic VehiclesBicyclesEducation in the New NormalWhat is Distance Learning?What is DepEd Commons?Banking in the New NormalOnline Banking Apps to Check OutMobile Wallet Apps to Check OutOther Things to Avoid in the New NormalFinal Thoughts What is the New Normal? The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) defines the new normal[2] as the “emerging behaviors, situations, and minimum public standards that will be institutionalized in common or routine practices” that will remain after the lockdown and while…

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Money Lessons I’ve Learned from Using a Money Management App

They often say millennials are too attached to their phones. How can we not when they help us in almost all the things we do in our everyday life? Case in point: keeping track of our spendings. Thanks to money management apps, we can easily sort out our financial lives. I would know, because I’ve been using a money app for the past two years. As part of my personal pledge to become a responsible adult, I started with using Money Lover[1], a money management app that tracks my expenses and helps me budget better. Needless to say, I learned a lot from recording every purchase I made, from big ticket items to the last centavo. Here are just some of them. See if you can relate. Table of ContentsWhat I Learned From Using My Money AppI developed better organizational skills.I was forced to face my financial limits.It made me consider ways to earn more.I learned better ways to budget my money.I learned how to value every purchase.It’s satisfying to see yourself improve.Final Thoughts What I Learned From Using My Money App I developed better organizational skills. Because money management apps allow you to customize your expense categories, I added specific categories to make my expense reports more accurate. For instance, I have a category for every type of food establishment there is since I record my food expenses based on where I bought them. Organize your expenses properly for a more accurate reporting. I was forced to face my financial limits. I was a bit down during the first…

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6 Credible Telehealth Services for Online Medical Consultation

There was a time not too long ago when seeking medical advice online was discouraged. It doesn’t help that false medical information continues to spread on social media to this day. But now that the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to stay indoors, getting a good online medical consultation has never been more important. Enter telehealth services. The introduction of telehealth services in the Philippines proved beneficial to Filipinos. Just like digital banks, these types of online medical consultation platforms are exactly what the public needs to get past COVID-19. Even the Department of Health has started boosting their telehealth efforts in an attempt to provide medical care to more Filipinos[1]. “DOH is maximizing the use of technology to connect the public with medical professionals, allowing them to secure medical advice without leaving their homes,” DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III said regarding their telehealth efforts. Choosing the right telehealth service will help you start living “the new normal” as healthy as possible. Read on to learn more about it. Table of ContentsWhat is Telehealth?Telehealth vs. TelemedicineTelehealth Benefits and AdvantagesTelehealth Services for Online Medical ConsultationMedifiKonsultaMDHealthNowAIDEDOCPHDOH COVID-19 HotlinesFinal Thoughts What is Telehealth? The American Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)[2] defines Telehealth as “the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.” Basically, telehealth involves contactless consultation. Telehealth services in the Philippines make good use of technologies like the internet, landline connections, mobile apps, video conferencing, ride-hailing services, and others to address medical concerns with minimal…

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7 Questions to Re-Think Your Budget Strategy During COVID-19

From wedding plans to family vacations, almost everyone had to pause their way of life due to the enhanced quarantine. It may be a good idea to spend your free time re-thinking your budget strategy and assess whether you’re ready for any unexpected COVID-19 expenses. Ask these questions and use the answers to help build a better and more flexible budget strategy. Table of ContentsRe-Thinking Your COVID-19 Budget StrategyHow much do I really spend every month?What expenses should I prioritize?Do I have enough source/s of income?How much can I save if I cook all my meals?What expenses can I set aside for a later date?What services should I keep and let go?What’s my game plan for emergencies? Re-Thinking Your COVID-19 Budget Strategy How much do I really spend every month? After at least a month of being on lockdown, you probably noticed that your expenses have lowered. You’re not spending on transportation, for one, and you’re not eating out with friends, so that’s two. List down other obsolete expenses and see if you can completely eliminate them. You’ll never know how much you’re saving until you start auditing your budget. Read more: Financial To-Do List to Finish During the Lockdown What expenses should I prioritize? Do you have debts that need paying? Do you have bills that need settling? Do you have medical supplies that need maintaining? These are the things you should consider now that most things aren’t as accessible as they were. Choose an expense that needs prioritizing and dedicate a large portion of your budget to it. Ideally,…

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DIY Face Mask and Other Useful Things to Make During Lockdown

Being on home quarantine is the perfect time to start working on personal projects you’ve been postponing for so long. But if you’ve already run out of things to do (like making the viral Dalgona coffee), how can you kill time? How do you fight boredom and anxiety amid the uncertain times? Keep yourself preoccupied with do-it-yourself projects that let you relieve stress, make productive use of your time, and perhaps earn money on the side. Here are eight useful items you can DIY during the COVID-19 lockdown. Table of Contents1. DIY Face MaskHow to Sew a DIY Face MaskHow to Make a No-Sew DIY Face Mask2. DIY Hand Sanitizer3. DIY Air FreshenersCoffee Air FreshenerVinegar Deodorizer SprayDIY Air Freshener with Baking SodaStovetop PotpourriAromatherapy Diffuser4. DIY Milk Tea5. DIY KimchiDIY Kimchi IngredientsHow to Make Kimchi at Home6. DIY Shoe RackHow to Make DIY Shoe Rack7. DIY Lampshade8. DIY HaircutDIY Haircut for WomenDIY Haircut for MenFinal Thoughts 1. DIY Face Mask Wearing a face mask is required when buying essentials at the supermarket or drugstore. But with the limited supply of face masks, it’s hard to get your hands on them these days. The quick solution? Make a do-it-yourself face mask[1]. The Department of Health recommends using a DIY mask for everyone who is not sick. The use of N-95 and surgical masks must be reserved for people who need them more, like healthcare workers and COVID-19 patients. How to Sew a DIY Face Mask If you have a sewing machine at home, here’s how to make your own cloth face covering:…

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Financial To-Do List to Finish During the Lockdown

You know those tasks you put aside and promised to accomplish when you have the time? The lockdown just gave you a chance to finish all of them. And since it won’t end anytime soon, you still have plenty of time to work on these financial back burners for you to have a better financial standing post-lockdown. Consider this as a wake-up call to get going. Table of ContentsOpen a second (or third) savings accountCalibrate your money management appResearch more investment optionsStudy how to build a business from scratchFinal Thoughts Open a second (or third) savings account Having an account solely for your payroll isn’t enough. You need to add more baskets to place your eggs in, and opening another savings account should be one of your lockdown goals. With a new account, you can start building up your savings, an emergency fund, or a vacation fund. In fact, open a savings account for each goal to help you manage your earnings. Despite the lockdown, banks have kept select branches open for all types of transactions, so you can go ahead and open an account from there. But if you don’t want to risk it, you can also open a digital bank account right from your home using your smartphone. Either way, you can easily open another bank account so get started while you still have this free time. Read more: 6 Simple Ways to Earn Money While on Lockdown Calibrate your money management app How many times have you promised to start using a money management app? If you’re always…

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Grocery List Essentials to Help You Shop During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Filipinos do grocery shopping. What used to be an activity that could be done in one hour now usually takes three to four hours. Some shoppers hoard stuff; others make do with what little is left. This is why it’s important to have a grocery list on hand before heading to the supermarket. A complete and organized list of groceries to buy makes shopping a lot more efficient and less stressful. You won’t be frantically calling up your mom or wife about what else you should put into your cart. With a grocery list, you’re also limiting your trips to the supermarket and exposure to the Coronavirus. Just as important are the items you decide to buy. When making your grocery list, keep these goals in mind: eating nutritious foods, minimizing food waste, saving money, and being considerate of other shoppers. Know if you are at risk for COVID-19 with our Coronavirus Self Assessment tool. Click here. Table of ContentsGrocery List Essentials: What to Buy During the COVID-19 Pandemic1. Canned Goods2. Grains3. Dried Foods4. Long-Lasting Fresh Fruits and Vegetables5. Frozen Foods6. Cooking Essentials7. Snacks and Breakfast Items8. Comfort Foods9. Baby Foods and Baby Care Products10. Pet Foods11. Beverages12. Toiletries13. Home Cleaning Products14. Medicines and Medical Supplies6 Tips for Creating Your Grocery List1. Take Stock of What You Have and Don’t2. Create a Two-Week Meal Plan3. Buy Only What You Need4. Choose Non-Perishable and Shelf-Stable Foods5. Prioritize Nutrition6. Arrange the Items According to AisleFinal Thoughts Grocery List Essentials: What to Buy During the COVID-19…

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9 Online Drugstores in the Philippines for Medicine Delivery and Pickup

Need your medicines badly but can’t buy them because you’re sick or stuck at home during the enhanced community quarantine? Or maybe there’s no drugstore near your place? In such times, an online drugstore can be literally your lifesaver. It saves you a trip to the pharmacy and possibly, a Coronavirus infection. All you have to do is place your order on the pharmacy’s website and wait for medicines to be delivered to you. Thanks to the internet, the medicines you need are just a few clicks away. Here are the online drugstores you should check out for your healthcare needs. Know if you are at risk for COVID-19 with our Coronavirus Self Assessment tool. Click here. Table of Contents9 Online Drugstores in the Philippines1. AideApp2. Dima3. MedExpress Drugstore4. MedGrocer5. Mercury Drug Gamot Padala6. Muramed.com7. Rose Pharmacy Online8. Southstar Drug Delivery9. Watsons Online PharmacyFinal Thoughts 9 Online Drugstores in the Philippines Drugstore Delivery Area Delivery Fee Aide App Metro Manila PHP 49 Dima Nationwide Metro Manila – PHP 75 Luzon – PHP 95 Visayas – PHP 120 Mindanao – PHP 130 MedExpress Drugstore Nationwide Free for orders PHP 1,000 and above PHP 50 for orders below PHP 1,000 MedGrocer Nationwide PHP 100 to PHP 200 (Metro Manila) PHP 300 (Provincial) Mercury Drug Gamot Padala Any Mercury Drug branch nationwide Pickup on any branches only. Muramed.com Nationwide Metro Manila – PHP 50 Luzon – PHP 100 Visayas and Mindanao – PHP 150 Rose Pharmacy Online Nationwide Metro Cebu and Davao – Free for orders of PHP 1,000 and above | PHP…

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7 Financial Mistakes to Avoid When Working From Home

Working from home sounds like the perfect work setup. Imagine getting the job done without leaving the comforts of your house. No need to deal with traffic jams, loud office chatter and other inconveniences of the daily grind. If theres one thing the enhanced quarantine brought to most working professionals, it’s the freedom of working in your pajamas. But believe it or not, working from home has its financial pitfalls, too. You won’t see them until they are pointed out to you, so let this list be your wake-up call. Your perfect work setup may not be that perfect after all, unless you avoid these financial mistakes. Table of ContentsSplurging on Snacks and DrinksNot Stocking Up on EssentialsSpending Too Much on DeliveriesNot Following Your Usual BudgetForgetting to Deposit on SavingsOverflowing Your WorkloadBeing Too Comfortable and UnorganizedFinal Thoughts Splurging on Snacks and Drinks Working from home means you’re also within the vicinity of your refrigerator, the ultimate source of snacks and after-work beverages. Since the lockdown won’t end anytime soon[1], it’s best if you ration all your food items, including those international treats your officemate gave you a month ago. Save all those treats for when the lockdown is over and everyone’s doing okay. Read more: 8 Financial Mistakes Single People Make Not Stocking Up on Essentials Doing your grocery shopping has also become more difficult than ever. The best you can do is to stock up on essentials like canned goods, frozen goods, fresh produce and sanitary items. Adjust your budget accordingly to accommodate all your quarantine preparations. Forget about your…

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Lockdown Boredom Busters: How to Have a Good Quaran-Time

It’s been weeks since the enhanced lockdown was announced and you’re probably bored of watching or listening to the same old stuff you love. Since this whole COVID-19 business isn’t going to end anytime soon, it’s best to try and explore other pieces of media to keep you occupied and sane. Here is a list of what to watch or listen to while stuck at home as recommended by the Moneymax team. Table of ContentsWhat to Watch: TV SeriesBrooklyn Nine NineThe Good PlaceBarryWestworldExplainedWhat to Watch: MoviesUncut GemsOnce Upon a Time in HollywoodKiki’s Delivery PlaceThe Pursuit of HappynessThe Grand Budapest HotelWhat to Listen to: ArtistsTennisRaveenaThe Arctic MonkeysHamilton the MusicalWhat to Listen to: PodcastsConan O’Brien Needs a FriendVoxTalksGetting Curious with Jonathan Van NessThe Halo Halo ShowFinal ThoughtsRead more COVID-19 Tips What to Watch: TV Series Brooklyn Nine Nine Genre: Comedy Starring: Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews Where to Watch: Netflix Follow a group of quirky detectives as they try and solve New York’s biggest and wackiest crimes. If you’re looking for a comedy that is both hilarious and touching, add Brooklyn Nine Nine to your list of what to watch for the next couple of weeks. The Good Place Genre: Comedy Starring: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, Jameela Jamil Where to Watch: Netflix Hilarity and philosophy collide in this heartwarming comedy about what happens after we die. The Good Place will make you giggle and cry in all the right places. If you’re looking to laugh and learn a bit about morals and ethics, then this show is perfect for you. Barry…

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9 House Cleaning Services You Can Book in Metro Manila

Everyone knows the importance of keeping one’s home clean. The problem, however, is not everyone has time for house cleaning, especially working professionals who live alone in the metro. Even if you or anyone in your household can take on the task of keeping your home clean, there are certain jobs like deep cleaning and disinfection that are best left to professionals. This is where house cleaning services come into play. You book one for a schedule, and the cleaning staff comes to your home complete with tools and equipment to turn your home into a cleaner and healthier living space. If you’re renting out your space on a home-sharing platform, hiring professional home cleaning services after your guests check out is a must. Looking for house cleaning companies? Here are some providers, mostly in Metro Manila, that you can book. Table of ContentsBusy Bee Cleaning Co.Clean Zone PhCleaning LadyCMDA Cleaning ServicesDelmont Cleaning ServicesGawin.phHappy HelpersRainbow CleanersSweep InspirationsFinal Thoughts Busy Bee Cleaning Co. Specializing in deep dry cleaning methods, Busy Bee Cleaning Co.[1] offers the following home cleaning services: Deep house cleaning (for standalone houses, condos, apartments, and commercial spaces) – Includes floor vacuuming and sweeping, bathroom sanitation, mattress and sheet vacuuming, and air purification and aromatizing Post-construction intensive cleaning – Includes dusting, scrubbing, aromatizing, and air purification for newly constructed homes Deep dry cleaning – Removal of dirt, residue, and mites on linen/leather sofa and mattress through dry vacuuming Deep shampooing – Removal of spills, stains, and obvious marks on sofas and mattresses through the application of shampoo and cleaning solution…

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Shopping in the Time of COVID-19: 25 Online Grocery Stores with Delivery Services

How do you keep your pantry stocked without leaving home? Use an online grocery delivery service. They may not be as well-known as the brick-and-mortar supermarket giants, but online grocery stores have been around for a while. Suddenly, Filipinos have realized their value now that the entire Luzon and several provinces and cities in the country are under enhanced community quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So that you don’t risk spreading or getting infected with the coronavirus, just stay at home and order your needed food and supplies from online grocery shops with delivery service. Dont worry—grocery and food deliveries are safe during a coronavirus outbreak, according to health experts[1]. Here’s a list of online stores that sell groceries, meat and seafood products, and fresh fruits and vegetables during—and despite—the lockdown. Know if you are at risk for COVID-19 with our COVID-19 Self Assessment tool. Click here. Table of ContentsOnline Grocery Stores with Delivery ServicesBayan MallKarton.phLandersLazmartMetroMartPhilgrocerS&R Official Online Store in LazMallThe Green GrocerWalterMart DeliveryMeat, Poultry, and Seafood Stores with Online GroceryMister DeliciousPacific BayRare Food ShopWild Caught PHFruit and Vegetable Stores with Online GroceryAlways Fresh PHBukidFreshFresh Produce PHHomegrown OrganicsMaharlikartReal FoodSession GroceriesTeraoka Family FarmThe Murang Gulay ShopZaganaCoffee and Other DrinksEveryday Coffee RoastersBoozy.phFinal Thoughts Online Grocery Stores with Delivery Services Bayan Mall Bayan Mall is an online grocery shopping site created for OFWs who buy food and other essential items for their families in the Philippines. If you’re worried about your family stuck at home without an internet connection, you can have groceries delivered to them even while you’re abroad. Your loved ones will…

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Financial Lessons the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Teaching Us

It’s been a rough couple of weeks here in Metro Manila. It’s one thing to deal with the COVID-19 virus lurking around, it’s another to deal with a Luzon-wide community quarantine[1]. These latest developments will certainly change the way we live our lives for the next few weeks. Uncertainty and unrest still loom above us and the future seems bleaker now more than ever. But that doesn’t mean we all can’t learn anything from it. Even a worldwide health crisis can be a learning opportunity, so here are some financial lessons that you can reflect on while you’re stuck at home. Table of ContentsHealth is Also WealthThe Potential of TelecommutingPanicking Will Never Help AnyoneMoney Can’t Buy ClassFinal Thoughts Health is Also Wealth If there’s anything the COVID-19 virus made us realize, it’s that we take our health for granted. Since most of the COVID-19 symptoms[2] are the same with the common flu, people tend to take the worldwide pandemic lightly. Most people refuse to wash their hands frequently or at the very least, wear a face mask. We only take action when the symptoms start to escalate. More than anything else, value your health. The community quarantine gives you an opportunity to focus on your physical and mental health by reducing your stress and possibly your workload. Take that opportunity to reflect on what you can do better to maintain or improve your way of living. What good is your wealth if you don’t have a strong and able body to enjoy it? Read more: Car Sanitation Tips to Help…

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Staying at Home? 6 Cheap Yet Indulging Activities to Do

“Treat yo’ self!” says the popular expression. Indeed, it is important to treat yourselves to something after a long day of work. But at the same time, you don’t want to splurge to the point where you deplete your funds the next day. You have to find the right balance of treating yourself and making sure you still have enough for another grueling work day. But believe it or not, there are effective ways to have your cake and eat it too, provided you’re willing to make some compromises. After all, not having the financial capacity to have it all is one of the main reasons why you’re on a budget. So here are some guilt-free ways to indulge while still following a strict budget. Don’t worry, you’ll probably find these useful. Table of ContentsBrew your own coffeeTake up freezer bakingTake advantage of promosStart listening to podcastsCatch up on your readingTake time to sleep or napFinal Thoughts Brew your own coffee Forget about expensive cafes for a while. Why not brew your own coffee? You can always go with coffee powder mixes for a quick caffeine fix. Or if you’re feeling fancy, you can invest in a coffee grinder and brew the coffee yourself. It probably won’t be as good compared to how baristas do it, but at least you were able to save money while still satisfying your cravings. Take up freezer baking You can actually have a literal cake and eat it too, even without an expensive oven. It’s safe to assume that you have a refrigerator, right?…

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9 Fun and Exciting Valentine’s Day Activities for Singles

Dreading Valentine’s Day this year? Don’t let the sight of happy couples make you green with envy or break down in tears. The occasion isn’t exclusive to romantic couples, you know. Valentine’s Day should be a celebration of love in general, including love for your family, friends, and especially yourself. So it doesn’t matter if you’re single on Valentine’s Day. There are still plenty of ways you can enjoy yourself, and trust us—these activities and events will make Valentine’s Day for singles fun and exciting. So have at it, enjoy the love month! Table of ContentsHow to Make Valentine’s Day for Singles FunEnjoy an Outdoor Movie ScreeningScore a Free Trip as a Third WheelVibe at a Week-Long Music FestivalBuy All the Books at an Annual Book SaleWitness the Best Multi-Arts PerformancesWatch an Exciting Wrestling ShowBinge on Great Movies on NetflixCheck Out the Latest BlockbustersTreat Yourself to New Sporting GearFinal Thoughts How to Make Valentine’s Day for Singles Fun Enjoy an Outdoor Movie Screening Who says outdoor cinema are for couples only? The 10 Days of Art will kick off Art Fair Philippines 2020 with an outdoor screening[1] of One More Chance on February 14 and 15 at Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati. But instead of using a normal screen, the movie will be projected on the ceiling of Ayala Tower One’s fountain area. Pretty neat, huh? Carpets and pillows will be provided for the screening. Just bring your own headphones. Score a Free Trip as a Third Wheel Being a third wheel to a couple doesn’t sound so bad now, does…

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Chinese New Year 2020: 8 Exciting Deals to Welcome the Year of the Metal Rat

The rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac. This zodiac sign in Chinese astrology signifies vitality. And because Chinese New Year 2020 starts the Year of the Metal Rat, it’s considered a year of new beginnings. With the Year of the Rat officially starting on January 25, the city will be once more draped with reds and golds, as well as motifs of dragons, tigers, and rats. It’s also the season to stuff our tummies with tikoy, noodles, dim sum, round fruits, and other food that brings good luck all year round. The number 8, which sounds like “wealth” or “prosperity” in Chinese, is regarded as the lucky number in the Chinese culture. And so, we’ve rounded up eight promos to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020. Table of Contents1. Chinese New Year 2020 Buffet for P599 at RED Hotel2. Free KFC Treat for Citibank Cardholders3. Klook Chinese New Year Sale4. 2020 BDO UnionPay Chinese New Year Rebate5. Ramen for Only P1506. Dim sum All You Can for P598 at Lugang Cafe7. Serenitea Lucky 88 Drinks8. J.CO Donuts and Sandwiches for Only P398Final Thoughts 1. Chinese New Year 2020 Buffet for P599 at RED Hotel Promo period: January 25, 2020, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Looking for an affordable place to celebrate Chinese New Year with your family? For only PHP 599 per head, you and your loved ones can enjoy a bountiful feast of authentic Chinese cuisine, from appetizers to desserts. Just visit the LA MUSE restaurant on the 5th floor of RED Hotel along EDSA Cubao, Quezon…

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