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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shinjuku: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building & Shinkoyo Ramen (新高揚 ラーメン) - Day 1 in Tokyo:

If you recall, I went to Tokyo last August 21. Now, it's already October and I haven't been able to post any Japan trip blog posts yet! 

Why? I've been a bit busy... :) 

August 2014
- finished my RFP case study 
- revised our "OMG! Where Did Your Sweldo Go?" book
- launched our sister website: YoungPinoyMillionaire.com

September 2014 
- missed Tokyo and did a bit of emotional procrastination
- made a Japan video on "9 Cheap Things You Can Do in Tokyo (On A Budget)

- finalized our book's cover 
- solicited book blurbs 
- produced an article for Bro. Bo's newsletter 
- completed content-editing of a client's ebook on the topic of client's lifetime value 

October 2014
- did interview with WorkAtHomePinoys: Financial Freedom & Freelancing with Lianne
- mentored at Freelance Camp Manila 2014
- "defended" my RFP case study 
- completing my application as an official RFP 

And of course, I've also regularly met a lot of amazing people who are interested in securing their future and investing for their dreams. So, congratulations to all who have opened their own mutual fund accounts and VULs!

Now that I'm a bit available, I've decided to start posting. So, let's go!

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As mentioned, once I arrived at Narita Airport, I had to take the Narita Express and go to my chosen cheap hotel in Tokyo, Smile Hotel Asagaya. From here, I met up with my aunt and we immediately headed to Shinjuku! 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Freelance Camp Manila 2014: Want FREE tickets?

I love being a freelancer. 

I love writing for a living - and living to write. :)

I love being able to start my work at 5 in the morning, and end it at 1 in the afternoon. 

I love working in coffee shops, in parks, in restaurants, in hotels (during vacations with my loved ones) and even in the comfort of my own home office. 

Simply put, I love following my passion and getting paid for it. 

freelance camp manila 2014



But then again, did you know that when I first started in freelancing, I didn't really love all of it? 

I didn't like the unpredictable income.

I didn't like encountering scams. 

I didn't like the confusion with tax filing and the difficulty with getting bank loans (and even visa if you don't have any documents!) 



When I started freelancing, I was by myself. I didn't have any mentors to guide me. It was all from scratch. 

So when I found out that Learning Curve will be having a Freelance Camp Manila conference this October 18, I felt happy - "Finally, someone can help aspiring freelancers to actually get started!" 

Seriously, just look at the benefits that you can learn from this loaded conference: 

freelance camp manila 2014


How much do you need to invest in this seminar?

As I mentioned, since I was on my own when I started freelancing, I lost a lot of money - around P30,000? - because I: 

- failed to identify scams, 
- started with extremely low rates, 
- did everything when I could have delegated some of them, 
- never knew how and where to find jobs. 

I didn't just waste money. I wasted time and energy too. 

But now that there's Freelance Camp Manila, I felt a bit "inggit". 

Look, you get a whole lot of information to help you in your freelance career and avoid all the mistakes I made. You can even network with credible and experienced freelancers! 

How much? 

freelance camp manila 2014
If you compare these rates to my personal wasted P30,000, it's dirt-cheap, right? 

What if you can attend Freelance Camp Manila - for free?

Because I love my readers - and because Learning Curve loves you too - I'll be giving away 3 FREE tickets to the Freelance Camp Manila this October 18, 2014. 

freelance camp manila 2014

What do you need to do to win this? 

Ready, set, go! :) I look forward tor reading your comments!


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UPDATE:

Thank you to everyone who made Freelance Camp Manila 2014 a huge success. Congratulations to the winners also!

I am privileged to be one of the mentors during the event. 



Until next year!

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Want to get started managing your money/budgeting/investing? Contact me, your trusted financial advisor, through the following: 

Email: liannemarthamlaroya@gmail.com
Twitter: @MsLianneLaroya
Mobile: 0916 737 8741

We can even meet personally for a FREE financial planning session! Let me know so we can finalize a schedule that works. No obligation to do anything - except share what you learned with your friends!

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Thank you, wonderful people!

Live wisely,








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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

4 Best Health Cards in the Philippines You Should Look Into (Plus, Bonus Health Insurance Option!)

Do you have your own health card? 

As a fellow freelancer, I can easily relate with everyone who sent me a message to ask me to recommend affordable health cards which can fit their needs. 

After all, even if your health is your wealth, there's no denying that health comes at a hefty price tag.

When it comes to health insurance, most Pinoys turn to PhilHealth. 


And while PhilHealth is helpful, you know you can do more, right?

4 Best Health Cards in the Philippines

What if you want to do more and get extra benefits - but you don't want to break your bank account? 

This is what I wanted to get, too, back when I was sent to the ER last year because I was paranoid when I had extreme chest pain.

The nurse was like, "Ma'am, do you have health insurance?"

And I was smiling proudly when I said, "Oh of course, I have PhilHealth!" 

It was then when the nurse told me that I could only use PhilHealth if I were confined for a minimum of 24 hours. 

As a result, I had to pay P4,000+ for one tablet of painkiller, one tablet of antacid and 2 hours in the emergency room! Grabe. 

If only I knew of these 4 health cards before... 

What are your choices? 

Here are 4 health cards in the Philippines that you can consider: