“More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go, instead of asking them where they went” Robert Babson
Once upon a time I was an OFW. It was a dream come true to me and my family. I’m earning around 5 times of my salary as local employee here in Philippines. I thought more salary will fix and improve my finances. I was wrong.
After a year of working overseas, I looked at my passbook and saw the records how money comes in and goes out. Although I’m earning much more, my expenses also goes up and this a common problems among OFWs.
My perception about money clearly reflects on my passbook that is, the idea of “work then spend all”. It was really frightening when my 2-year contract is about to end because I can’t imagine going back to Philippines with no savings and so I asked myself “Where did my money go?”