#finance


Philippines’ Globe Mobile Network Promos

Bare neces­si­ties. If you are ever in Manila/PHL and look­ing to get a Pre­paid mobile line for emer­gency and/or to just com­mu­ni­cate around the islands, this might get you on the right track.

I did some research with Globe and their “GoSakto” make-your-own com­bos; ~P500/month for some calls and unlim­ited tex­ting ain’t bad (P300 only if 1,000 of text). I’ll be able to afford more cronuts now!

globe-gosakto-combos

PS. You may test more com­bos over here.

Update
Seems there’s a bet­ter promo if you are look­ing to spend about P500, GoUnli500. The promo bun­dle includes the following:

  • Viber, FBMsg, Kakaotalk,WhatsApp, WeChat, Line
  • Text to All networks
  • Calls to Globe and TM
  • Free Face­book up to 10MB
  • Chat
  • Valid­ity: 30 days

HUF End of Season Sale 2008-09-17

HUF is hav­ing their 50%-off End-of-Season Sale today at all of their stores in both SF and LA. Get there fast as I won’t be sur­prised if they get cleared out quick.

Here are their locations:

516 Hayes Street
(between Laguna St & Octavia St)
San Fran­cisco, CA 94102
415–552-3820

808 Sut­ter Street
(between Jones St & Leav­en­worth St)
San Fran­cisco, CA 94109
415–614-9414

816 Sut­ter Street
San Fran­cisco, CA 94109
415–614-9414

410 N Fair­fax Ave
Los Ange­les, CA 90036
(323) 944‑0017

Financial Fitness

Aaron Patzer of Mint.com states the “4 good habits that can make the dif­fer­ence between going broke or build­ing up your net worth each month”:

  1. Save money
  2. Avoid debt
  3. Invest
  4. Don’t lose it

Though only 4, it takes a while to be in the prac­tice of start­ing them. Uphold­ing them is a dif­fer­ent story. To do that, I think his recent write-up, 12 Steps to Finan­cial Fit­ness, is a good guide­line to help attain those 4 good habits in the long run.

When Will I Get My Economic Stimulus Payment?

We’ve all been asking/telling our­selves: “damn, I can use some extra cash right about now.” Well, your prayers and requests have been answered as the Gov­ern­ment will soon be send­ing some dough your way:

A. The Trea­sury Depart­ment will make pay­ments start­ing in early May. Early fil­ers, espe­cially those who choose direct deposit, will get their pay­ments first.

If the IRS fin­ishes pro­cess­ing your return by April 15, you will most likely get your pay­ment based on this sched­ule. If you choose direct deposit, this means your pay­ment will arrive on May 2, May 9 or May 16. If you do not choose direct deposit, checks will be mailed between mid-May and mid-July. For this ini­tial batch of stim­u­lus pay­ments, the pay­ment date will be based on the last two dig­its of your Social Secu­rity Num­ber. [Updated 3/19/08]

But be smart about with what you do with it—or, just save it. To give you some more info on what this whole ordeal is about, you may check out the following:

Me On Saving Money

Oh man… Some­times I just for­get to think, and go with “the force”. Jenn was IMing me to check out which lap­top I rec­om­mend for her to get. So yah, it’ll pro­lly be a Dell 600m or 700m (but its still being thought of). Meanwhile…

me (8:50:54 PM): you buy­ing one? …just save money, and fly to LV
jen­nvis (8:51:03 PM): hahahaha

…haha. I don’t know =) Gotta laugh at your­self some­times. It’s good exer­cise, and its a privilege.

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