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Should YOU Move to the Philippines?

Updated 01-21-2020 I’m an American expat from Central Illinois who retired from telecommunications giant AT&T after nearly 30 years. I’ve been married to a lovely…

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Ph Peso 58 vs 1 US Dollar 2019 Prediction

UPDATED 12-15-2019 LONDON’S 58-to-1 PHP to USD PREDICTION FLOPS First of all, I’m not a financial expert. I rely on other sources for any predictions…

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Cheapest Money Transfer Services

So you moved to the Philippines. Congratulations. Therefore, you might need a way to obtain cash from your home country. Hence, today’s post: “Cheapest Money…

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Our 1,170 Dollar March Five-Person Philippines Budget

Our nephew Sherwin has flown the coop. The 19-year-old moved to a boarding house in Guimaras in late March. Guimaras, of course, is the island…

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PSA’s Wretched Family Budget Estimate

First of all, I suspect that the Philippine Statistics Authority, PSA, is like many government organizations across the planet. Crammed with bureaucratic pencil pushers. Out…

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Could Philippine Peso Plummet to 60 per US Dollar?

With opposition politicians clamoring that “the end is near,” could the Philippine peso plummet to 60 per US Dollar? Why shouldn’t we American expats in…

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6.4% Philippines Inflation Hits 9-yr High

Food shortages and rising prices continue to plague the Philippines. 6.4% Philippines inflation hits 9-yr high. The Manila Standard reports that the rate of inflation…

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Philippine Peso Likely to Hit P54:$1 by year-end

As this article goes to press at 10:30 am, June 13th, 2018, the exchange rate stands at 53.10 Philippine pesos to 1 US dollar. The Manila…

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Philippine Peso Hits Near 12-Year Low

“Philippine Peso Hits Near 12-Year Low” is good news for expats who convert their US Dollars to the Philippine Peso. The Manila Times reports that…

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Philippine Peso: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Ben Kritz over at the Manila Times recently ran an opinion piece regarding the faltering Philippine peso. Kritz was reporting a recent Twitter feed from…

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Ph Peso Seen as Asia’s Worst Performing Currency 2018

A recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek recently reported some good news for expats in the Philippines. “Ph Peso Seen as Asia’s Worst Performing Currency 2018.”

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Philippine Peso Tops 51:$1 Level, 11 Year Low

The Philippine peso broke the 51 a dollar level Friday. The PHP closed at a fresh 11-year low against the US Dollar. Rising tensions between…

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Philippine Peso Continues to Weaken Against US Dollar

Some analysts predict that in 2018 the peso could weaken to  55 to 1 against the US Dollar.

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