Being newbie in the field of saving and investing, you might want to check why money matters to you. Last night while reading a newspaper, homesick struggles of Pinoy OFWs in UAE almost 90 % of the answers include financial reasons. The fear of not providing enough for their families back home.
Why money matters to you?
I have 3 important reasons;
First, Money can buy freedom. I remember the time when I was working as a dishwasher, I don't have freedom to choose my work schedule, my holidays, and could not quit job because I don't have enough money to support myself once I resign. If I only have enough money, I can choose to study rather than working, I can go for engrande vacation rather than keeping the holidays in exchange of monetary value and I will have a freedom lifestyle.
Second, Money works for me. I learned that money can grow with proper financial education. If you will remember my post about; http://www.newbie.ph/2015/04/how-i-turned-400k-portfolio-into-1.html , I believed that I will have more than enough or if not millions then billions on my second retirement funds. Keep your buying power on the side until the global issues calm down.
Third, Money is God's gift. I sent money for typhoon victims. I bought food for street children. I gave back to charities. Indeed, money turned into a gift because of the proper handling of it
Feel free to share why money matters to you?
P.S. I would like to thank Filipino Times for recognizing my contribution in the field of entrepreneurship thru PAM Academy (www.pamacademy.net), it's an honor to be part of final nominees.