Another Type of Investment


Posted by admin | Posted in Business | Posted on October 31, 2009

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Finally, we have a couple of achievements to scratch off from our To Do’s relative to our little mansion project still. We have now completed the requirements package for the housing loan so what’s just left is to submit all of the pertinent documents to our developer then cross our fingers and hope for the best.

Along with this undertaking, the husband and I are having thoughts if we’ll pursue our initial plans of investing in other forms like hard assets such as rare gold coins for instance. Rare coin experts from Monaco Rare Coin say that precious metals investment yields promising profits even in these hard times of recession. Just of course be armed with the necessary know-how and skills, be wary of the possible market pitfalls and consult nobody but the best rare coin experts from Monaco Rare Coin, a trusted leader in precious metals investments for 40 years.

Car Allowance Program


Posted by admin | Posted in Musings of a Mom and Wife | Posted on October 29, 2009

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The husband works for one of the top Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies in the country. Not only performance wise are they almost number one in the industry but in terms of employee benefits and compensation as well. When I was still in the work force, I even thought of transferring to their company because the pay and benefits were really that attractive. However, my plans didn’t pursue anymore because I got pregnant and transferring to another company wasn’t a good idea.

The world recession made them cut a few of their benefits as part of their saving measures but a lot are retained and one of their well appreciated benefits is their Car allowance program where work-related mobile activities are entitled for gasoline reimbursement. According to the husband, the reason why the employees rave about it because the reimbursement process is very systematic, easy and efficient. I heard the company is contracting a third party consulting firm that specializes in customizable vehicle reimbursement program.

That is when I first heard about management consulting firms such as the Corporate Reimbursement Services, Inc. (CRS). Their expertise spares a company’s accounts payable staff from going through the very detailed and comprehensive process of such reimbursement. What’s great about this firm is that they have numerous vehicle-related reimbursement programs tailored to suit the needs of the client like easy report generation of mileage reports and trends, detailed reimbursement, specific insurance information, program compliancy reports and other miscellaneous customizable reports. Cost savings, reduced risk and liability exposure and ease of administration are just a few of the employer benefits.

All About Blue


Posted by admin | Posted in Home Inspirations | Posted on October 21, 2009

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Sub-consciously, emotionally and mentally, our perceptions of colors affect and influence us. Colors affect our moods.

Blue is calming and soothing. Its different shades can be strong and steadfast or light and friendly. Interior designers say that blue is a good color for bedrooms because of its cool, calming effect and it can help you sleep. However, too much blue could dampen spirits as the phrase “feeling blue” conveys.

The color blue has always been my favorite.  According to an online quiz that I took, blue is my primary color and it symbolizes that I am a sensitive and reflective person..which is actually true.

Here are some of the blue inspired home inspirations for our future little mansion.

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Photo Credits: Coastal Living



Posted by admin | Posted in The Goal | Posted on October 20, 2009

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1. Housing Loan Application Form – ✔
2. Recent ID photos of borrower – ✔
3. Approved Membership Status Verification Slip (MSVS) – ✔
4. Proof of Income:
a. Certificate of Employment and Compensation (CEC) – ✔
b. Notarization of the CEC
c. Cedula or Resident’s Certificate for the CEC Notarization
b. Latest 1 Month Payslip – ✔
c. Certificate of Tax Withheld (BIR Form No. 2316) – ✔
5. Proof of Billing Address – ✔

Just those two things in bold then we’re all set. I just hope that the husband can find time the soonest to process/acquire them both.

Lego Kitchen


Posted by admin | Posted in Kitchen | Posted on October 18, 2009

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I grew up having Legos as part of our childhood toys. My sisters and I would interactively create each our own dream houses and other structures. It is one of the most popular all time favorite construction games and with children around the world spending 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks, there’s no doubt that Lego fans, not only the kids, but even those young at heart would love to have this as part of their home furnishings.

Do take note that this is not just a imprinted or painted design but this a kitchen center (IKEA Kitchen Island) covered with more than 20,000 real LEGO pieces. Called the Munchausen LEGO Kitchen Centre, it was designed by Paris-based duo designers Simon Pillard & Philippe Rosetti. (Posted via The Cool Hunter)