How to Start Saving for Retirement in Your 20s
One of the things that will be at the forefront of your concerns the moment you graduate will be your finances. Suddenly you're in the real world where allowances are a thing of the past and luxuries are seen for what they are, luxuries. Even if you still live with your parents, everything suddenly seems so expensive especially when your starting salary isn’t that big. (Read:Top Paying Entry Level Jobs in the Philippines for 2015 [https://www.kalibrr.com/advice/2015/06/infographic-2015s-top-payi
Sarah Kay to Graduates: "Disturb the Comfortable"
In May of 2015, the award-winning spoken word poet Sarah Kay [http://www.kaysarahsera.com/]delivered a beautiful graduation speech for the fresh graduates of Scripps College — a women's school university in California. To these graduates and to graduates all over the world, she speaks of shaking the comfortable out of their "blissfully unaffected" lives, using words to heal, building walls and temples, and the inevitable process of becoming the person you will be. Fresh graduate or not, fo
Finding That Push: How to Motivate Yourself When Your Boss Doesn't
Let’s admit it: even if we’re grown-ups, a pat on the head would still be nice. We want that adult version of a gold star a.k.a concrete motivation from our bosses. It can be a salary increase, excellent performance reviews, opportunity to travel, or even a good old “good job.” In whatever way it comes, knowing you're supported and appreciated is one of the most effective forms of motivation you can get. However, the reality is not all bosses are going to be nice enough to give you the motiva
What are the Rights of a Contractual Employee in the Philippines?
You’ve finally gotten your first job offer. Congratulations! If you nabbed a good one, better. The potential downside? The position is contractual. Not to worry though, a contractual job offer isn’t something that should totally discourage you from accepting a position. Contractual jobs carry some stigma since people often think that there isn’t any promise of long-term job security and that these positions don’t offer benefits. There are also instances where loopholes in the Philippine syste