Mid Year Goal Checking: Family Finances

I am inspired. Half of the year has gone by and I we are somehow on the right track of where we want to be financially. I checked our family finances and we are right on track. If we want to achieve our goal by the end of the year though, we need to keep pushing and seizing every opportunity.

I have this excel template where I keep track of all my activities as a Mompreneur. One tab shows the earnings that I have from workshops. The next tab shows the earnings from blogging and the last tab shows my earnings from the other activities that I do. Each tab has a specific financial goal for this year. Every so often, I transfer funds to specific investments that we have. I learned this from attending Fitz Villafuerte’s Investing for Beginners class.

In the class, he taught us how to identify specific investment goals and check for the most apt investment vehicle to use for each.

I’m excited to share with you the next workshop that he will be conducting. It is entitled Family Finances.

Ready to Be Rich: Family Finances Workshop

Ready to Be Rich: Family Finances Workshop

If you want to get hold of your family’s finances, you might be interested to attend this workshop set on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Studio SnR, 3rd Floor, Millenium Place, Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

This will be a good way to review your finances for this year and get motivated to act on it! The workshop included hands-on activities that will help you start planning already.

For more information, please visit http://manilaworkshops.com/2013/06/family-finances.html

Hope this helps,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

Baby Blogger

At home, they call me the Social Media Baby, since I’m always popping up on your Facebook news page. I just love sharing my style and OOTD (outfit of the day… Sorry, I had to explain that for my other relatives who are new to hash tags and social media). I bet that when I grow up, I will love blogging as much as mommy and daddy loves blogging. I see mommy the whole day sitting in front of her laptop and I know that I will want one, too, in the future. I will want to have something that I would be passionate about and I know that even if it isn’t blogging or events or programming or comics, mommy and daddy will still support me 100%.

Now for my outfit for the day…

My top is such a cutie! This top is from Cotton On. I got it from their Greenbelt branch. I also got my red shorts from that store to match the top.

"Mom, I can count... one... one... one"

“Mom, I can count… one… one… one”

Hmmm, blog post topic for today?

Hmmm, blog post topic for today?

My Baby Blogger

My Baby Blogger

Don't Try Me!

Don’t Try Me!

The headband that I used in this shoot by Regina Hahn Siy of My Story Photography is from Lil Miss Belle Hair Accessories.

So, how do I look? I hope you like my Baby Blogger look for Baby Z’s Style Corner for this Friday!

Love lots,
Baby Z ~ Baby Fashionista

BIR Deadlines for Single Props and Corporations

I have finally have a legal business. I actually had it since May of this year. This is one of my goals for 2013. I have had businesses before, but this is my first sole prop business (I am part of corporations and had a partnership business before).

A lot of mompreneurs get stuck in this stage. We all want to put up our own businesses but we all think that it is such a hassle to go through the registration process with the government’s different departments. Well, the basic steps are…
1) Go to DTI or SEC. In my case, since it’s a single proprietorship, I went to DTI. You can read all about the steps that I underwent when I applied for certification.
Opening a Sole Proprietorship Business: DTI Process

2) Go to your municipal hall. This has to be the municipal hall of your place of business. I registered with the Taguig local government. You can read all about it here: Opening a Sole Proprietorship Business In Taguig: Municipal Hall Process

3) And the last step was to go to your BIR RDO. Remember that your personal TIN should be transferred to the RDO of your place of business. There are forms that you have to fill out (ex. 1901 Application for Registration, etc.) and fees that you have to pay. After submitting all of the requirements, you have to remember all of your deadlines for reports. I have attached this guide from our RDO. Deadlines of the BIR are all the same anyway. I hope this helps you.

BIR Guide

I’m excited for The WAHMeo Series: Brand and Build Your Online Biz! In this workshop, Business Registration and Taxes will be discussed by Fitz Villafuerte. Fitz Gerard Villafuerte is a civil engineer who decided to quit the corporate world back in 2003 to pursue entrepreneurship. Aside from running several traditional businesses, he also owns and manages an online store called Blogger Shirts (www.bloggershirts.com) and a microjob marketplace called 199Jobs (www.199jobs.com). His blog, entitled Ready To Be Rich (www.fitzvillafuerte.com), is currently the Best Business and Finance Blog in the country as recognized by the Philippine Blog Awards.

If you have questions on the process, this is a good workshop to attend and clear your mind of all these concerns. Aside from the business registration aspect, you will learn a lot from the different speakers about putting up your own business. Your truly will talk about creating business plans. If you are interested, here are the details.

To sign up, just click on the poster and it will take you to the registration page.

The WAHMeo Series: Brand and Build your Online Biz!

The WAHMeo Series: Brand and Build your Online Biz!

I hope this post helps you become more confident in starting your own business!

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger


Baby Fashionista’s First Photo Shoot

In her first three months, we have had two photo shoots already for Baby Z (not counting the many shoots with me or EJ as photographer). The first photo shoot was when she was just two weeks old and the second one was just recently taken when she was three months old. It’s so funny because in both times, we got the two ladies who specializes in birth photography.

Baby Z’s Two-Week-Old Baby Photo Shoot

For Zeeka’s two week old shoot, we got Ms. Polly Fong of Oh Happy Day Birth Photography to take her picture.

Polly Fong taking pictures of Zeeka, the Baby Fashionista

Polly Fong taking pictures of Zeeka, the Baby Fashionista

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During the shoot, Zeeka was either nursing, sleeping or crying. She was not in the best of moods. I was constantly nursing her and I really admired Polly for being so patient. She had to wait for me to finish feeding Zeeka before we could start again. I interviewed Polly about her job and wrote about it in The Philippine Online Chronicles.

You can read all about it here: Birth photography: Labor and child birth through the eyes of a photographer

For those who want to talk to Polly about her services, you can email her at ohdbirths@gmail.com or call her at +639175398870 / +6329661200.

Baby Z’s Three-Month-Old Baby Photo Shoot

This time around, I contacted Regina Hahn Siy of My Story Photography. Zeeka was already a bit bigger and she could already afford to carry her head. We already knew her schedule so it was also better for all of us.

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I didn’t get to feature Regina in my article, but I got to interview her. I will feature it in my other blog, Manila Reviews, soon, so stay tuned for that.

For those who want to talk to Regina about her services, you can email her at regina@mystoryphotography.com or call her at +6322115007 / +63917534 2881.

For Zeeka’s sixth and ninth month shoot, I’m planning to try other photographers. Are you excited to have your baby’s pictures taken?

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

Summer Loving with Baby Fashionista

Hi my loves!

It’s me Zeeka, the baby fashionista! It’s Friday once again and I’m her to share with you my outfit for Baby Z’s Style corner for today.

Well for today, I’d like to share my summer get up. I know that it’s June already and the rains have come, but I really miss Summer. So, with that, this is my summer outfit!

Baby Fashionista wearing her summer outfit

Baby Fashionista wearing her summer outfit

I am wearing a turquoise and orange dress (which is actually a onesie). The onesie is connected to the dress. I got this from Baby Company. Mamou, Papou and Tita K bought it for me. I paired it up with a headband and shades that were given by Lola. The socks are, of course, my favorite socks from Tito Gino. I think I already showed you the box in this link: http://mommyginger.com/2013/06/baby-fashionista-pink.html

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I hope you like my style for today! If you do, please hit the button below and share!

Baby Fashionista, Baby Z!

*I just love being a girl!*