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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

My Nostalgic Memories Playing Arcade Games Online

I'm puzzled every time I watch my kids play games where they're just running around doing nothing. every time. They laugh all the time and I wonder why. Maybe, it's just me being old, but I really can't understand where the fun is. To be honest, I want them to play the old arcade games that I used to enjoy where they can use their brains and develop some skills while just playing games. 

I was recently introduced to an online platform where you can play arcade games without logging in or installing something on your computer. It's so easy. All I did was save the website on my bookmarks and play any game that interest me anytime I want. 

My 7 yo daughter and I had fun challenging each other with their Simon Says game which tested my ability in memorizing things. Of course, I still got it and beat her with a score of 11. It was so much fun. My daughter even asked me to send her the link so she could practice all by herself. 







I also found out that they have Online Domino game which is perfect because I've been planning on buying the actual board, but haven't found one in the department stores. Now, we can enjoy playing it especially when we go on vacation next week. 




There are still a lot more arcade games to choose from. I'm really thankful that I found this site because the games available are easy and fun. If you're looking for something that you could do during your family bonding night, you might want to consider checking this out. It's free, easy to follow, convenient because you can play it in your computer or gadgets anywhere, and very entertaining. Even those high-quality graphic games nowadays can't beat the excitement that these arcade games can give you. Well, that's just my opinion, of course.


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Things to Consider When Buying a New Car

Because of the pandemic, we don't want to commute when we want to go somewhere else. We're trying to avoid crowded areas as much as we can. However, because of the war in Ukraine, the gas prices spiked like we never imagined. It's hard for us now because our finances got affected by the recent happenings. One reality is that we definitely need a car to move around. The first question that we have in our mind was, can we afford it?

These are the factors that we're considering right now:

1) Are we going to buy a brand new or a used but at least a five-year-old car?
2) Can we afford the monthly payments after adding up the expense of gas and car maintenance?

As a family, we have always been careful where we put our money into. Even though owning a car will take a toll on it, it's still necessary to have one. Before talking to salespeople, I like knowing the facts and a base computation so I know how to deal with them. Since I already have the prices of the cars I'm looking at, I found an online tool, https://www.carpaymentcalculator.net, that could help me easily compute the monthly car payments depending on the base number. It works even if I live here in Asia. What I like about it is that it has a feature that allowed me to link to a specific calculation with the results already filled in. The link appears below the calculated results when I pressed the calculation button which I was able to print too. There are also other helpful features on that site that could help me calculate my fuel budget, computation how I can save money by changing the method of payments to bi-weekly, and figuring out MPG.






For a family who needs to change a car because the kids got bigger already, but is still hesitant because of the possible budget constraints, this tool is one of the best guides we could have. We need to have facts so every transaction that we do would be smooth and quick. With all the negative things that are happening which lead to high prices of the things that we need for our everyday living, any tips on how we could save would be greatly appreciated, right?

Friday, April 29, 2022

How I Computer Property Loans and Payments Online

For two years, we were stuck at home, afraid to go outside because of the possibility of bringing home the Coronavirus to our kids. This pandemic made us pause a lot of things that we used to do. We can say that it seems like those years have been taken away from our children's childhood. 

I don't want to wait for the pandemic to end and just notice that my kids were grown up already. Finding a home in the suburbs is an idea that has been playing on my mind.  I also recently read an article from Wall Street Journal, which states that those less popular places where there are strong local economies are more ideal now for investment. The article is for the UK market, but it's very relatable to what's happening in the Philippines. The first place that came to my mind was Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna as it gives the provincial life feels with all the nature surrounding the area, but with a little feel of the city with all the businesses and establishments, you can find there. 




That got me thinking of the money we have to allot for a property in that location. Are we ready to own a house and lot there already? It's hard to admit, but I'm not familiar with calculating my payments and loans. It's a good thing that I've discovered this site, https://www.mortgagecalculator.uk/, to help me do all those computations. It's a UK-based website, but the math is just the same so I was still able to use it to compute the payments for my targeted properties. What's very helpful about it is that it also has estimating affordability and loan overpayments too. I'm very mindful of each aspect of where my money goes, so these added features are a blessing for me.




With the results that I got from that online calculator, my husband and I saw how feasible that dream place for our family is. We were also able to talk about the factors that we need to address in order to afford it. We're the type of people who need to know the computations and numbers already before talking to a real estate broker and bank personnel.

This is already a great start in making a big move as a family. As long as we're mindful of where we are investing our money, we are one step closer to achieving our dreams.
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