Bitin ba lagi ang pera mo? Lagi bang kulang ang sweldo o allowance mo?
If you need a guide on how to best manage your money, get this easy-to-read and
practical book for yourself and your family—even your friends who are struggling or
always borrowing money!
Have you always wondered why you seem to be always short of cash when you’re actually earning a lot? I see, I see. You never read this book: Ang Pera na Hindi Bitin (Money That’s Never Short) by Eduardo Roberto, Jr.
There are a lot of books which really change the way we look at life and living; but there’s nothing more refreshing than a book that tackles the paths that money can go when the roads are narrow. After all, money is a very important life resource, whether we like it or not. Like love, freedom and justice, money, too, can make or break relationships, communities and governments.
Lucky for me I didn’t need a PhD or at least 3 units in Financial Management just to get what Ang Pera na Hindi Bitin wanted to tell me. It tackled the some of the basics of personal finance such as Savings and Budgeting. Then I thought, no biggie, I read many personal finance books and they were all telling me the same things. Also, at first I thought it was just another writer’s attempt to be the next Bob Ong. (The Taglish lingo was used for this book.) But I was wrong.
The book gracefully talks about our spending behaviors in a way that religion was a part of the equation. It made me re-realize that our attitudes and our behaviors are, indeed, just spillovers of what’s really within our souls. Therefore, Ang Pera na Hindi Bitin didn’t just teach me how to spend right, but also how to give right. And boy, I never appreciated Bible verses like this way before.
The most important lesson I learned from Ang Pera na Hindi Bitin was to pray hard for all the important purchases that we do. This doesn’t mean that you ultimately pray for the best deal to come. It means that one has to pray that the purchase will be good for both the buyer and the seller, and that the item may be put to good use, as well as the money used to buy the item. I’ve been applying it in my life for less than a week (plus the frugality) and boy, my wallet was never short of cash! And I feel a little lighter. Like a burden just came off my chest. Actually, before, I used to think my wallet was malas (bad luck). Hah, this awesome book proved me wrong.
Literary newcomer Ardy Roberto became a personal hero in less than an hour to me. He may become yours too. Buying a copy of Ang Pera na Hindi Bitin was the best P50 I’ve ever spent. (You read it right: P50! ) Available in National Bookstore branches nationwide.