Dec 012016
 

Christmas is just around the corner and here at Money4Invest, we’re always looking for ways to do things the way you like them to at a cheaper cost.

So  if you’re wanting to buy some snowglobes for the holidays, maybe you should check out this DIY tutorial first and get some  inspiration to make your own globes.

Easy DIY Snowglobes!

Nov 152016
 

Korea is the land of all thing cute, of oppas, of adorable cafes and beauty loots. This country gives you all sorts of touristy spots from palaces to the beautiful Nami island but traveling  here can be expensive. Good thing Chedric Angeles from TripZilla shared how he managed to wisely tour South Korea for 7 days with just $335 in his pockets. Read on to know more about this.

budget travel

Airfare

Thanks to the birth and proliferation of low-cost carriers, travelling to the K-Pop nation is not anymore an option, it’s a must! I booked 9 months before my flight and luckily opened the web browser with a surprise. Without any hesitation, I reserved my ticket to South Korea via Cebu Pacific.

Cost: ₱6,510.31/$138.34 (inclusive of round-trip meals on-board, 20-kg baggage allowance, seat selection, terminal fee, Fly Me Next privilege)

Quick tip:

The technique doesn’t change at all. Scoring a wallet-friendly airline ticket fare entails a simple effort; make it part of your daily or weekly grind. Always check! Or better yet, subscribe to their newsletter!

Accommodation

In my post about Hostel Maru, I mentioned all the inclusions of a ₱441/$9 per night stay. To cite some, an unlimited American breakfast, high-speed Wi-Fi, showers, etc. Book it to stay cheap and stay hip!

Cost: ₱3,085.00/$65.55 for 7 days

Quick tip:

I discovered that when reserving your accommodation, booking late is a good thing this time. Which contradicts the hack in booking an airline ticket. Based on my experience, I booked my stay 2 days before the check-in date. It was by accident when I realized that most of the hostels I was browsing through the previous weeks, obviously cheapen their prices to almost 70%-80%! I was then indecisive of which guesthouse to stay at, which brought me to a late but cheaper reservation. Cool right?

Food

With a budget of ₱400/$8.5 per day, surely you can find a decent and delicious meal without getting your wallet run on empty. You can opt for store-brought ramyun, cheap meals in subway stations, restaurants like the Food Cafè, and of course, street food!

Cost: ₱2800/$42 for 7 days

Quick tip: 

Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, always do a run through the inclusions when booking your hostel/guesthouse. It’s best when there’s free breakfast; it’ll save you up a bunch of money. Plus you can bring with you whatever breakfast is served, placed in a plastic container. That’s what I did and trust me, it’s the best tip ever.

Transportation

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, the fastest way to get you to your favoured tourist attractions is through subway. Upon arrival at the airport, you can already purchase your T-money card. Convenience stores, all subway stations, and other dealers (with the T-money logo) sell these cards as well.

Costs:

  • T-money card –  ₱1,566.10/$33.11 (loaded up with ₩40,000, good for 7 days)
  • Bus – ₱236.04/$5.02 (Gapyeong shuttle bus that will take you to Nami Island and Petite France)
  • Ferry – P314.73/$6.7 (ferry to Nami Island)

Quick tip:

The advantages that the T-money card can be overwhelming; it can also be used when riding a bus, some taxi cabs, public telephones, and when making a purchase at convenience stores and vending machines. Works just like your debit card!

Activities and admission fees

korea winter budget travelGyeongbokgung | Image credit: Makoto Nakashima

Listed here are the fees to different attractions in my DIY 7-day Itinerary.

Costs:

  • Gyeongbokgung Palace – ₱118.02/$2.5
  • Deoksugung Palace – ₱39.34/$0.83
  • Namsan Seoul Tower (one-way cable car) – ₱236.06/$5.02
  • Trickeye Museum – ₱590.15/$12.56
  • Petite France – ₱314.70/$6.7

Quick tip:

Don’t consider going to Nami Island and Petite France on a Sunday, these two places are a bit touristy. Another thing, the four major palaces in Seoul (Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace) have an Integrated Palace Ticket for ₩10,000/₱392.87/$8.35 valid for 1 month of unlimited use.

Visa processing

Fortunately, the Philippines is given a lenient process in terms of visa application. On top of that, 59-day tourist visa can be availed for free!

Quick tip:

It’s better to include your roundtrip itinerary receipt (if you’ve booked already) for a higher chance of getting your visa application approved; although that’s not listed as one of the requirements. It will serve as a strong supporting document. The price of visa processing through a travel agency ranges from ₱800-₱1,000.

To sum it all up, here’s the breakdown of expenses:

  • Airfare – ₱6,510.31
  • Accommodation – ₱3,085.00
  • Food – ₱2,800.00
  • Transportation– ₱2,124.47
  • Activities and additional fees – ₱1,298.27
  • Visa processing – Free of Charge
  • TOTAL – ₱15,818.05 / $335

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Article written by Chedric Angeles and posted in TripZilla
Nov 012016
 

Maybe you’re like us who don’t wanna hit the gym because (1) other people can see you panting, (2) you have to drive to get there which can make you lazy and opt not to go,  and (3) gym fees. So if you wanna sweat and get some abs without going to the gym or paying for anything, then watch this video below.

Perfect Home Friendly Exercises

Sep 152016
 

We get how much space hoarding books can eat and how messy it can look if not controlled. So to keep your growing library in order, here are 20 amazing bookshelf designs that you can either recreate, have it done or just buy from stores. At least you now have an idea what you want.

1. Stained Plywood Book Display Case

Stained Plywood Book Display Case

2. Book Rack in Wenge

3. Bookshelf Staircase

4. Hugging Bookcase

5. Maze Bookcase

6. Dimensional Shelves

7. Tatic

8. CTline

9. Bookseat

10. K Workstation

11. Booktree

12. Malagana: Equilibrium Bookcase

13. Invisible Bookshelf

14. Pallet Bookshelf

Another Example of a Wooden Pallet Bookshelf

Wooden Pallet Bookshelves

15. Wallpapered Bookshelves

Wallpapered Bookshelves

16. BoxShelves

Box Shelves from Ikea, Connected with Ordinary Office Binder Clips

17. Pipe and Wood Bookshelf

Pipe + Wood Bookshelf

18. Wine Crate Wall Shelves

Wine Crate Wall Shelves

19. Stacked Benches

Stacked Antique Benches

20. Rope Bookshelf

Rope Bookshelf

Aug 152016
 

The iOS 10 GM release is almost here, but for those who wants to be ahead of the crowd and get a feel  of the new update before everyone else, then this one’s for  you.

EverythingApplePro  reviewed the iOS 10 beta version 5 for us. He has gone into great detail to show us what’s new and how we can access all the new features. Click the video below to see just how awesome the new apple software update really is.

If you wish to download this beta version, EverythingApplePro will walk you through how to do so here:

Aug 012016
 

Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. Kids and kids-at-heart are all glued to their mobile phones trying to catch ‘em all! And with these mobile wallpapers, you can be constantly reminded of which pokemon is your next target.

Now you’re ready to go and discover the world with Pokemon Go.

 

Jun 152016
 

We all do some random shit, but some of us get away with it, and some are embarrassingly caught. So today we compiled some of the most hilarious ways people get caught doing their shit.

#10 I’m guessing this wasn’t the kind of surprise you were looking for

I’m guessing this wasn’t the kind of surprise you were looking for

#9 Nothing gets by the internet trolls these days

Nothing gets by the internet trolls these days

#8 “Yeah, I meant sleep in the line before getting into the bar”

“Yeah, I meant sleep in the line before getting into the bar”

#7 The day little Jimmy pitched his first tent

The day little Jimmy pitched his first tent

#6 Oh Snap! Mr. President just caught you sleeping through his speech

Oh Snap! Mr. President just caught you sleeping through his speech

#5 That looks like it could be a home video

That looks like it could be a home video

 

#4 When Mom catches you twerkin’ to Miley

When Mom catches you twerkin’ to Miley

#3 That guy doesn’t look anything like the person in the picture

That guy doesn’t look anything like the person in the picture

#2 Easter is around the corner. Better start hiding all the cocaine in Easter eggs

Easter is around the corner. Better start hiding all the cocaine in Easter eggs

 

#1 A permanent reminder of the day you hit rock bottom

A permanent reminder of the day you hit rock bottom

 

Jun 012016
 

AirAsia is back at it again, dropping the lowest seat sales of the season. AirAsia offers greater value with more flexibility, so go visit their website and you might find a destination you want to go to.

If you’re from Manila, here’s a list of the destinations you might wanna consider. The lowest domestic destination prices range from $23 to $38, while the cheapest international flights are priced $43 to $81, depending on your chosen destination.Displaying NAIA.JPGDisplaying NAIA.JPGDisplaying NAIA.JPGDisplaying NAIA.JPGDisplaying NAIA.JPG

Click here to  go to AirAsia’s promo page.

Apr 152016
 

There’s nothing more satisfying than learning new easy tricks that will lessen your daily struggles. Check out the hacks we got for you below. These DIY projects won’t even require that much effort and time to finish. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get this started.

Mobile stand

‘Cos  we all need this. Who never gets tired of holding their phones? So just go grab a bottle cap and a cutter. Cut the sides of the cap, just make sure the cuts fit the width of your phone.

Phone charger holder

So your phones don’t end up getting stepped on on the floor. Also, you wouldn’t want anybody tripping on the cable. Yikes.

Desk cords be gone

No one wants to see those irritating black lines under the table. And we’re sure you wouldn’t wanna feel these cords under your feet.

Cable holders

If you’re like us who almost always spend a lot of time finding cables and then being frustrated for always losing them in the chaotic bundle of cords, then may we please suggest you use binder clips to keep your cables organized and easy to find.

Weak Apple cables

To prevent your cables from fraying, you can either use springs from an old pen or simply cover the ends of the cable with an electrical tape.

That’s all for now guys, let us know you tried from these. Have fun crafting!

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