Our Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs are among the unsung heroes of modern times. They play one of the most vital roles in maintaining our economy by sending remittances that close the gap between the poor and the wealthy by contributing to a growing middle class. These remittances also provide disposable income and improve the living conditions; thus, the consumption of goods and services increases, which drives the economy forward.
In fact, according to research, OFWs are responsible for the surge in the volume of remittances sent back home. In a recent study, the total remittances sent by OFWs in 2019 was estimated at PhP 211.9 billion. The Philippines is also the fourth-highest recipient of inward remittances after India.
While OFWs fall into subcategories, most often than not, these brave souls are the ones who leave everything behind to work abroad, go after their dreams, and give their loved ones a better life.
If you’re one of these heroes, contributing to our country’s economy is one thing, but how about setting goals for yourself and your family back home? Here are a few questions you should ask yourself to help assess your priorities and keep them on track:
Am I closer to achieving my goals?
Compare the time before you were an OFW and the life you lead now. Are you achieving your goals? Or are you facing more challenges than before?
Take some time to revisit your goals and see how you could get back on track. While opportunities abroad do not last for a long time, you need to work on your dreams while you’re still young and able.
Jot down your bigger goals, break them down into smaller ones, list all the steps you need to take to achieve them, and what you should do afterwards. This is a way of keeping track of your progress.
What kind of life do I want for myself and my loved ones after my overseas journey?
Knowing the next step after your OFW journey is a challenge itself. However, if you know the type of life you want, you can settle down more effortlessly. Will you be relaxing with the family? Will you be starting a business? Or will you be buying a home and settle down?
When will I be able to retire and settle down?
When establishing goals, being specific is better. Give it a date. While it does not have to be final, having a set will motivate you to pursue your goals harder and give you the perspective that nothing is permanent, including your current job.
The best way to secure your hard-earned money is to put it into good use. One of which is investing. There are countless options when it comes to which investment is the best for you, but ask yourself this simple question and see if it applies to you:
“Do I want a home for my family and a potential investment at the same time?”
If your answer is yes, then you should consider a real estate investment. The first step to acquiring a property is to look for a trusted developer that delivers astounding results and commits to its vision of providing quality yet affordable homes. Take Empire East as a perfect example.
Empire East has an array of mid-to-high-rise developments in and beyond Metro Manila. These developments offer a different level of convenience to the homeowners, depending on their needs and lifestyle preferences.
One of the recent and most anticipated upcoming developments is Empire East Highland City, located in the Pasig-Cainta area. This 24-hectare property is the “first elevated city” in the country and is also dubbed as the “home of the future” because of its sustainable features. Empire East Highland City offers a wide range of units ranging from a studio to 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units, which you can avail of at a discounted price!
Since Empire East Highland City is a pre-selling condo development, interested buyers like you can avail of flexible and affordable payment terms. By the time the property is ready for turnover, its market value is expected to increase.
Give your dream home a try while securing a worthy investment which can also be a potential source of income when you decide you go back home and finally settle down.
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