According to a 2011 study by Social Enterprise Development Partnerships Inc., one out of 10 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) is financially broke, while 80 percent of OFWs return to the Philippines with no savings at all. This alarming situation causes financial distress due to the lack of proper financial education for many OFWs.
Throughout this book, I will explain why personal finance is a timely topic not just for OFWs, but for every Filipino household. Some important topics addressed include:
- The life and challenges face by many OFWs
- The ultimate purpose of money in your life
- The common money mistakes and how to avoid them
- The importance of building an emergency fund
- How to save and invest so you can prepare for the future
- The Biblical perspective about money and how to trust God in the midst of financial distress.
This amazing book has everything you need to change your financial life.
Bo Sanchez Bestselling Author and Preacher
In this book, Jun Amparo generously shares his knowledge and experiences in the hope of helping his fellow OFWs become good stewards of money.”
Rose Fres Fausto FQ Mom, Writer, Speaker Coach, Behavioural Economist
This book is both an educational and heartwarming read. Through his own life story, Jun will tell you all about the financial struggles of an OFW; and how he was able to overcome them with the right mindset, proper financial education, and unwavering faith in God.
Fitz Villafuerte, RFP Blogger, Investor, Entrepreneur and Author
JUN writes from his heart. This is an important element in this book. Most personal finance books are for general audiences, this one is written for the millions of Overseas Filipino Heroes. I entreat you to journey with Jun in learning and unlearning traits and habits in regard to making your purpose as an OFW a fruitful one. This journey will also make you a responsible steward of God’s blessings for more to come.
Dr. Alvin Ang Professor of Economics, Ateneo De Manila University
Money makes the world go round, but many people don’t understand how it works, especially OFWs, and they pay the consequences. This book teaches, leads, and enlightens using practical tips on financial management.
Sandro Dela Roca Former COO and Blogger, OFW from Israel
This book is exceptional. It is everything every OFW needs to change their attitude and management toward their hard-earned money. It’s practical, doable and it teaches the principles to achieve financial success despite several odds. Definitely a must-have.
Maricor Bunal COO, Loansolutions.ph, Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2017
Very informative, and brilliantly written. Prof. Jun Amparo’s book is an entrepreneur’s handbook where he covered the twin action of savings and investment. To realize the greatest value of an OFW’s hard-earned money, he must save and engage in an entrepreneurial activity. Congratulations Jun!
Dr. Robert F. Galindez President, St Roberts Group of Companies
Jun was able to deliver the message that every financially-struggling OFW has to hear. There‘s no better life and money teacher for OFWs than a fellow OFW like Jun.
Burn Gutierrez Chairman of Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy
This book will surely guide and teach you the proper way of handling your finances, making wise decisions and achieve your goals in life. Having this book is a must for each and every OFW!
James Bryan Cruzat Assistant Manager, Toys R Us, Winnipeg, Canada
I was amazed by the number of topics he wrote about Money. God has given him the talent and time to share. It was well-written, contained and included sound practical advice.
Engr. Jovie Nonato Cost Consultant at Turner and Townsend, Qatar
Being an OFW myself, reading the book has been a moving and enlightening experience. This is a must-read book for all Filipino workers around the globe and for those who are still planning to join the OFW bandwagon.
Lorenzo M. Caballes, Jr. Co-Founder of The Pinoy Legacy, Thailand
Phenomenal anthology of timeless financial management tips. A must-read guide to success and cautionary tale for failure. OMG! OFW’s Money is Gone’ has it all!
Dr. Mercy Salvacion Broadcaster and Educator Sengdara International Bilingual School, Laos
We recognize our selfless OFWs as modern heroes because of their goal to give better future for their families. However, we must also give them opportunities to have better future on their own. Through reading of this book, our OFWs and their families will be more well equipped in terms of financial education.
Roy Ventura Philam Life Unit Manager
With the evolution of technology, we need to consider some other important things to buy aside from gadgets. We need to be wise enough on how we spend our hard-earned money because being an OFW is not permanent. This book is a great reminder, especially for OFWs.
Jose B. Sabosa Jr. Network Engineer, Mossad Services Pte. Ltd., Singapore
OMG is a practical, highly readable guide of the financial struggles of an OFW and how educating ourselves in managing our finances and our faith in God can help us turn our dreams into reality.
John Patrick Benliro The Pinoy Legacy, Online Filipino Magazine in Thailand
This book is practically sums up everything every overseas Filipino workers need to know about saving money for the future. The issues and solutions presented by the author who is an OFW himself will surely provide relief to many of our modern day heroes who are still struggling financially after many years of working abroad.
Jezreel Mallari Llanera Founder of Pinoy Thaiyo
Well-written, inspiring! Reading this book will change your life!
Marlon Sipe Educator and Community Leader, Thailand