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 book is highly recommended by personal finance experts, authors, and fellow OFWs from across the globe. Here’s what they say about the book:
“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, Author and Blogger,Chairman of Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy
“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
“This amazing book has everything you need to change your financial life.”
Bo Sanchez, Bestselling Author and Preacher
“Insightful and informative — a must read for every OFW who doesn’t want to be an OFW forever.”
Karl Kaufman Editor, GMA News Online Pinoy Abroad
“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 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
“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
I will be at the Filipino Community Leaders’ Congress scheduled on 19-20 October as one of the speakers. My book OMG! OFW’s Money is Gone is going to be available for purchase with my personal note of thanks. You can also order a copy of OMG book by clinking this link.
JUN AMPARO is the author of OMG! OFW’s Money is Gone: Practical Tips on How to Be Wise with Your Hard-earned Money which was featured at GMA News Online. Being an OFW for over a decade, he’s aware about the common financial challenges of many Overseas Filipino Workers.
Jun is investing in mutual funds and stock market for over three- years and conducts financial literacy seminar.