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Video Content Update (January 5, 2019)

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Video content updates for the week, up to January 5, 2019. Enjoy!


Have a great weekend!


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  • RossNo Gravatar January 6, 2019, 6:49 pm

    Great videos. Your work is very inspiring! Do you book the apartments through Airbnb or some sort of VRBO? I thought I had a relatively minimalist amount of belongings but I just had to move everything from NY to CA and saw exactly how much stuff I have. It’s time for a major garage sale!

    You mentioned how loud the traffic is out there. Imagine how much quieter (and cleaner) cities will be when EVs hit 50% or more of the cars on the road.
    Hope all is well out there!

    • FI FighterNo Gravatar January 7, 2019, 2:43 am


      Thanks for the comment and glad you are enjoying the videos 🙂

      For apartments, Airbnb is probably the easiest way to get started at first, then you can work around it once you have built up connections and have a better idea of where you want to stay. Since I’ve lived in 10+ different buildings/projects around Manila, I’m starting to get a better understanding of things, including prices. You can later on probably talk to friend of friends, agents, or even look in other ads for longer-term leases, which should all offer better prices to Airbnb.

      In regards to traffic, yeah totally! Those jeepneys are super loud, so it’s gonna be a drastic change once EVs gets implement here… I’m guessing it’ll take maybe 10+ years before they are mainstream in Manila, but we’ll see.


  • IngoNo Gravatar January 7, 2019, 1:07 am

    Hi Jay,

    thanks a lot for all the insightful articles and videos, I have been following your blog and Youtube channel for a while and appreciate you sharing your thoughts on life and the financial markets on a regular basis. I’m also eagerly awaiting a bigger upswing in mining and commodities while going short the equity markets.

    I have a random question: how much rent do they charge for one of those studio apartments you’re currently living in? And is this considered the upscale downtown location of Manila? How do you like the rest of the city?

    Many thanks and take care, Ingo

    • FI FighterNo Gravatar January 7, 2019, 2:47 am


      Thanks for stopping by! In regards to rent in Manila, I’m currently staying in Mandaluyong (which is what is shown in those videos, the studio units) and rent here can vary around $500-700/month, via Airbnb… If you can work out a discount, perhaps you’ll be able to get better rate than that, or go slightly farther out where I am, a little away from the MRT station.

      Mandaluyong is near Pasig/Ortigas, which is a central business district (CBD) in Manila, a much older one… So, although it has some shopping malls, amenities, etc. it’s nowhere near as nice as BGC.

      Long-term, I’m looking to purchase a condo unit in BGC, but for now, I’m living outside in a cheaper area…

      Here’s BGC:

      Take care!

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