The wedding industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and is probably one of the most expensive occasions in a person’s life. Many couples spend their life savings and even loan money in order to have a lavish wedding. However, a study conducted by two economic professor from the Emory University revealed that couples who spend more on their wedding are more likely to divorce.
The study, which was authored by Andrew Francis and Hugo Mialon, involved more than 3,000 people. Those couples who spent $20,000 or more for their wedding were more likely to get a divorce by 46%. Moreover, they also found that spending between $2,000 to $4,000 on the engagement ring increases the risk of divorce 1.3 times greater as compared to those who spent only between $500 to $2,000.
On the other hand, the couples who spent less than $ 1,000 tend to have longer lasting marriages, and they are 53% less likely to divorce as compared to those who spent more.
Francis and Mialon says that the reason why expensive weddings increase the risk of divorce is because of the financial stress it causes early in the marriage. This may lead to conflicts about their finances.
The result of Francis and Mialon’s study supports a report from the Consumer Affairs that arguments about money is the top predictor of divorce.
How much does it cost to have a wedding in the Philippines?
Filipinos love weddings. A wedding in the Philippines is probably one of the most highly celebrated events. But how much does it really cost to have a wedding in the Philippines? According to Moneymax.ph, a wedding in the Philippines may cost from about P 50,000 to 1 million pesos for the average Filipino couple. A mid-range, low-key wedding ceremony for about 100 guests is estimated to cost about over P 300,000. Unfortunately, some married couples loan money in order to have a lavish wedding which can eventually take a toll in their marriage. Money Max suggests couples to avoid starting their married life in debt.
Source: CBS Local
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Woman Who Stole A Family Parking Space Bragged That She Has 3 Cars And “Money To Burn”
We have seen a lot of people argue about parking spaces but none like this! In Singapore, a woman who was clearly alone stole a parking space form a family who was supposed to park in a family lot.
Family lots are for drivers who carry families with them. If you have an elderly or a kid in the car, then the space is reserved for you and you have all the right to park there.
Unfortunately for this family of 3 kids (1 baby) who wanted to go to the mall to enjoy a nice movie, the parking space that was meant for them was stolen by this Singaporean woman.
The woman was caught on video. When the man confronted him, she became very arrogant and boasted of her 3 cars and even told him that she has “money to burn” and that is known for being rich. In the video, she doesn’t seem very well.
Such attitude infuriated the male driver not just because of the parking space, but because privileges like this can be easily taken advantage by people who are not deserving– and she is not even apologetic.
The Facebook post garnered 2,700 likes, 8,500 shares, and 169 comments as of writing and the netizens have a lot to say!
Many criticized the woman for having “money to burn” but no money to have her teeth fixed! It is a hilarious comment but it makes sense.
While others, pointed out her being a lonely individual. Stang Cheng, a netizen, commented that she knows the woman because she is her neighbor. She did confirm that the woman has 3 cars but parks in the loading/unloading area. The woman has given her the same attitude as well but, she feels pity for her because she has no family she can take with her in her cars.
What the woman did was really rude that she even made it to their local newspaper’s headline! However, the third comment above makes sense as to why she only has her money and cars as her refuge.
Lucky for the man because he has a family to take to the movies to.
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Driver and Honest Passenger Praised for Returning Php400k Cash to OFW Owner
Everyone knows how stressful it can be to lose money, especially if the amount is big; thus, those who return valuables or money they find often earn praise from others. After all, these people might have chosen to keep the items for themselves but still do the right thing by returning what isn’t theirs.
That’s what happened to an honest passenger and driver who returned a bundle of money in US dollars, worth Php400k, to the rightful owner who turned out to be an overseas Filipino worker.
Erwil Payangdo Agyapas, the honest passenger, spotted the bundle of cash inside the jeepney driven by Jimmer Antos Denson in Tublay, Benguet. Instead of pocketing the cash for his own use, something he could have easily done because jeeps have no CCTV and there were no other witnesses to say he stolen the money, Agyapas told Denson about the bundle of money.
The two decided to take the cash to Tublay Municipal Police Station. The policemen were able to trace the rightful owner, an overseas Filipino worker from Kapangan, also in Benguet.
For their honest actions, Tublay Mayor Armand Lauro commended Agyapas and Denson, especially after learning that this was not the first time Agyapas returned money he found. Agyapas said he knows the pain of losing money and valuables; thus, he always returns anything he finds, knowing the owner will be hurt if the item is not returned.
The mayor told the two, “With what you did, it made me believe that there are indeed people like you who return money without second thoughts. This is a good reflection for our constituents this Lenten season that there are still good and honest people in this world, worthy to be emulated.”
Mayor Lauro rewarded the two with some money and had them included in the list of people who will receive special commendations in November, in time for the town’s annual foundation day celebration.
Domestic Helper in Saudi Arabia Escapes From Her Abusive and Manipulative Employer
Being an OFW means enduring the feeling of loneliness and homesickness as you are away from your family. However, there are a lot of Filipino workers who are determined to endure the hardship of their professions just to earn money. A lot of them are willing to sacrifice their happiness and comfort if it means giving their families back in the Philippines a better life.
Overseas Filipino Workers are having a difficult and tough life while working abroad just to give their families a bigger and brighter future. They are forced to seek opportunities abroad to sustain the growing needs of their loved ones.
There are many OFWs who are lucky to find their fortune abroad. But there are still some who are struggling with their cruel and abusive employers, especially in the Middle East.
Domestic Helper Escapes Employer
A video is now catching the attention of many netizens who instantly felt pity for the Filipino domestic helper. The domestic helper were intreviewed by other Filipinos who rescued her after she escaped from her male employer’s house in the video uploaded by a certain bOjOy sa Macau on Youtube.
According to the Overseas Filipino Worker, whose name was not revealed, she choose to escape from her employer’s house because she cannot withstand the bad character of her male employer. She revealed that the said employer questioned her several times after seeing photos of men on her smartphone.
The domestic helper kept wondering why the male employer was strangely reacting to things she’s doing since as per her, she is only a maid and they are not in a romantic relationship. Eventually, her employer confiscated her phone and later on destroyed it for reasons she does not know. So when she finally had a chance to escape, she immediately took the opportunity.
Threatened to Kill Her
The unnamed OFW also added that he even threatened to kill her. She eventually learned that her employer is still single after his wife left him and she thought that the reason why he cannot find a partner and start a family is because of his rude and manipulative attitude.
The Filipino worker had been working in Saudi Arabia for a year and 5 months before she escaped. However, before she served her current employer, she was with his mother. This is not surprising as there are a lot of employers in Saudi Arabia who are selling or passing their domestic helpers to another family if they are no longer happy with their services.
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