Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Your Tax Questions Answered #AskTheTaxMaven

Comments awaiting moderation on my posts on Income Tax Filing have reached over a hundred and I am having a hard time scrolling through the posts to answer the questions in the comment box because the comments have reached over 600 already.

To solve this, I will be publishing your tax questions every Tuesday under Taxation Tuesday.  You can reach out to me for any of your #taxquestions in my comment form with hashtag #AskTheTaxMaven.
Learn how to compute your INCOME TAXES  HERE


Here are some of your #taxquestions:

Hi! I have a question.  I am employed by a company, but I was hired to be a model for a commercial.  The talent agency deducted 10% from my talent fee and they told me it represents tax on my talent fee.  How can I file my income tax on that talent fee? Thank you! Jet Silva on How to File Your Income Tax Return

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Kamiseta Hotel: Enter Your Wonderland in Baguio City

(Shhh…for girls only…)

If you follow me on Instagram, you must have seen this post:

A photo posted by Marie Bautista-Bulatao (@marie_1102) on
Because truly, behind these blue doors is a fairy tale.

Kamiseta Hotel
I mean, It.Is.Perfect.
For girly girls like us.
Here’s proof!


Isn’t it lovely!


Sooo lost for words (wipes drool from open mouth…) It is like shabby chic meets boho meets elegance (forgive me for not having enough designer lingo.  Basta.  It is soo maganda!)


This wonderland which is of course, located in my beautiful hometown, Baguio City, is just a few steps from the Little Flower Convent and Albergo Di Ferroca Hotel (where you can check out pizza cooked in a brick oven at Amare and Barn Chicken with Karee sauce at Roadhouse Barn) at Villamor Street, Barangay Lualhati, Baguio City.  It used to be one of those beautiful old houses that I would ogle at as a child and wish that I have lived there.

Well, now, Kamiseta (yes, the clothing company) is now making my dream come true by converting this beautiful house into a wonderland!


Let’s check out the rooms…

(By the way, room rates in true Baguio fashion are soo reasonable: P2,500 for the superior rooms (Katie & Alicia), P4,500 for the deluxe rooms (Natalie) and P5,500 for the suites (Cristina & Petra).

Aren’t they drool worthy? (My son Adrian is disagreeing haha)
I am so in love with their chandeliers!

And their chairs!

And everything!

Plus, Vanilla Cupcake Bakery is also inside the hotel!
A photo posted by Marie Bautista-Bulatao (@marie_1102) on

And oh, this just ruined my no-carb diet…(Review on Vanilla soon)
I would love to have a staycation with my girls here! (My son and the dad are shaking their heads hehe)MommyUnwired

Contact Kamiseta Hotel and score your vacay (and room) of your dreams here:
#20 Villamor St., Brgy. Lualhati, Baguio City, Philippines
(074) 442-4613 | +639217612872 | +639153846987
Looking for a place to stay #WhenInBaguio? Here is my UPDATED LIST (As of 2016) of hotels/inns/bed & baths to stay when in Baguio.

Monday, September 19, 2016

4 Types of Investments That Don’t Need A Lot Of Money

People always come to me saying they want to invest, but don’t know how to start.

Don’t worry.  I have been there. 

The toughest part in starting to invest is at the beginning. 

Some of the reasons may be that saving in the bank is as good as investing, they are afraid of getting scammed, they only have ‘sakto’ money and investments are only for the rich.

But you see, wanting to start investing but being scared at the same time won’t guarantee your future.  What you need to do is arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible (one way is to ahem – read my blog) and plunge into building your financial empire (don’t worry, it is my dream, too!).

Years ago, I thought that stocks are only for the wealthy, but nowadays, you can actually start investing at P5,000.00.  COL Financial offers COL Starter, an entry-level account suitable for long-term investments  with a minimum investment of P5,000.00. BPI Investments Online also offers the same at a minimum investment of P5,000.00.

So here are 4 Types of Investment That Don’t Need A Lot of Money:


1.     Mutual Funds

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Shop and Save the Groupon Coupon Way!

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions in this post are 100% mine.

I am a shopaholic and I have wisened up.

I am doing my shopping the online way, the Groupon Coupon way.

In the past years, hundreds of online sites have sprouted offering a variety of stuff, perks and discounts, making us, the online shopper, literally confused.  It is a jungle out there!

But there is one place I check out every time I want to save money (which is all the time!)- Groupon Coupons.

#GrouponCoupons #ad

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mommy Time Is Perfect Time With Groupon

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions in this post are 100% mine

One big realization when you become a mom is that Me Time is non-existent time. 


I used to spend an entire day in the spa, getting a luxurious massage, facial, foot spa, pedicure and manicure.

I used to love going to the salon for a stylish hairstyle and a lot of pampering.

I miss those days.  I would not even dare go to the spa for a whole day once I begin thinking about the family time I will be missing with my kids and oh, don’t even tell me about the cost.  These luxuries can be so expensive!

However, research says that a mom’s special “me” time heals the tired, harassed, body, mind and soul.  Us moms should start focusing on ourselves!

That is why for two weeks now, I have been rewarding myself with a weekly “me-time” after work at a spa near my office.  This special time I spend with myself makes me ready to tackle the weekend.

#Groupon #ad

And oh, I don’t worry about how much I will be spending.

Let me tell you a secret.

I have been using Groupon.

Groupon gives awesome deals and discounts on any product or service.  I love logging in to my Groupon account because there are so many deals that I could take advantage of.  Like, I never would have known that I would be getting a great deal for the massage I will be having at the spa I go to!

This weekend, my teens plan on going to a nail spa.  I used to just let them go there while I just do my DIY, but I think I will be checking on my Groupon now for some Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons and will be going with them!

With wonderful deals like what Groupon offers, me-time for us moms is perfect time!MommyUnwired

Rub Away The Bad Weather Blues

I’ve had it with the dreary weather!


So, to make things cheery, despite the damp and moldy feeling, I literally transport myself to the lazy summer days by literally rubbing summer on me!

I dig out that coconut-scented body lotion and slather it on.


And while basking on that summery scent, I transport myself to more summery ambiance by playing my old ukulele. It may be old and slightly out-of-tune, but hey, I always have my trusty korg tuner to bring back my ukulele’s beautiful summery chime. MommyUnwired

{One Thing You Can Do For Yourself} Go To The Gym–Just to Use The Sauna


So I am not a big gym rat (although I do my daily treadmill run everyday. At home.  Seriously.  Because nobody believes me when I tell them I run everyday.  I just don’t look like it.  But hey, you can check my Instagram.  Those #days I am talking about are my daily runs.).

But here is one thing you can do for yourself when at the gym.


Your mission: 

First march yourself right past the elliptical trainers and treadmills and into the locker room.

Wrap yourself in your fluffiest towel (bring one from home if your gym’s are all napkin-size) and enter the sauna.

Next, sit.

Then sit some more.

As you dream of the beautiful weekend while listening to the piped in sound of the diatonic harmonica

Perfect Thumbs up!

Friday, September 02, 2016

Top Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal

Hair removal can be a costly and time – consuming affair. However, as with every beautification process, it can also be made easy and permanent. Yes. Laser hair removal can be a good choice if you don’t want to repeat the boring process.


Other than being permanent, laser hair removal technique also has certain benefits. You might be curious, to know, correct? So, here are they laid for you.

#1: Quick

Biblical Teaching In Today’s World

With the political climate the way it is today, particularly during election years, Christians may find themselves caught between philosophies that are trending in society and what the Bible teaches. This is especially true when political action groups begin to push for a change. Then the media gets involved, and the controversy escalates.