Showing posts from July, 2018

Australia: My Experience With The Stock Market - Part 4

Aside from stonks, I was also researching about ETFs (exchange traded funds). It's like mutual funds but no. Then I came across spaceship voyager  then raiz .  If you want to know more about the two, you can refer to this  article . Below is a summary: 📌Make sure you understand the product and the risks involved before investing.  Source: Update: I opened an account with Raiz and will do a review after a few months 😊 . If you want to get started, maybe you can use my referral link here  to have  $5 for me, $5 for you! Thanks!   

Our Journey To Australia - Part 1

As mentioned before, the initial plan was to go home for good in the Philippines that's why it took us awhile to apply for a skilled visa migration. However, everytime we vacation in the Philippines, I had the following observations that made me think twice whether to go home for good or look for a greener pasture: Business opportunities are there however, when you stay in the province, it is tough due to a lot of factors like customers, competition etc.; Traffic is so bad in Manila; Internet is so slow; When you look at the bigger picture as to education and medicare costs, you need to really save up on it. Considering all those factors especially the last one, we decided to try our luck for Australia by researching in pinoyau forum   and we would like to take the opportunity to thank all the active members for sharing all their insights and answering all our queries. There are many pathways to Australia and that maybe through a working holiday visa, student visa, w

Australia July 2018 Changes

Source: Changes to point-based skilled migration Australia’s skilled migration program is a points-based system designed to attract highly qualified and experienced professionals to best meet Australia’s skills needs. There are a number of skilled migration visas that require applicants to score a minimum number of points to qualify for permanent skilled migration.   The government announced that from 1 July 2018 the points threshold will now be increased from 60 to 65 for skilled – independent, nominated and regional sponsored visa categories.  Global Talent Visa scheme The Global Talent Scheme will commence in July 2018 on a trial basis for 12 months. The visa scheme aims to attract highly skilled workers to deliver innovation to Australia’s tech industry. It consist of two streams - start-up stream and established business stream. In order to sponsor the foreig