Making A Living In the Philippines
Perry Gamsby, 2009, Streetwise Publications, available in eBook .pdf and as a paperback through Lulu.com ISBN: 978-0-9806346-4-8, 275 pages.
For anyone dreaming of an early retirement or just looking to enjoy the adventure of starting over in a new culture, the problem of how to keep a roof over your head and food on the table looms large. Not everyone has a water tight retirement package and recent events have shown even that is usually no guarantee of a steady income.
For those who are thinking of getting a job in the Philippines, there is a wealth of first hand information here gathered by the author from his own experiences. Perry Gamsby held several jobs while he lived in the Philippines and he explains what was good and what was bad about them, what you can expect and what to forget about. The job market in the Philippines is very different to what it is back home and the author not only tells you why but how you can turn things to your advantage.
If you are thinking of starting a small business, this book lists the traps and pitfalls as well as suggesting some proven and very viable business models. Again Gamsby draws on his own experience as well as pooled knowledge from expats both successful and misfortunate to give you the best chance at success.
There is a section on investing for those who aren’t exactly a Wall Street high flyer. Gamsby is honest with the reader in that this is not his forte but ‘here is what he does know to be fact’. Added to this there are over 100 helpful url links to provide you with the latest information on a range of income earning related topics. All in all this book is a very worthwhile investment.