One prominent part of the Filipino culture that, I carry here in the US — is to take care of our parents no matter what. Being physically far is not a license to forget them, and live comfortably whilst they suffer from poverty. I am talking about sending money to our folks. If you are a Filipino, you understand what I mean. To be fair to my husband, I do not get the money I send from our income as a couple. With the help of blog marketing, I am able to fulfill my responsibility without disrespecting the culture that he lives.
For many months now, I have been using Xoom.Com in transferring money to them. It’s affordable and accessible. All I need is my Paypal account and Internet connection. Just recently, I discovered another means of money transfer – this time, cheaper and more convenient. I am talking about UnionBank’s EON CyberAccount. The good news is – you can use its ATM card to withdraw funds from your PayPal account. From PayPal(US) to PayPal (Philippines) transfer, it’s free. At a minimal amount, they can withdraw the money at any VISA-accredited ATM machine in the Philippines. Sweet, isn’t it?
One flaw of this though – the process is complicated. It needs a techie hand to do it. But if you want the easy way, just use Xoom. I am just giving options here, and I am not advertising.