About Mommy Khorry
Hi, I am Khorry Carlos, the mommy behind Mom on Watch blog.
This is my beautiful family that inspires me to always be intentional and to give my best in everything I do. I am a blessed wife to my loving husband, Victor and a proud mom to my two cute little ones, Ate Belle and Bonbon.
Just like you, I have a lot of roles to perform each day. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, a friend, a leader, a boss, a mompreneur, an employee and most importantly, a servant of Christ. Of course, it is such a great honor and joy to be in all of these hats. But let us just be honest,mommygers(mommy managers) there are also times that these roles can become so overwhelming. There are times that I find myself doing a lot of things at the same time but actually finishing nothing.
So, it is my goal for myself this year, to eliminate overwhelm and become intentional in everything I do.
About Mom on Watch
I started this blog to document our journey and to be accountable to our decision to really make our way out of debt fast. Since it is our goal early this year (2018) to buy our own dream house for our growing family, we finally decided to pay off all our debt so we can start saving for our house and for our children’s future.
Our debt is mostly composed of things that we or should I say, I ( since mostly it was me) did out of stupidity. Some people may regard it as good debt since the loans and credit cards were used to fund our business but it is still a debt. At the end of the day, we will still be forced to settle and make payments for it. Although, our business still exists, up to this day, we are not really getting enough returns to compensate for the interests incurred by the loans and credit cards.
When we decided to pay off all our non-mortgage debts, we have a total of P 1,065,000 remaining balance not including the interest. Below is the breakdown of these debts.
- BDO Car Loan – P 65,000 remaining balance
- BPI Personal Loan – P 85,000 remaining balance
- Citibank Credit Card –P 90,000 remaining balance
- BPI Credit Card (Mine) – P 98,000 remaining balance
- Citibank Personal Loan 1 – P 175,000 remaining balance
- BPI Credit Card (Hubby)- P 167,000 remaining balance
- Citibank Personal Loan 2 – P 395,000 remaining balance
Every month is a struggle for us to make the ends meet. There are so many things that were cut out of our budget ever since. Mommygers, ang sakit sa ulo at sa dibdib!
I was not using wisdom at that time because I was so eager to get rich quick that my actions boomerang to me and my family.
The bible is always right.
“Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.” – Proverbs 13:11
Though it was a humbling experience, I am blessed that God humbled and disciplined me. I know so much better now; been there and done that. I will not go back. Never again that I will borrow money from loans and credit cards just to immediately gratify myself and keep up with others. Late gratification is one of the keys to financial independence.
“But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.” – Job 5:17
Goal of MonOnWatch.com
It has been several months now since my husband and I made that decision to get out of debt and be financially free. We worked doubly hard this year, did our research and made efforts to take control of our finances. Today, to God be the glory, we are more than halfway to paying our debt worth P 1,065,000 and it is my turn to pay it forward.
The goal of this blog is to help you, hardworking mommygers become better in managing your home and money. I will share information, experiences, the things I learned and tips. I will share also resources that our family still use to this day so you can help your families to get out of debt without the overwhelm. It is also the goal of this blog to glorify our faithful God who is our source and the reason why I am still standing strong today.
Thanks for dropping by mommyger.
Don’t forget to like Mom On Watch PH on Facebook. Subscribe to this blog if you don’t want to miss a post on family and finances from me each week. Promise, I will not spam you with emails and your information will not be sold or shared.
If you have a question that I can help you with, feel free to leave me a note below. I would love to help you with it in the best way I can.