Why I’m Staying In The Philippines
(Updated 12 November 2018)
A few days back I published an article here where I made a huge error in the title. I never should have used the word “Final”. Never say “never” or “final” or “ultimate” unless you have an iron-clad assure that this will actually BE your final word.
Also, I published this article (below) recently as well, detailing why (at this time) moving back to the USA was not the right decision for my wife and me.
Well Here’s The Thing With “Final”
One of the major things I talked about in those two articles was the ridiculous costs for many things in the USA, compared with what I have to pay here in the Philippines.
Even though I paid all the charges on the three different US-based credit cards I used on the US trip, I found out I wasn’t quite done just yet
Final Charges are like Final Decisions.
They ain’t necessarily so.
Along came a charge on the US credit card I had used to rent a car in the Philippines. Even though I had a receipt from that company, issued when the car was turned in that said “Final Charges”, I now find I have to pay more than $122 USD for “Airport Taxes and Usage Fees”.
If anyone has read the first article on the is subject you’ll recall I pointed out this “wonderful” practice being carried out by many US cities to screw the visitor, after the fact. [Read more…] about Another Article On Why I’m Staying In The Philippines