How to File Your Taxes as Newlyweds

You’ve just gotten married. Life is wonderful. Perhaps your honeymoon involved climbing glaciers in Iceland or maybe you went island hopping in the Philippines, and now you’re just settling into life as newlyweds. Things start to simmer, you find your rhythm, and you’ve accomplished what many people consider to be the ultimate success; creating a family.

Now that your first year together is ending, the tax season is upon you. You’ve heard that people sometimes get married simply for ‘tax purposes’ and you’re wondering exactly what those are, or what the process is like when you’re just married. Wonder no more, lovebirds—we’ll answer those questions below.

How to file your taxes as newlyweds

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Planner Spotlight: Belle de Jour 2019 Power Planner

Belle de Jour Power Planner’s theme for this year is “Make Today Magical”, this was revealed during the BDJ Launch Weekend at the Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons weeks ago. BDJ 2019 reinforces the need for a paradigm shift. When you change the way you think and how you perceive things, you change the way you live—and magic happens.

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Celebrate #ChristmaSMoments at SM Supermalls

Countless Christmas moments await the whole family as SM Supermalls marks the month of November with the Super World of Joy Christmas launches, inviting everyone to experience the spirit of a joyful Christmas with new and fun-filled activities happening all throughout November and December till the first week of January in all SM malls across the country.

ChristmaSMoments at SM Supermalls Photo

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Eatigo Kicks Off Halloween with Scarily Good Treats

Much can be said about Halloween and its many delicious treats, but Eatigo is adding more. Known for sky-high discounts on thousands of restaurants all over Asia, the app is bringing in more reasons to enjoy this scarily good holiday, starting off with the best part—heaps and heaps of heavenly food.

Pancake House eatigo

Kicking off a breakfast favorite is Pancake House. Opening the door is like returning to your childhood with the delicious waft of pancakes, chicken, waffles, and coffee in the air. No wonder it’s been around for years. The cult-favorite restaurant has every breakfast staple customers want in spades.

Peri Peri eatigo

Another setting perfect for gatherings is Peri Peri Charcoal Chicken. The pièce de résistance is of course, their spit-fired chicken grilled to perfection, but also the customized sauces and marinade they serve to satiate every diners’ palate. Really, it’s a win-win for everyone.

Big Guys pizza eatigo

No one does big more than Big Guys pizza. Ooey gooey mozzarella cheese slapped on huge-freshly baked dough, drizzled with pepperoni, pineapples, olives, and so many more delicious toppings that even out on a huge, ready-to-share box of pizza.

UMA UMA ramen eatigo

Take a step back into Uma Uma Ramen’s 60-year old recipe. With the rainy season upon us, find comfort in a steaming bowl of robust noodles and aromatic tonkotsu stock that is also MSG-free. There are many flavors to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with the classic Uma Uma Ramen which is to put it simply, divine.

Sentro 1771 eatigo

A modern and sophisticated restaurant serving up favorite local dishes is Sentro 1771. Beautiful wooden interiors and warm lighting welcomes customers, inviting them to sit down and have a hearty meal. They are best known for their famous Sinigang na Corned Beef, as well as the Fried Kesong Puti, Adobo Catfish Flakes, and Rated GG.

Hungry yet? All these fine restaurants are readily available on Eatigo and all you have to do is download the app, sign up, and start browsing for awesome deals. Now that’s our kind of treat!

Italian Restaurant Upper East Side – A Dining Affair

The Upper East Side region is famous for the wide range of eateries and joints that offer local as well as international cuisine. The locals know the real ‘hot spots’ of ritzy bars and eateries where you can dine in comfort and enjoy sumptuous meals fit for a king. If you need authentic Italian cuisine then here’s where to find it https://www.lexrestaurant.com.

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Fun Christmas gifts for a season full of love, luck, and laughter

Gift giving—in its many, varied forms—is a huge part of the holidays. It’s not about getting gifts or material possessions; it’s a reflection of the season’s underlying values of generosity, thoughtfulness, and love.

The act of getting the perfect gift for your loved ones has its own rewards. The idea of surprising them on Christmas Eve is even more enjoyable. But “fun” becomes stressful when you find yourself in the middle of an overwhelmingly large crowd inside a mall, clueless about what gift to buy for them.

Fun Christmas gifts for a season full of love, luck, and laughter

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Win a free trip to Bangkok, Tokyo, or Hong Kong thru the BIC Amazing Asia Getaway!

Do you want to go to the three most popular destinations in Asia?

Our neighbor and a top-of-the-mind choice for quick weekend getaways, Hong Kong is a small but adventure-packed country that attracts travelers all over the world. Of course, there are the favorites—Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, and the breathtaking view at The Peak—but there is also something to be said about the richness of their culture.

Bangkok, Thailand may be known for traffic jams but still an opulent and incredibly fascinating destination. Go temple hopping and ride the city’s iconic 3-wheel ride, Tuk Tuk.

Tokyo, Japan is a place that is probably on top of everyone’s bucket list. Revel in the madness of Shibuya crossing; eat at the best and first Michelin-starred ramen restaurant in the world, Tsuta Tokyo; catch the latest trends and indulge in style at Harajuku; snap a photo with the beautiful cherry blossoms; stand upon the city’s tallest tower, Tokyo Skytree, and see through its glass floors; take a trip down history to the Imperial Palace, home to the Emperor of Japan; and, if you have time, make your way to Osaka and get lost in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

bic amazing asia getaway

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Lazada and Unilever Philippines Shop2Give campaign

I got this invite with my name on it last week for Lazada and Unilever Shop2Give Campaign, isn’t it adorable?

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Express yourself with Ever Bilena x Kris Aquino Matte Liquid Lipsticks

You can now express more of yourself through your lips with these 5 new Ever Bilena x Kris Matte Liquid Lipsticks. It comes in 5 universally flattering shades.

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Pretzelmaker: Now rolling in Festival Mall, Alabang

Pretzelmaker, home of the world’s best soft pretzel from the US, opened its first branch in Asia at Festival Mall, Alabang. Since 1991, Pretzelmaker has been rolling out freshly-baked and handcrafted pretzels – with a twist.

pretzelmaker alabang philippines

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