What They Say About The “OMG” Personal Finance Book For OFWs


A personal finance book does not only help OFWs, like me, to budget our hard-earned money. It also empower us to get out of debt, save for retirement and equip us with confidence in money-related situations and decisions.

OMG! OFW’s Money is Gone is a finance book that tackles my personal financial struggles and on how I was able to free myself in the quagmire of being broke.

Here are what people say about OMG!:

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“This book is both an educational and heartwarming read. Through his own life story, Jun will tell you all about the financial struggles of an OFW; and how he was able to overcome them with the right mindset, proper financial education, and unwavering faith in God.

Fitz Villafuerte, RFP
Blogger, Investor, Entrepreneur and Author

 “This amazing book has everything you need to change your financial life.”

                                                      Bo Sanchez
Bestselling Author and Preacher

“Insightful and informative — a must read for every OFW who doesn’t want to be an OFW forever.”

Karl Kaufman
Editor, GMA News Online Pinoy Abroad

 “The first basic law of money is Pay yourself first. This is easier said than done because it is difficult to deprive oneself of immediate gratification, and so a lot of us end up with nothing even after long years of working. Our OFWs are in a special situation. Most, if not all, delay their gratification but they still end up leaving nothing for themselves. A combination of over-giving, pre-occupation with appearances (they’re working abroad so they must show abundance), unrealistic expectations from family, and other behavioral challenges all contribute to the dismal situation of our OFWs facing OMG! In this book, Jun Amparo generously shares his knowledge and experiences in the hope of helping his fellow OFWs become good stewards of money.”

Rose Fres Fausto
FQ Mom, Writer, Speaker
Coach, Behavioural Economist

“This book will surely guide and teach you the proper way of handling your finances, making wise decisions and achieve your goals in life. Having this book is a must for each and every OFW!”

                                                             James Bryan Cruzat
Assistant Manager, Toys R Us, Winnipeg, Canada

“Money makes the world go round, but many people don’t understand how it works, especially OFWs, and they pay the consequences. This book teaches, leads, and enlightens using practical tips on financial management.”           

Sandro Dela Roca
Former COO and Blogger, OFW from Israel

“Jun Amparo’s book is a wakeup call for all of us – OFWs. This book contains many practical tips on how we should manage our finances as OFWs.”

Redge Sausa
Secondary School Principal
Saint John Mary International School, Thailand

“I was amazed by the number of topics he wrote about “Money.” God has given him the talent and time to share. It was well-written, contained and included sound practical advice.”

                                                       Engr. Jovie Nonato
Cost Consultant at Turner and Townsend, Qatar

“With the evolution of technology, we need to consider some other important things to buy aside from gadgets. We need to be wise enough on how we spend our hard-earned money because being an OFW is not permanent. This book is a great reminder, especially for OFWs.”

                                                        Jose B. Sabosa Jr.
Network Engineer, Mossad Services Pte. Ltd., Singapore

“OMG is a practical, highly readable guide of the financial struggles of an OFW and how educating ourselves in managing our finances and our faith in God can help us turn our dreams into reality.”

John Patrick Benliro
The Pinoy Legacy, Online Filipino Magazine in Thailan

“This book is a notable achievement in the OFW community, reminding its readers of our modern-day heroes’ valuable contribution to our country at the same time recognizing the sacrifices they have to make for the sake of their loved ones. At a time when a significant number of OFWs come home with almost nothing to show for their hard work abroad, Jun’s book offers an inspiring set of guidelines on how OFWs can successfully manage their finances. The lessons in this book are made more relevant and heartfelt by the author’s narration of his own personal struggle—and eventual success—as a migrant worker.   All OFWs and their families should read this book.”

George Amurao
Editor, KaleidoScope Magazine
Mahidol University International College, Thailand

 “Phenomenal anthology of timeless financial management tips. A must-read guide to success and cautionary tale for failure. ‘OMG! OFW’s Money is Gone’ has it all!”

Dr. Mercy Salvacion
Broadcaster and Educator
Sengdara International Bilingual School, Laos

 “Being an OFW myself, reading the book has been a moving and enlightening experience. This is a must-read book for all Filipino workers around the globe and for those who are still planning to join the OFW bandwagon.”

Lorenzo M. Caballes, Jr.
Former President, The Filipino Council of Phitsanulok
Co-Founder of The Pinoy Legacy, Thailand

 “Well-written, inspiring! Reading this book will change your life!”

Marlon Sipe
Educator and Community Leader, Thailand

“This book is practically sums up everything every overseas Filipino workers need to know about saving money for the future. The issues and solutions presented by the author who is an OFW himself will surely provide relief to many of our modern day heroes who are still struggling financially after many years of working abroad.”

Jezreel Mallari
Founder of Pinoy Thaiyo, Thailand

 “Insights drawn from this book will enlighten an OFW to become wiser and work smarter away from home.”

 Nelly Palpallatoc
President , OFW QuickServAnts United for DU30

“This is One of the best books that I highly recommend, particularly OFWs who are willing to achieve their financial stability.”

Ireneo Capua
Entrepreneur and Network Marketing Top Executive, Dubai

“We recognize our selfless OFWs as modern heroes because of their goal to give better future for their families. However, we must also give them opportunities to have better future on their own. Through reading of this book, our OFWs and their families will be more well equipped in terms of financial education.”

Roy Ventura
Philam Life Unit Manager
Founder of Ventura Investment Group

 “Thank you Jun Amparo for sharing your knowledge on how to handle our finances. OMG is a must-read book for all Filipino workers around the globe!”

Digna Frago
New York, New York

“I’ve been in Thailand for 15 years and I work closely with many Filipinos who are working as teachers and I have seen that most of them have a common struggle of managing their finances. I highly recommend this book to every OFW.”

Tong Largado
Full-time Missionary, Thailand

 “Jun was able to deliver the message that every financially-struggling OFW has to hear. There’s no better life and money teacher for OFWs than a fellow OFW like Jun.”

Burn Gutierrez
Author and Blogger
Chairman of Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy

 “Very informative, and brilliantly written. Prof. Jun Amparo’s book is an entrepreneur’s handbook where he covered the twin action of savings and investment. To realize the greatest value of an OFW’s hard-earned money, he must save and engage in an entrepreneurial activity. Congratulations Jun!”

Dr. Robert F. Galindez
President, St Roberts Group of Companies

 “JUN writes from his heart. This is an important element in this book.  Most personal finance books are for general audiences, this one is written for the millions of Overseas Filipino Heroes. I entreat you to journey with Jun in learning and unlearning traits and habits in regard to making your purpose as an OFW a fruitful one. This journey will also make you a responsible steward of God’s blessings for more to come.”

Dr. Alvin Ang
Professor of Economics, Ateneo De Manila University

“This book is exceptional. It is everything every OFW needs to change their attitude and management toward their hard-earned money. It’s practical, doable and it teaches the principles to achieve financial success despite several odds. Definitely a must-have.”

Maricor Bunal
COO, Loansolutions.ph, Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2017

PS: I will be at the Filipino Community Leaders’ Congress scheduled on 19-20 October as one of the speakers. My book OMG! OFW’s Money is Gone is going to be available for purchase with my personal note of thanks. See you there!

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Jun Amparo

Jun Amparo

JUN AMPARO is the author of two inspirational books about personal finance and marriage.  He is nominated as Huwarang OFW 2019 organized by The 700 Club Asia and is pursuing his doctoral study in education. Presently, he is working as a university counselor and lecturer at Asia-Pacific International University in Thailand.