Is Dating Draining Your Bank Account? Consider Vietnam.

In places with a high cost of living, such as Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco, dating can seem like an unnecessary expense. Though these cities never want for entertainment, their respective restaurant and bar scenes make simple dates like dinner and a drink seem like ill-advised investments. Perhaps that’s one reason why… Read More

4 Low-cost Exercise Ideas to Help You Stay Fit This Summer

Low-cost exercise? Yes, please! Warming temperatures and longer days are reminding us of our upcoming summer vacations and those holiday pounds we’re yet to shed. And it turns out, a healthy and active lifestyle isn’t just good for your body, it’s also good for your wallet. A balanced diet and regular exercise can help you… Read More

7 of the Coolest Festivals Around the World

Whether traveling or at home, festivals are a great opportunity to immerse yourself in new cultures and traditions. Check out our list of the coolest festivals around the world: King Hung Temple Festival Vietnam – April Taking place in the third lunar month, the King Hung Temple Festival is a traditional Vietnamese celebration that honors… Read More

Celebrating Tết: How Vietnam Rings in the New Year

America’s New Year festivities subsided over a month ago, but in Vietnam they’re just concluding their celebrations. Tết Nguyên Đán is Sino-Vietnamese for “Feast of the First Morning of the First Day” and celebrates the arrival of the spring season. Called Tết for short, the festival begins on the first day of the new lunar… Read More

Traveling to Vietnam: Things to Eat, Drink and See

As we roll out our launch, a few of our U.S. employees have been traveling to Vietnam to assist our team there. It’s a country that is embracing technology, and recently the New Economics Foundation even rated it the 5th happiest country in the world. Happy people in a thriving country seem to go hand-in-hand…. Read More

5 Things to Do in Vietnam That Won’t Break the Bank

You’ll find many awesome things to do in Vietnam, but we picked five to get you started. As Vietnam continues attracting foreign investors and growing its economy, its popularity as a travel destination is increasing. Encompassed in this diverse region are secluded coral reef beaches, uninterrupted sand dunes, Amazonian-like jungles and foggy mountain ranges where… Read More

Remittances Flow into Vietnam with More Force Than the Mekong

Remittances Give a Major Boost to Vietnam’s Growing Economy So what are remittances anyway? A remittance is when a foreign worker transfers money to an individual, usually a relative, in their home country. They compete with international aid as one of the largest sources of external finance for developing countries. Vietnam is quickly becoming known as… Read More

Money Can’t Buy Happiness. Or Can It? Ask the 5th Happiest Country in the World.

Vietnam Ranks Fifth in the Happy Planet Index There’s a popular saying that money can’t buy happiness, but an objective look at how the quality of life has risen for Vietnamese in relation to their economic progress might cause one to reconsider that assertion. Vietnam ranked fifth in the Happy Planet Index report, which assesses… Read More