Discover: how to edit your categories in

I’m considered myself as a newbie on For some reason, I typed in a capitalized category by mistake and want to edit it to be lowercase. I can’t edit or rename the category at the same place I created it.

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the mistake made when creating the category for my post

After half an hour searching through my dashboard, I solved this issue and I hope it will benefit those newbies on like me.

First, save your post as a draft (it is expected that your post should be saved automatically by Go to “My Sites” and scroll all the way down to the bottom of the sidebar. You should see the “Settings” tab.

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scroll all the way down and you can find “Settings” tab

Once you’ve clicked the “Settings” tab, click on Writing > Categories. That’s where you can edit your categories. You can also add new categories in this section if you wish.


Hope you will find this post useful to you. If you have any suggestion, please leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading.

baby stories, money

Awesome benefit for Malaysian babies born in January 2018 onwards

1   ADAM50 (Amanah Dana Anak Malaysia 2050)

For Malaysia babies born from the year 2018 until the year 2022, they will receive a FREE RM200 worth of unit trust incentive. According to ASNB (Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad), the main objective of ADAM50 is to encourage savings and investment of Malaysians from the early age, by distributing free incentive units as initial investment capital.

This RM200 free unit trust incentive will be credited to ASB (Amanah Saham Bumiputera) for Bumiputera babies or AS1M (Amanah Saham 1Malaysia) for non-Bumiputera babies once registration is completed.

The good thing is parents can make additional units to the babies’ account until reaching the maximum limit set by ASNB.

Amanah Dana Anak Malaysia 2050

For more information, please visit the ASNB website.

2   Skim Insentif Kelahiran Anak for babies from Kedah

This scheme consists of a financial aid amounting to RM100. To qualify for this scheme, your babies must

  • Be a Malaysia citizen who is born in Kedah.
  • The parents must be born in Kedah and reside in Kedah.
  • A parent who is not originally from Kedah but has resided for more than 5 years and is registered voter who is voting district is in Kedah.

For more information, please visit the Kedah government website.

3   Program Anak Emas Pulau Pinang for babies from Penang

This program promises a one-off help of RM200. In order to qualify for this, your babies must

  • Be born as a Malaysian citizen.
  • One of the parents must be a registered voter who is voting district is in Penang.

For more information, please visit the Penang government website.

4   TAWAS for babies from Selangor

Babies from Selangor will be eligible for RM1500 upon reaching the age of 18 years old. There are 3 ways that your babies can qualify for TAWAS:

Condition 1

  • Be a Malaysia citizen that born in or outside of the Selangor from 1st January 2008.
  • Have a mother or father who was born in Selangor or KL before 1st February 1974.

Condition 2

  • Be a Malaysia citizen that born in or outside of the Selangor from 1st January 2008.
  • Parents who are not born in Selangor but have been residing in Selangor for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Have been officially certified as Selangor resident.

Condition 3

  • Be a Malaysia citizen that born outside Selangor but within the same district that borders the Selangor state from 1st January 2008.
  • Parents are certified a permanent resident of Selangor by the official certification from the Ketua Kampung, Penghulu and Pengerusi Taman Perumahan of the area.

For more information, please visit the TAWAS website.

In conclusion, I hope you have found some useful information for your future baby’s planning. For me, I don’t live in any of the states mentioned above, thus I’m only entitled to the ADAM50. The best thing I can do right now is to create a saving account for my baby to provide them a better financial future.

Are there any benefit schemes for your baby in your country? Share with me your thoughts and ideas in the comment section below.


Money I made doing online surveys

I’m always looking for different ways to earn money online so I can increase my personal income. More and more people are discovering that the internet is a big place full of potential to earn money – and we can get started earning money right now.

I would like to talk about making money with paid online surveys. I first heard that you could be paid for online surveys about 4 years ago. I signed up some survey sites, did a few surveys with limited success. As time went on I found I was receiving more offers, and in the end, I received my first online income in the year 2014.

There are now lots of legitimate survey sites that allow you to make money doing surveys. Nevertheless, I couldn’t join some of the reliable survey sites due to my location (I’m from Malaysia). Even there are some local survey sites, I couldn’t find any better than this. This is an easy way to make the additional income. It is little, but still, I  used it to pay my first blogging site on

I’m sharing with you what I’ve learned about doing online paid surveys and how you can be successful and get paid!

To have success the first step for you is to find legitimate paid survey offers. You may search on the internet and you can find lots of survey sites which have been reviewed by users.

The only survey site I joined is Global Test Market and this is my recent income from this survey site.

my recent PayPal payments from Global Test Market
my recent PayPal payments from Global Test Market
  • 4931 LifePoints = $10 (updated July 2018)
  • You can redeem LifePoints with PayPal and vouchers

If you want to consistently get paid for doing surveys, you need to

  1. Be consistent – if you want to get paid to do surveys regularly, you need to prove you’re up to the task. It shows that you take the offers seriously and you’re still alive and ready for more surveys. Better quality offers will come in the future.
  2. Be honest – the survey sites will cross check you. I treat those offers seriously. From my point of view, someone is really paying me to take part in research and although I’m only doing it for money, I still need to be honest so I can help those researchers to get reliable data.

In conclusion, it does require some effort to get paid by doing online surveys. You need to fill in your profile entirely after signing up. This will immediately filter out surveys that not suitable for you and pave the way for real offers that pay money.

If you participate in any legitimate survey sites which allow residents from Malaysia to join, please leave a comment here. Your recommendation is much appreciated!


3 reasons why I use personal plan

I use Personal Plan to build my site, A journey to freedom. You may wonder why I choose instead of since most of the companies and bloggers are using as their hosting site. Here are some reasons that lead me to the decision.

1   I’m not tech-savvy

I’m not so familiar with the technical stuff, for example, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and etc. I want to run a simple blog and hoping my hosting provider can manage my entire site. With the paid plan on, there are no worries when it comes to maintenance. In addition, HTML and CSS knowledge are not necessary for me to have my blog here. This is incredibly helpful for me because I don’t have enough time to maintain my website (due to my 9-to-5 job).

2   It is affordable compared to other solutions

With as low as $4 per month (billed yearly which is $48), I can get my free custom domain name ( and Jetpack (a powerful plugin including SEO, spam protection, social sharing, site stats, and etc.). The most important thing is, I can get more storage space and there are no ads. Considering my financial status now, this is the best plan for me to start up my own blog and online business. Anyhow, I still can upgrade my plan to move forward after I get more income and more traffic online. Personal Plan
I paid $48 to build my blog on

3   It is more user-friendly

I used Blogspot Blogger platform and free plan before during my study time. From my point of view, is much more user-friendly. Some large corporations such as CNN, NBC, Sony, and BBC are using this hosting service too. It has the excellent all-in-one solution, tons of beautiful designs and dozens of widgets. For me, it is highly customizable and has the best blogging interface. Such tools offered by personal plan is extremely useful for me as a newbie at blogging.
I use Personal Plan to build my blog

Have you built a website with or WordPress. org or any other hosting sites? Let me know in the comments below!


How to budget: calculate monthly income and expenses

Making a budget is the most important step I can take to make a clear view of my financial status. What exactly is budgeting? It is the details of spending you intend to make. It estimates how much money will come in during the months ahead and it allocates enough money to cover expenditures such as housing, insurance, and food. A good budget also includes our regular savings.

I used to have my ledger to record my income and expenditures. I stopped it due to the lack of encouragement from my family and friends who rely on guesswork or wish list of things they’d like to buy without having a long-term financial plan. Before long, my expenses easily outstrip my earning leading to a financial meltdown.

I am a teacher. I usually ask my students to make an outline before they began writing the term papers in school. In my opinion, a budget is like that,

A plan for where my money will go before I earn it.

It won’t protect you and me from disasters, but it can help us avoid them. We need to be honest when we get ready to budget.

To start, I go for paperless and open a new spreadsheet on Google Drive (you can choose any platform that convenient to you). You can keep budgets on paper, but there are also lots of apps and software that can help you plan your cash flow more efficiently.

I choose to use the spreadsheet on Google Drive because I can easily share it with my husband, and easy to manage through my phone. When it comes to a budget, forget about pre-tax earnings. I just record the only income that my family can spend or save.

It is difficult to remember all of my monthly expenses. I start by listing out the bills my family pay regularly each month. These will include:

  • mortgage and rent
  • auto expenses
  • student loans
  • mobile data plan subscription

After this, I’ve also listed the other variable expenses including:

  • utility bills (electric & water)
  • gas and tolls
  • groceries and eating out

Now I’ve identified all of my expenses. Here is an overview of my family monthly budget:

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my household monthly budget in 2018

Luckily, my household income still exceeds my expenses and there is a little surplus money. However, my budgeted expenditures are about 95% of my family income! That’s mean I still need to cut down 5% of spending to make sure the expenditures are lower than 90%. God Bless Me……

OKAY! Now I know how much money I can deposit into my savings account as a backup, and what I need to do is to control my spending and manage my budget starting from NOW.

By the way, my family will have a new member coming soon at the beginning of August…