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The Biggest Threat to Your Life Savings – Forbes

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I am terrified of aging only because I would not be able to take care of myself. It’s disappointing that the USA, my home country, really doesn’t have a plan to take care of the elderly as medical costs increase everyday. Medical only kicks in after you’ve exhausted all your assets.

“But no matter how good a job you’ve done accumulating assets, we’re all just one illness or injury away from losing it all.”

Take preventive measures people, with your health as well as your assets.

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Written by Laurie

January 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

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Top 15 Causes of Death

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Heart disease and cancer are still the top two killers in the United States. When will people realize that they need to take care of themselves? I understand that they can be inherited but you can always take preventive actions… Like not eating Twinkies!!

Think of this on your next birthday…
“The risk of homicide declines with age, and the risk of death by disease increases”

Written by Laurie

January 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm

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Relationships

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@theRealKiyosaki: In life, we don’t get to choose our family. But in business, you have the fortunate option to choose with whom you will be in relationship.

This quote really hit home because it’s been rough with my family recently. It’s gotten to the point where I’m barely on speaking terms with some of my siblings and I don’t even want to go home for Chinese New Year. Sighs.. but what to do?

In the business sense, I wish I could find a good partner or partners. But how do you know?? How do you know how they will react even six months into the business?? How can you gather that trust to work with another person?

Written by Laurie

January 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

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How to Live

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Sing like no one’s listening,
Love like you’ve never been hurt
Dance like nobody’s watching, and
Live like it’s heaven on earth.

– Mark Twain

…if only everyone lived this way.

Written by Laurie

January 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm

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Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

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OK so I am a little late 😀

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS:

  1. Eat less salt
  2. Cut the negativity in my life in order to live happier 🙂
  3. Learn how to live by a budget :X
  4. Go to a new city at least twice a month to see more of my home state!
  5. Officially launch my two entrepreneurial endeavors!! (Watch out!!)
  6. Pick up the ukulele at least once a week.
  7. Blog on WordPress daily!

Let me know if you have any advice or suggestions!

Written by Laurie

January 7, 2012 at 11:04 am

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10 Year Anniversary

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I can’t believe today marks the ten year anniversary of the Pentagon and the Twin Towers. It seems like it happened not too long ago. I remember walking in late to first period and seeing everyone out of their seats; something was wrong, I could feel it. I saw that the TV was on and at that moment I saw the planes crashing into the towers. I remember thinking… Is this real?? I reached for a classmate and asked if it was a movie…

My parents migrated to this country so that we could do more with our lives as well as have security in our safety. I never thought that we would ever be victims of a terrorist
attack. The U.S. government has done so much these past 10 years to increase our safety but quite honestly, how much we can do to prevent these events?

My heart goes out to all the victims and their families…

Written by Laurie

September 12, 2011 at 12:57 am

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WikiLeaks does it again!

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But why did it have to be on diplomacy? I believe in government transparency but not when it places American diplomats in danger. This incident only adds to the mess… I hope the world is ready for it! Read the article here.

Written by Laurie

November 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm

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