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Words & People – Some Matter But Others Don’t

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling … Sometimes its easy to be affected by the things that people say to us. I recall having used to take in whatever opinions everyone had of me. After some time though, I realized that I was gradually starting to live a…

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Is Your House an Asset?

“Managing your own property can be a full-time job.” – Robert Kiyosaki Is the house you stay in an asset? Or is it not? This might be an important question to ask as one’s views towards their properties can greatly influence their actions and management of the related finances, which is more often than not,…

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Thoughts of A Retail Value Investor

“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” – Warren Buffett It’s really exciting… the first time you see the money in the investment account. Waiting for action. I remember vividly how it felt like, purchasing my very first stake in Wells Fargo & Co. You just can’t wait to get started, hoping for it to turn out…

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Successful People Who Just Didn’t Quit

  ‘Never, never, never give up.’ – Winston Churchill .. He was already in his mid-60s. His business has waned due to a new highway that snatched traffic away from his restaurant. All that’s left is a small house, an old car and a recipe for fried chicken that he had created . And he…

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How to Tell if Someone is Ready for a Relationship

. ‘It doesn’t take much to be in love. But it takes a lot to be in a relationship.’ – Anonymous . Recently, a friend of mine was sharing with me about this guy that she had been going out with for almost a year. A guy that she really likes. She makes soup for him when he’s ill. They…

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Reflections to kickstart 2014 with a Bang!

“Life’s a Journey; not a Destination.“  – Steven Tyler, Aerosmith . The year is drawing to a close. For some, the year whizzed by in an instant. For others, it couldn’t have been longer, right friends and colleagues? Feelin’ a little richer? Happier? Or not? Its been a real rollercoaster year for me. Lots of ups…