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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Some of Favorite Blog Posts

I want to share some of my favorite blog posts that I have written over the years. I like these as I can recall how I researched and worked hard to write and sound so much better through my writing:-) I am very impatient, as soon as I finish with my draft I want to publish it right away. But I do take time to full research and learn more about the subject before start writing it.

How To Slash Your Bills and Get Your Expenses Under Control

Giving Thanks: How Gratitude Can Improve Your Life 

How To Fight Driving Fatigue

English Idioms and Its Meaning

How To Be An Effective Listener 

How To Make Baba Ganoush: Eggplant Recipe

Last Minute Frugal Gift Ideas

12 Ways for Random Act Of Kindness

Oh my, going back to my blog posts of over 170 articles, I do like many of my old posts. It is tough to pick out of your own kids, I feel same way about my writing too. I guess I will have to come back and share more later.

Friday, January 11, 2013

New Posts Worth Reading

Now that I write on my main blog, I hardly check or write here. I was surprised to find that I was still getting trickles of visitors on my blogger blog so thought of sharing some of my posts that might be an interest to some of you.

How To Deal With Negative People

5 More Tips To Save Money

5 Money Savings Tips

Top 10 Must See Romantic Movies 

50 Ways To Show Your Love

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

10 life lessons I wished I had learned earlier

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
-George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1910)

No one is born with all knowledge, we all learn various things through out of life journey. Our first learning is through our parents, then teachers, our friends, our neighbors, co-workers, relatives, or some of even learn through other people’s success or failures from history.

Best way we learn thing is by doing; by practicing until we get it right. We learn from our own past behaviors and experience. Some times we make mistakes and keep correcting our ways until we get it right. Mistakes are not bad things, as long as we learn from it. It is human thing to make mistakes and I am very human, because I have made many mistakes and making some right now too. Only thing is I may not know it.

However, here are few lessons I wished I had learned it sooner. If I had, my life would have been more balanced sooner. I would be living much more zen life that much earlier. I know I still have a long ways to go and learn more lessons in the life. Life is a journey through living and learning.

1. Only person you can change is yourself.
I had tried in past to change behavior of my friends, or family members based on what I thought was proper ways to do things. However, in end it did not work. We are all ready to change when we want change ourselves. Need and desire for change has to come from within. Without it, no matter how good and convincing thought is, people will not change until they want to change themselves.

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No Spend Month Challenge

I did no spend month challenge 2 years in row, once I succeeded and other time I failed. Here is my first year's month end recap and what lessons I learned:

Now that August is here, here is a recap of our No Spend Month Challenge with its final update and lessons and take away from this No Spend experiment:
This July we did No Spend Month experiment to see if our family of four, living in Northern California can survive with only $300: For groceries, eating out, cleaning, gardening supply, entertainment (books, movies, etc), Gas for cars, Any repairs, clothing and accessories and other items.

31 days

4 people


To see recap on what is No Spend month and with Monday’s weekly updates on how we did, check out the posts below for more details.
No Spend Moth Challenge: Introduction $0
No Spend Month Challenge: Update 1 Money Spent 1st week: $104.73
No Spend Month Challenge: Update 2 Money Spent 2nd week: $33.72
No Spend Month Challenge: Update 3 Money spent 3rd week: $97.15
No Spend Month Challenge: Update 4 Money spent4th week: $18.50

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Learning From History

I wrote about learning from history (3 part series) and you will see part of here why learning from history is cool.

This is a third part of series on why it is cool to learn from history. Here we will take a light hearted look at history with famous saying quotes from wise and famous people from our past. Hope you enjoy it.
Click now to read Why learning from history is cool : Part 1
Click now to read Why learning from history is cool : Part 2
Quotes on history

Professor Johnston often said that if you didn’t know history, you didn’t know anything.  You were a leaf that didn’t know it was part of a tree.  ~Michael Crichton
We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn’t think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.  ~Dick Gregory
History is herstory, too. (His-Story is Her-story too) ~Author Unknown
History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man.  ~Percy Bysshe Shelley
If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.  ~Pearl Buck
History is philosophy teaching by examples.  ~Thucydides,

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