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Thursday, September 2, 2010


"Whenever you take out a large loan for any reason, you’re essentially mortgaging your future earnings. Starting your independent life tens of thousands of dollars in debt (before factoring in things like car payments, housing, wedding-related costs, etc) is a major burden that most college students simply don’t consider before enrollment.
The primary reason people spend decades working in jobs they hate is to pay off personal debt. Fortunately, you have a choice in how you go about educating yourself – a choice that can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your life."

 Read the whole article here:

(From the comments section of this article:  "#3 is the key for me. It’s the difference between to learn and to be taught. The former is active and the latter passive. The skill of being a good learner/researcher has been more valuable than the information I gained in college. Information has to be updated constantly to keep knowledge and understanding fresh and relevant.")

God's Appointed Days (Feasts / Holy Days)

I have been reading about and intrigued by God's Feasts (you can read about them in Leviticus 23).  Today at OUR WHOLEHEARTED FAMILY, she has a blog entry about the feasts called THE SEASON OF OUR JOY -


Do you know how we got this labour day weekend here in Canada?  Learn a bit of history -




This guy has the same mindset as I do... everything is a choice.  Life is about choices.  Take a peek to see what he says here -

SOUNDBITES from the article:

But Frankl came to the realization that there was one thing that could not be taken away from him: his freedom to choose his reaction to what was happening to him. As Frankl himself puts it:  ``between stimulus and response lies man’s greatest power: the power to choose.``

If you get upset by someone or something, you’re giving that person/thing power over you. But you don’t have to surrender that power. You can choose not to.

Whether it’s stubbing your toe in the morning, having your laptop stolen or getting laid off, you can choose your reaction.

you can choose to use the hard knocks more like a springboard than a stumbling block.

Choose your reactions and watch your world change for the better.

I knew I wanted an iPhone :o)

I have been drooling over the idea of an iPhone for a while but after reading this 19 THINGS YOU CAN REPLACE WITH AN iPHONE ( ), I really want one and know I would use it.  I guess I better start saving my pennies.  :o)

An educated person

Lots of good points in the post of course, but I couldn't help but think of a quote from Napoleon Hill which I find to be true:

"An educated person is not necessarily one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge... Any person is educated who knows where to get knowledge when it is needed and how to organize that knowledge into definite plans of action."

That is, it's more important to know how to find and apply the right information at the right time than it is to have an abundance of random information just taking up space in your head.

 Niall Doherty  left this comment at


I LOVE THIS!  (maybe because it reminds me of me. *grin*)

Last I somehow stumbled upon this website called EXILE LIFESTYLE, and it has many interesting articles.  This morning I read this one called EARNING COMPOUND INTEREST ON YOUR KNOWLEDGE.  You can read it at this link -

The three habits to include in your life to earn this compound interest are:

always be reading

always be referencing

always be studying

You will have to go read the article to see how he explains each habit.

I think I may start out our academic season by reading this article to the kids.  :o)


The other day I asked where to find the BABIES dvd, and today I see it is on PPV at 8:30.  So I have my coffee ready and I am sitting down to enjoy the BABIES this morning.  :o)

To read about it:

Or watch the video below

(I just finished the movie, it was awesome.  Babies are so fun!)

BABIES - Official Trailer [HD]