Death, Taxes, and Second Chances

They say, “The only sure things in life are death and taxes.” But perhaps this saying should be updated to include second chances. When millions of Americans flooded the IRS on April 17th with last-minute tax returns, the payment processing computers were unable to keep up, and the system crashed. As a result, Uncle Sam gave taxpayers a second [...]
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The Company You Keep

Have you ever considered the importance of the company you keep and how the people in your life influence you? Your thoughts, decisions, and actions are affected by the opinions and input from the people closest to you. The way you feel, what you value and believe, your life in general—are all impacted by these people. My recommendation, do [...]
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2018 Taxes – Things to Think About

  Tax Day is April 17th this year. Use your extra days wisely, make the process go smoothly, and pocket some extra cash, using these tips: To-Do: File To file, most people submit a 1040 form. File early, by the deadline, or late if you file this form instead. You’ll buy six more months to file (October 15th). Contribute Give as much [...]
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Spend Money to Make Money: Using Cashback Credit Cards to Your Advantage

You may be familiar with the expression “you have to spend money to make money”. It might be better said that you must expend resources and energy to make money. You may not shell out money from your wallet or bank account, but you will likely exchange your time and energy. There is no free lunch (another one of my favorite sayings) which [...]
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Building Your Tribe of Fans and Followers

Let’s face it, if you could develop a way to earn money while you were sleeping, spending time with your family, or traveling around the world, wouldn’t you jump on that bandwagon? There are numerous ways to make money with minimal effort and by far one of the best is to start building your tribe of fans and followers. By utilizing your [...]
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Life Lessons Found in The Shape of Water

March is one of my favorite times of year because it’s Academy Award season—an opportunity to dig deeper into the top movies, best performances, unique stories, and the hidden meanings held within them. This year I extracted some important life lessons found in The Shape of Water, the 2017 Academy Award winner for best picture. The Shape of [...]
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The Power of Perseverance

With the recent close of the winter Olympics held in my homeland of South Korea, I’ve had time to reflect on the incredible human spirit found throughout our world. From the opening ceremony when both North and South Korea marched in together, I was moved by a renewed sense of hope in our world and reminded of the power of perseverance. The [...]
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File, Image, and Glue

[Part four in a four-part series on developing memory skills] [Read part one]                [Read part two]                [Read part three] In our final piece on boosting your memory power, let’s address the importance of filing information into your brain in a way that makes it easy to retrieve. By using a system of mental file folders and [...]
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Memory Techniques: From Mild to Wild

[Part three in a four-part series on developing memory skills] [Read part one]                [Read part two] In our first two segments on developing memory skills, we’ve looked at some memory basics, the importance of being present, and the language of our memory—pictures and images. Today, let’s put the pedal to the metal and explore some [...]
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The Language of Our Memory

[Part two in a four-part series on developing memory skills] [Read part one] Whenever we reflect on the past we are actively scanning through our memory bank for information about past experiences. The results show up in the form of images—the language of our memory. This is important because when it comes to remembering things and being able [...]
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