It’s that time of the year where people are thinking of a New Year’s Resolution. Are you one of them? I know I am. This is why I want to talk about making resolutions for 2019.
Contrary to popular belief, minimalism is not about owning X number of items only, or not owning this and that, and living poorly. There are no set of rules or restrictions on what you can or cannot own, or a maximum number of shirts allowed in your closet. It does not work like that.
Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom. – Joshua Field Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists.
Just recently while I was on holiday, I heard a friend’s husband died in his sleep. They said he died due to “bangungot” or in actual medical terminology, Acute Pancreatitis. He was about 33-35 years old if I’m not mistaken. Before he died, he managed to put up a successful rolling store business in Mindoro. The business was successful enough for him to afford buying their own house, and own car, and even a few gadgets for his two sons. I am not sure if my friend knows how to manage or operate the business since she was more focused on the kids. She’s a teacher by profession. This sudden and unexpected death prompted me to finish this blog.
In the first quarter of 2017, talks about VAT being introduced in the UAE, and other parts of the GCC caused quite a stir among the residents- expats and locals alike- and for good reason. The GCC has been tax free for a very long time, making it one of the most competitive regions in the world to do business. Personal Income tax is also inexistent in this part of the world making it one of the most attractive places for expat workers since they get to have a higher take-home pay at the end of each month.
Traveling need not be expensive. It just takes a lot of research, patience and self-control.
Wherever I go I want to explore local markets & food stalls that serve authentic local cuisine. I especially like to eat where the locals eat.
I like walking. I like watching people. It takes very little to please me, but I appreciate a good meal, architecture and history.
Planning on getting married in a couple of years? Have plans to put up your own business? Travel Plans? Want to buy your dream house one day? Want to be able to retire comfortably and not just rely on your Social Security Cheque? Then you need to Invest, and do it NOW!
There are so many reasons why we need to invest, but let me give you my Top 5 Reasons why.