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Living Within One’s Means—How It Can Be Done

making a budget

a budget

IMAGINE that you have a bag with a hole in it, and you have the task of keeping the bag inflated. How would you do it? Well, as long as the volume of air you blow into the bag is at least as much as the amount escaping through the hole, you can keep the bag inflated.

That, basically, is what is meant by living within one’s means. Your income can be likened to the air you blow into the bag. Your expenses are like the air escaping through the hole. The challenge is not to allow your expenses to get bigger than what your income can actually support. Continue reading

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Does our planet exist for a purpose?

the earth

the earth

why care about the purpose of the earth?

The simplist seeks to live a satisfying, happy life. so he continually searches for the meaning and purpose of life. He realizes that the world around him is as important as him and that if he finds the purpose of the planet, them he is one step closer to finding his own purpose in life.

Our planet is ideally suited to host life. It has abundant water, which is essential for life. The earth’s tilt, rotation, and orbit are all just right to prevent the oceans from freezing over or boiling away. And the earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field protect it from deadly radiation. The interdependent web of plant and animal life on earth is simply amazing. Consequently, many people have concluded that our planet was designed for a purpose.

Will earth’s purpose be accomplished?

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