The majority of Health Insurance Policies recycle on December 31st. Which means you need to meet your new deductibles again as of Jan 1st. Some check ups are only allowed once a year, for example an eye exam. So, you might want to consider booking any check ups before Dec 31st.
Saw this article on CNN.com
CALISTOGA, California (CNN) — Bill and Sharon Kastrinos practice the ultimate in minimalism. They’ve squeezed into a 154-square-foot home that looks more like a kid’s playhouse than their previous 1,800-square-foot home.
The Kastrinos moved into this tiny home from an 1,800-square-foot place.
With the economy crashing, the Kastrinos traded in their spacious kitchen for one that stretches barely an arm’s length.
It hasn’t been without its challenges, but Sharon Kastrinos says it’s exhilarating to no longer feel compelled to keep up with the Joneses. “There’s a tremendous burden that’s off your shoulders,” she says. “Small is OK, and it might even be better.”
Her husband adds that most Americans “want to be seen in their big house with a big car.” But not them, not anymore.
“I don’t think bigger is better,” he says.
Last week a friend recommended I watch Randy Pausch’s last lecture on theinternet. I am sure many of you will have heard about it because therecording got 10 million hits on the internet and he ended up co-authoring abook with the same title which reached the NY Time best seller list. I didand while the last few minutes are highly emotional and I did find myselfsobbing, I found so many life lessons for myself, my family and myclients. When this popular professor found out he had terminal pancreaticcancer he decided to share his thoughts and life lessons with his formerstudents at Carnegie Mellon and another last lecture at U of V on timemanagement. I would not recommend it to people who are grieving lost ones asit does play with your mind. But for those who don’t mind using a fewtissues I believe that the lessons learned are worth the puffy red eyes.http://download.srv.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/
We are so quick to criticize ourselves and others. Use that same lightning fast ‘why didn’t they …’ that comes to mind and use it to praise ourselves and others. The same brain that mentally critics our co-worker for not handing in time sensitive information can also praise the co-worker who filled the paper in copy machine. It’s really empowering to get caught doing something right. Try it on yourself.