Rachel Premack, provided by Published 10:22 am CDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Strelka/Flickr Five-year plans and punishing morning routines are often perceived as being integral parts of the path to success. But the obsession over a perfect life can distract us from appreciating our days as they really are. A variety of experts and writers suggest appreciating the present as it is. Essayist Charles Chu's former idea of a perfect life was recognizable to anyone who has been 22 and idealistic. Travel the world. Become a millionaire entrepreneur. Universally charm the opposite sex before marrying a PhD who equally adores literature and math. It was his "Eight-Year Plan," and the answer to his present dissatisfaction and social isolation. In a piece for The Polymath Project, Chu outlines why that plan was so misguided — and why he ultimately scrapped all of it. Life can't be controlled Many of us try to create perfect daily routines in addition to … [Read more...] about There’s a fatal flaw in your 5-year plan
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WHAT is a mortgage owner to do? Most have acclimatised to ultra-low rates well below the norm.If I talk to my under-40 friends about interest rates at over 15 per cent, they say I sound like their grandad: “when I was a lad”.It's a reality, the monthly payments I had were mathematical proof, as there was nothing left in the account. I remember a 10-year fixed rate offered at 10.5 per cent and everyone jumped at it. How times have changed.Should you fix now, and if so, for how long?The big influencers are geo-political and noisy, but here you go: Brexit of course is there like a drunk in the chip shop. I've assumed all along they would never do it, given the complete shambles they have made. Its six months away and government staff are changing like their minds do.I cannot see they actually want to do it given the complete lack of dialogue or effort. We'll see.A hard Brexit equals a falling sterling, followed by imported inflation as the UK is a net importer. Inflation … [Read more...] about Two or five-year fixed rate?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Priyanka Dayal McCluskey Globe Staff September 12, 2018 The state made headway in controlling health care spending last year, according to a new report issued Wednesday.Total spending in Massachusetts increased 1.6 percent in 2017 — the lowest level of growth in five years — even as costs remain a burden for many consumers.The state spent $61.1 billion on health care last year, or $8,907 per person, according to a report from the Center for Health Information and Analysis, a state agency. That was within a state-mandated target for controlling costs. Advertisement The figures — which include spending Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance spending — are a bright spot for a state with notably high health care costs. But they are preliminary and are likely to be revised in the future as more data become available. Get Talking Points … [Read more...] about Growth in state health care spending drops to lowest level in five years
The firm also will increase the hotels, restaurants and cafes catalogue business this year and expects 10 percent revenue growth year on year. Worawoot Ounjai, the chief executive officer of COL, said the firm intends to set up OfficeMate omni-channel franchises in the fourth quarter this year. The franchise will have areas of 50100 square metres and be able to sale all products from the OfficeMate catalogue. The franchise fee starts at Bt2 million for areas around 50-squaremetre outlets and Bt5 million for outlets with an area of around 100 square metres. As a first step, the firm will set up three franchises in the Rangsit and RCA areas by the end of this year. “We expect OfficeMate to have more than 1,000 branches nationwide in the next 5-10 years. It currently has around 70 of its own branches nationwide, with each branch area ranging from 500-2,000 square metres. “I think that the franchise will enable COL to have a market share of 20-30 … [Read more...] about OfficeMate to pursue franchise route for 1,000 units in five years
Robin Saks Frankel, NerdWallet Published 5:19 pm CDT, Thursday, September 6, 2018 This article was first published on NerdWallet.com. With a yawning two-week gap between the end of my kids’ summer camp and their first day of school, the time was right for a family trip. This wasn’t our first vacation rodeo, so I knew to keep a few things in mind when scouting for a getaway for me, my husband and our two boys. Here are five things to consider when planning your own family vacation: 1. Pick a place that fits everyone’s needs We wanted to keep our summer trip simple. No long, drawn-out car rides and no shelling out for airfare on top of lodging. Business Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Drone loses control injuring six in Japan Media: Euronews How Catalonia Politics Are Impacting the Entire EU Media: Cheddar TV Epix CEO Leaving Company Media: Wochit The evolution of the Internet Media: The Telegraph Microsoft … [Read more...] about 5 Family Vacation Planning Tips I Learned on the Fly