All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a stories to live by... Harvey Cox


 

Making Money Early Lessons in Life

Personal Finance, Wealth Building, Teens, Young People, Making Money

Growing up my dad always told me, "For whatever you do, the end must justify the means."  I believe he was the most honest and hardworking government lawyer/prosecutor in the city where we live in the Philippines.  He dreamed of traveling to Rome but never ever taken an airplane flight in his entire life.

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Saving Money Wisdom from the Ant and Grasshopper Story

Personal Finance, Wealth Building, Teens, Young People, Saving Money

On one beautiful sunny day the Grasshopper was singing and dancing when an Ant passed by carrying food to his nest.

Grasshopper said, “Come play, dance and sing with me.”
Ant said, “No, I’m saving food for the rainy season.  Why don’t you help me?”

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People don’t poop money. Budget to spend it wisely!

Stories To Live By | Thomas Jefferson Budget

The basic rule of budgeting came from Thomas Jefferson that never spend your money before you have it. When America was young he may have thought that the concept is simple but in today’s day and age when instant gratification is the norm in the society, he would have said “AH...

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Giving Money

kids helping kids

Several years ago my old parish needed renovation – the seats were beat-up, the floor carpet was dirty and shredding, and the walls were like century old.

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So You Want To Become A Millionaire?

Time is in your side. Invest in knowledge. Invest in your future.

Investment for young people would be difficult to understand.  At a young age I don’t expect you to trade stocks, buy mutual funds or bonds, and own rental properties.

So You Want To Become A Millionaire?  It’s not a secret, and it should to be simple. Two things:

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Go and Spend Wisely

Go and Spend Wisely

You will achieve the best in life when you apply the lessons you learn in the stories About Money, Making Money, Saving Money,

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We are All Time Travellers, and We Should Stop.

Stories To Live By | The Present is a Gift | Master Oogway

I found myself doing it again- time travelling. To be honest, it’s so easy to do, just think about anything but the present moment, whether it be a worry, or an anxiety. And truth be told, it’s destructive.

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Employees Love Your Work

The only way to do great work is to love what you|Steve Jobs

 “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” -Steve Jobs

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Just Another Immigrant Story

Overcome

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great.

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Success
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Vision The Long Shot

Dreamer

One of the visitor of storiestoliveby.com asked, “What is ur page all about?” My response, “… im starting an online community that will able to share stories to live by. Stories that are inspiring that can change someone life for good.” Hmmm... My online elevator pitch did not spark interest, the visitor did not reply back.

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Success
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Rest and Recover not Rest and Peace

429 million vacation days went unused

When I came back from a vacation, there was a postcard on my desk about my employer campaign to take vacation before the end of the year. I told myself, “This is nice, and I can take another one.” Unfortunately, I already exhausted my 4 weeks’ vacation, and 1 week personal leave.  I was about to toss away the card but the red highlight that 429 million vacation days went unused caught my attention.  At lunch break, I googled “Unused Vacation” – top 3 results were:

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Emotionally Strong

Emotional Intelligence

Over dinner with my kids, we had our usual conversation about what happened during the day. The topic about overachiever came about.

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Health
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SUCCESS isn’t given. It’s EARNED EVERYDAY.

SUCCESS isn’t given. It’s EARNED EVERYDAY.

I was at the Rockwood District Swim Team practice.  I can't help to notice the t-shirt of the coach that prints “SUCCESS isn’t given. It’s EARNED EVERYDAY.”  The team practice six times per week.

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Emily's Gooey Butter Story

Gooey Butter

My husband and I were about to have lunch at "Breadco" Panera Bread when I remembered to check the pastry/bread section if there was "Gooey butter pastry".

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Be there for your child No matter what

Paper Heart

Life is always busy. 

We have demands from work, community, family, and sometimes friends. The demands will always be there. However, none of these demands should take precedence over your child. 

Be there for your child no matter what.

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