I’m reading a book about living the life you’ve always dreamed of. It’s non-fiction. The book is about dreaming outside the box and taking steps towards your passion in life. In a way, the book describes what we do with resolutions at the beginning of each new year: We have a fresh canvas of a year ahead of us and we color it with ideas on what we’d like to become or what we’d like to accomplish. The start of a new year is a great time to pursue your success story. With 2012 just a few days away, what are your dreams or New Year resolutions?
Archive for December, 2011
Christmas stress. There’s something wrong about these two words being connected. Could it be that in our effort to give the best gifts, we’ve somehow lost the time and sanity of mind to celebrate in peace and good will?
Meaning of “Christmas”
According to Wikipedia, “Christmas” means “Christ’s mass”, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. In the first Christmas, three wise men brought gifts to honor the King born in the manger. Centuries later, mankind celebrates it by giving gifts to their loved ones. The spirit of Christmas was and always has been one of peace and good will. So why the stress?
In getting acquainted with Kaiser Permanente’s 2012 plans for Georgia Individual Health Insurance, I discovered that the new offerings are cheaper than last years’ options. New enrollees will have many affordable individual health plans to choose from. And if you are already a Kaiser member, you could still take advantage of the savings by downgrading plans. For example, a 32 year old male could potentially save 18 percent by switching from his Signature Plan to a comparable 2012 plan. Below are sample scenarios of who could benefit by enrolling on the 2012 Kaiser plans in Georgia. The sample quotes are based on the 1st quarter Kaiser Permanente rates for a 32 year old male.
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With Thanksgiving behind us, I am reminded of the wisdom that comes by not bringing up hot-button topics at family gatherings. For some, subjects best left ignored would be religion or politics. For others, some common but unnerving questions are, “When are you going to get a job? “, “When are you going to start saving money?”, or “Why don’t you get health insurance?”. Usually, the questions come from concerned people who truly care about your success. This article seeks to help you answer the last question: Why don’t you get health insurance? With just two weeks until Christmas and the next family gathering, let’s see if we can simplify the process of getting you affordable medical insurance.
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