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Perspectives on Predictions of Economic Collapse for the Humble Investor

  There is one thing for sure, predictions of economic doom and collapse sell news. There are compelling reasons why it is so. There is plenty of obvious evidence of corruption and violence. Surely, collapse will come soon! Civilizations have collapsed in the past, haven’t they? The real answer seems to be relative, for several […]

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How to Text 怎麼傳簡訊 in Chinese

I have always thought the American term “text” was odd. 它是很短和方便,可是它不是平常每天用的英文。 (它)(是)(很)(短)(和)(方便),(可是)(它)(不)(是)(平常)(每天)(用的)(英文) (ta1) (shi4) (hen3) (duan3) (han4) (fang1 bian4), (ke3 shi4) (ta1) (bu2) (shi4) (ping2 chang) (mei2 tian1) (yong4 de.) (ying1 wen2) (it) (is) (very) (short) (and) (convenient), (but) (it) (not) (is) (normal, ordinary) (every day) (used) (English) It is very short and convenient, but […]

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Short Cuts to YouTube Channel Art for the Non-Technical Over 50 Helpless Female, Plus Link to Barefoot in Snow Video

I admit that this is a weird post, but after struggling through learning how to do all of this, I felt a need to write it all down. You see, all I wanted to do was post youtube videos, partly for fun, partly to inspire others, and possibly to generate income. But it is not […]

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Stock Market Diaries Tax Awareness Strategies for the Humble Investor

If you make any money above and beyond what various persons in government publicly decide is “more than they think absolutely necessary” you will pay taxes. Basically, they will tax you on anything they think they can get away with, and unfortunately they often change the rules about this. Still, there are some concepts that […]

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How to Talk About Your Husband in Chinese

I like to talk about my husband 因為我愛他而且他是很棒! (因為)(我)(愛)(他)(而且)(他)(是)(很)(幫)! (yin1 wei4) (wo3) (ai4) (ta1) (er2 qie3) (ta1) (shi4) (hen3) (bang4) (because) (I) (love) (him) (but also) (he) (to be/is) (very) (great) Because I love him, and he is also great!   There are two main ways to talk about a husband in Chinese. 一個叫法很客氣。 (一個)(叫法)(很)(客氣)。 […]

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