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Setting priorities.

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Have you read about the Professor in the Philosophy class that took an empty jar, golf balls, pebbles, sand and a glass of wine. If you haven't, I recommend that you read it.  It's worth your time.

I've read that story several times and today I made a note of it with a little twist in my own version.

I noted it and post it my mirror to make sure to read it every morning before going to work and evening before I go to sleep.

The first yellow post it is an empty jar which represents my life.

The second yellow post it, is a jar with golf balls inside of it.  The golf balls are the important things in my life.  These are my family, children, health, friends and favorite passions.

The third post it, was added by pebbles and these are the other things that matter like, my job, house, car. 
Also, added by sand, these represents everything else-the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goe…

Information Security and Risk Management in Context

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It's my 2nd week in this online class and I captured this screen to share with you what we were before and what we are now.

Working in the Information Technology field, these all make sense.  With this graph it make me crave to study more.  I wish to have my change to have my master's degree to climb up high to the corporate ladder.

Image were captured from the coursera.org

100 ways to save money in 2013

In my previous post, I listed down 3 reasons why I want to save money.  

Then I came across to this website 100 ways to save money in 2013 and it is really helpful.  Below are my notes.

1.  Budget - To able to achieve "save money" learn to budget.  Period.  It could be by monthly/weekly/daily expenses.  It is painful, but I already started this, and I will continue doing this, until I see the result :)  

I created a spreadsheet in my Google drive called, "expense tracker".  The main purpose is to track the in/out of my money.  In this way, I would know if I am spending too much and how much I've save for this month.

2.  Leave the credit card at home - Thank God, I don't have credit cards.  I am done paying all of them and canceled them.  I don't have plan of getting.  I do have a debit card though for my salary :)

3.  Turn off the lights when you leave the house - Conserving energy.  I agree on this, who doesn't.  Even though, the company is paying for m…