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					SATURDAY SUN DECEMBER 6, 2008                                                                          LIFE                                                                                                      n n n37

  7 ways to lose money well                                                                                                                              Sometimes a bad ego
                                                                                                                                                          can cause bragging
    Sh e e r c ha n c e ha d m e    ling. So I decided to turn off       the same modest home in            save kidneys and livers from
aboard the Holland Amer-            the daily market news, read          Omaha, Nebraska. Maybe this        chronic injury. During the
ica Line in the middle of the       books and enjoy the sea.             recession will have at least       last 10 years there’s been a             DEAR ABBY: Three years ago,
Pacific Ocean when the stock                                              one healthy result, the realiza-   72% increase in the number               my brother, “Frank,” donated
market crashed with devastat-                     Two                    tion that it’s possible to enjoy   of filled prescriptions. And             a kidney to me. Of course I’m
ing results.                                     Luckily, I had          life without having the largest    much of this medication                  grateful and have told him so
   I f I ’d b e e n i n                        purchased a great         house or the latest electronic     would serve mankind better if            many times.
Canada I could                                 book prior to             gadget.                            it were tossed into the Pacific              The problem? Frank talks
have cried on my                               departure. The                                               Ocean.                                   about it every time I see him.
financial advisor’s                            book titled Snow-                      Four                                                           If we attend a funeral, he will
shoulders while                                ball was a biog-             Don’t lose your sense of                       Six                       say that the person in the cof-
asking why so
much hard earned
                                               raphy of Warren
                                               Buffet, the world’s
                                                                         humour during tough times.
                                                                         Laughter is a great way to
                                                                                                               During these tough times
                                                                                                            don’t forget the psychologi-
                                                                                                                                                     fin would have been me if not
                                                                                                                                                     for him. He will tell complete               DEAR ABBY
money was going Doctor                         greatest inves-           decrease stress. Years ago         cal and physiological benefits            strangers in a store, “Ask her       
down the drain.          Gi�ord-Jones          tor. Its 800 pages        Norman Cousins, editor of the      of sex.                                  what I gave her!” He even took
   Hopefully, this                             are loaded w ith          Saturday Review, was stricken                                               me to a school reunion picnic         DEAR SISTER: If he was truly
advice will help MEDICINE                      sound financial           with a crippling illness that                   Seven                       so he could show his former           convinced that he is a good
others who have                                advice. But Buf-          involved debilitating pain in         Lastly, looking at the sea for        teachers what a wonderful             person, he wouldn’t feel the
seen their finances melt.            fet’s theories apply in many         his joints. He searched in vain    several days, far from civili-           person he is.                         need to constantly point it out.
                                    instances to both investments        for a cure and finally decided      zation, is a great way to relax,            I’m glad I received the kid-          Tempting as it may be, resist
              One                   and health. His # 1 rule is to       to treat himself with laugh-       free from the turmoil of this            ney. It has added quality to          the urge to tell him you’re
  I knew that unless I could        never lose money. Rule # 2 is        ter. Day after day he watched      world. And if you want to get            my life. But how can I let my         tiring of carrying the burden of
walk on water there was no          to never forget rule # 1. ‘          humourous movies. Eventu-          rich, take “Snowball” along              brother know that while I am          gratitude. Continue to reinforce
way of getting off the ship                                              ally his health was restored.      with you. We all know what               appreciative, I am also really        what a good brother he was
until it reached Honolulu. I                     Three                                                      happens when you roll a                  tired of hearing him remind           for literally giving you the gift
concluded that there was no            Buffet, one of the world’s                     Five                  snowball down a hill. In Buf-            me every day?                         of self, and return the favour
point worrying about a prob-        richest individuals, has con-         For some, a lack of some          fet’s case, his keeps picking up                 — GRATEFUL SISTER IN          by continuing to pump up his
lem I had no way of control-        tinued to live for years in          medications could help             money along the way.                                         KENTUCKY          fragile ego. It’s a fair exchange.


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