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Things that make you go Hmmm…

How did March 17 become St Patrick’s Day?

When the time came to honour the patron saint of Ireland’s birthday, church officials gathered solemnly to choose a day , then realized the most of St Patricks life was a mystery. They finally narrowed his birthdate down to either March 8 or 9 , but because they couldn’t agree which was correct, they decided to add the two together and declared March 17 to be St Patrick’s Day

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Things That Make you Go Hmmm…

Why do we call the Academy Awards “ Oscars”

Since 1928 , the Academy Awards have been issued by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in filmmaking . The statuettes were nicknamed Oscar in 1931 by Margaret Herrick , a secretary at the academy who, upon seeing one for the first time , exclaimed “ Why it looks like my Uncle Oscar “

Wealthy Barber by David Chilton

I have this great resource that I think will be useful for everyone! Wealthy Barber by David Chilton is one of the most popular personal finance books of all time. The book covers Insurance tips & tricks, plan for retirement and many more. enRICHed Academy has created a fantastic summary of the book – here’s a little snippet:

1. Live within your means. If you earn $90,000 per year do not buy a $50,000 car

2. Every dollar saved is two dollars earned because you don’t pay tax on savings

3. Don’t carry credit card debt!

4. Look to save as much as you can on taxes… hire an accountant to help you. Your R.O.I will be worth it!

5. Build a $1,000 Emergency Fund

6. Purchase adequate health and disability insurance

To read more tips and tricks, you can download the book summary here,

http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=EjJIf&m=3mFi51Mo6oRi6nA&b=hDALYxHq8svdUh9UnFifxw

Make sure you share this resource with your family and friends!

Valentine – Saint of lover’s

A little late , but maybe you we’re curious

How did Valentine become the patron saint of lover’s

In 270 A.D. the mad Roman emperor Claudius 11 outlawed marriage because he believed married men made for bad soldiers. Ignoring the emperor , Bishop Valentine continued to marry young lovers in secret until his disobedience was discovered and he was sentenced to death. As legend has it he fell in love with the jailors blind daughter , and through a miracle he restored her sight . On his way to execution ,he left her a farewell note ending in “ From Your Valentine “