Online Insights on fiveAA, Sunday, June 3, 2007

June 3, 2007

Private Health
This is a federal government initiative – it gives us a chance to compare health funds on a level playing field.
What’s good is that you can cut out the nasties like co-payments (the extra costs per day for being in hospital), and you can play around to see what is a good deal or not.
Name – useful to review the details of your existing health insurance policy,
Features – look for and compare products that meet your current needs,
Health insurer – browse through the products from a particular insurer.
Standard Information Statements will be provided for every product to inform you about what is covered and to assist in comparing different products. 

This is a great place for tech-heads to hang out.
Blur reflective spray makes you unphotographable. A spray filled with super-reflective nano-particles that glow white when photographed with flash.
New Pro Smartphone – has QWERTY keyboard, WiFi, 2mp camera, tri-band, 800×400 touchscreen – the keyboard slides out. 

100 Movies, 100 Quotes, 100 Numbers
This is very inventive. 100 snippets of movies – with the challenge to name all 100 movies. Each snippets contains a quote from the movie, which in turn contains a number reference working down from 100 to 1. 


Zen Habits
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle
This is a blog written by a guy called Leo. He says, “All I am is a regular guy, a father of six kids, a husband, a worker, and a free-lance writer. But I have accomplished a lot over the last year and change (and failed a lot) and along the way, I have learned a lot.
“In last 12 months he has: Quit smoking,  Became a runner, Ran a marathon.  Began waking early. Became organized. Began eating healthy. Became a vegan. Doubled my income. Wrote a novel. Took control of my finances. Began eliminating my debt. Simplified my life. Lost weight. Began training for a triathlon. Began commuting to work by bike. Began the habit of clean-as-you-go, keeping my house.”
10 ways to simplify your finances.
60% rule – fit all daily expenses into 60% of your income then 10 retirement, 10 long tuerm savings or debt reduction, 10, short term for car repairs, etc, 10 for fun
Use less categories in budget – food, petrol, spending, utilities
Envelopes – grocery, gas, fun money
Pay bills online and simplify banking setups. 


How to make a candle you cannot blow out
Great little video on something fun to do for the next birthday.
You file some magnesium, melt wax, cut some string, soak in wax, roll in magnesium, pour wax into long, upright tube, then keep dipping wick until it builds into candle.Then when you light it and blow it out, the ember still glows which ignites the wick, over and over again.