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There's a difference between studying for comprehension and studying for information.


And the way you browse makes a massive difference to knowledge accumulation. While perfect for exercising your own memory, then the regurgitation of facts without understanding and circumstance benefits you little at the actual world. A fantastic heuristic: Anything readily digested is studying for advice.

Think about the paper, are you truly studying anything new? Can you think about the author your superior in regards to understanding in the topic? Odds are likely not. This usually means you're studying for information. This means you are very likely to parrot an impression which is not yours as if you'd completed the job. There is not anything wrong with this; it is how most people today read. But you are not actually learning anything new. It is not likely to give you an advantage or make you better in your work. Reading alone is not sufficient to enhance your own knowledge. Learning something educational demands work.

You need to read something over your current level. You will need to locate writers that are more knowledgeable about a specific subject on your own. This is the way you get smarter. Reading for comprehension narrows the difference between reader and author. The Four Degrees of Reading. In his book, the Way to Read a Novel, he describes four degrees of reading

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October 2017 Goals and Financial Update

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{ 56 comments } SAHD Update – First Grade Is Better Than Kindergarten thumbnail

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{ 97 comments } My Annual Property Tax Gripe thumbnail

Ugh! I got our property tax bills a few days ago and I am hopping mad. For 2018, our property taxes will increase from $15,984 to $17,722. That’s 11% increase or $1,738 more. I knew that property tax always goes up, but I still get a little angry every year when I see the new […] Read More

{ 89 comments } Why Retiring at 65 is a Terrible Idea thumbnail

Some people say 65 is the new 45. That is true in some aspects. In the not too distant past, a 45 year old man would be lucky to live 20 more years. Now, the average life expectancy is higher and many 65 year old Americans will live beyond 85. If you look at it […] Read More

{ 66 comments } What’s Your Lifetime Wealth Ratio? thumbnail

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Social Security reminding me to check my Social Security Statement online. It is a good idea to check your Social Security Statement at least once per year to make sure your earning record is correct. If there is any mistake, then you need to correct […] Read More

{ 61 comments } Turning Over An Easy Rental Condo thumbnail

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{ 175 comments } How We’re Generating Passive Income in 2017 thumbnail

Late last year, I received a few requests to update our passive income more frequently. So here it is – a monthly series to keep track of our passive income. Actually, this will be very helpful for me as well. Previously, I reviewed our passive income once a year and it was too much information […] Read More

{ 63 comments } How to Be Lucky in Life thumbnail

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