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As reported in the NST yesterday, Malaysians today are very concerned with ever-increasing cost of living expenses and the economic conditions. Why? Because it seems that it is getting difficult to cover their living expenses with the salary they receive.

The truth is, it is the reality. As more and more people work hard and harder, they only trade hours for dollars.

However, as long as people trade their hours for dollars in a conventional job, they cannot duplicate their efforts through others to yield profits for themselves. As an employee, whatever we may duplicate to generate more sales or volume, most of the profit (if not all) goes back to the top management and shareholders.

Not easy for even a conventional business to duplicate their efforts to increase more hours to produce more volume. Why? Every manpower is an expense.

How does this relate to the article? It's about making money. Money is not everything, yet almost everything requires money!

The way I look at it, we could slave every day for money. Or, we could get money to slave for us! As cost of living escalates, it seems that our salaries don't match the escalation.

We work the same hours. Make the same money. Unfortunately, not the same expenses. It's time for us to take evasive action!

Check out the frontpage article:
Feeling the pinch

KUALA LUMPUR, Sun What is the main concern of Malaysians? It is certainly not terrorism, nor the haze. Full Story

Other articles in the NSt:
Cutting back on necessities to splurge on luxuries
September 4: LAILA Samad has been careful with what she spends on groceries, and buys clothes and shoes during sales. Full Story

Striving to make ends meet
September 5: Mother of two holds down day, night jobs to provide for family IT’S 9 o’clock on a Saturday night, and Jamaiyah Shaari is hard at work. Full Story

Tightening belts to stay afloat
September 5: CASH-FLOW is the main thing on businessman Nizam Mohammad Kharuddin’s mind these days — collections at his company secretarial firm has slowed to a trickle. Full Story

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