Friday, April 28, 2006

Investment from Difference Perceptive April 28, 2006

When people talk about investment, everyone thinks of shares, bonds, property and etc. However, there is more important investment other than making plenty of money that is HEALTH. There is a Chinese proverb that says to have good health is to have wealth. I couldn’t have agreed more.

I want to talk about cessation of smoking today as a way to be truly rich; HEALTH wise as well as MONEY wise.

If you were a smoker, stopping smoking not only improves your health tremendously, but also make you truly rich too.

Imagine that you smoke on average 10 cigarettes per day, since you were 20 years old until 50 years old. In 30 years time, you would have smoked 109,500 cigarettes! A pack of cigarettes costs about £5. Thus, you would have spent £27,375!

Even if you don’t know how to invest in shares or property, you could easily put the money in bank, i.e. INGDirect, that offers 4.5% interest. If you do just that, the amount of money that you will get when you are 50 years old is a staggering £57,000!

If you know how to invest, and could get return of 10% over 30 years, you would end up with £170,000!!! Could you believe this? Just by giving up smoking, you could potentially gain £170,000.

Not only that, you will gain significant improvement HEALTH wise. Cigarette smoking is widely recognized as the leading preventable cause of illness, disability, and premature death. Today one in five deaths is cigarette-related!

It is now well documented that regular smokers increase their risk of death by

Lung cancer 700%

Cancer of the larynx 500%

Cancer of the mouth 300%

Cancer of the esophagus 400%

Bladder cancer 100%

Cancer of the pancreas 100%

Emphysema 1,300%

Heart disease 100%

I’m going to end here. Hope you take some time to contemplate on this issue seriously. If you were a smoker, please stop smoking. Smoking WILL KILL you and make you POOR.

Happy investing and good health to you!

All the best,
Dah Hui Lau (David)

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