Buying your First Home

IF YOU have a steady income, and you already own a car, then buying a house is the next important milestone. To some people buying a house may signify financial success, it also allows you to exercise your independence as an individual, or as the head of a family.

However, to some people, it may seem like a complicated process. If you are new at buying a property, here are some ideas how to make a good decision.


1. Save for the down payment. Buying a house implies making one of the biggest financial investments of your life.

Apart from having a stable job in hand and a good credit history, you need to have saved up enough money to pay the down payment for the house.

It is also advisable to start reading about how exactly mortgages work. To choose the most suitable loan, you must first know the structure, laws, terms and conditions, associated with each of the available options.

10 Reasons Why You Should Consult a Dietitian

A DIETITIAN is an individual who has completed a four-year degree programme and a minimum 800- to 900-hour attachment with a local hospital during training. He/she would have studied food nutrition, biochemistry and other related subjects.

In short, a qualified dietitian is a health professional, and food and nutrition expert.

Dietitian is a professional trained in translating the science of food, nutrition and medical nutrition therapy.

They are responsible and accountable for patient care, and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to conduct nutritional assessment, diagnosis and prescribe medical nutrition therapy, provide dietary consultation for the treatment of diseases in both acute and chronic care.

Most dietitians work in hospitals but they also work in universities, governmental agencies, health departments, health clinics, pharmaceutical companies, food companies, schools, weight management clinics, media and in private practice.

Depending on where they work, they are involved in the formulation of policies, protocols, clinical practice guidelines, planning and implementation of programmes to support healthcare needs of the population.