The easiest ways to make money

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on April 3, 2018 at 12:04 AM

While most of us trade our time for money, and this can be fairly effective, and does scale as you become more skilled at something, the easiest way to make money is to have an income producing asset that makes money for you. When it comes to income producing assets however, there is usually a great deal of capital required to make things work. It takes money to make money passively, but if ... Read More

Staying healthy at work by standing and walking more

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on March 20, 2018 at 12:03 AM

Today's modern workplaces are hazardous to your health, but not in the same ways as in the past. If your work in a modern office, you probably aren't exposed to dangerous materials, and you're not likely to break your back lifting anything heavy, freeze extremities exposed to the elements, or get crushed or pinched between dangerous machinery. The biggest danger of the modern off... Read More

Why Cloudmining with Hashflare is inadvisable

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on March 13, 2018 at 12:03 AM

With the rise cryptocurrency and the inevitable mining people may be tempted to get involved in, nothing seems more tempting that cloud mining for Bitcoin or Ethereum. The promise is seems to be that you can get a year of Cloudmining Bitcoin and make your money back in two months, and everything after that is profit. The issue that is not mentioned is that mining difficultly always increases... Read More

Getting out of debt advice

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on March 6, 2018 at 12:03 AM

As a blogger whose focus is at least partially on personal finance, I'm often hesitant to touch this topic because it seems so obvious to me. However, since many people struggle with this, and people like Dave Ramsey have made fortunes on telling people out of debt, I suppose I should try to at least tackle the issue at some level, mostly because it's extremely difficult to invest an... Read More

Swiss Borg - Crypto Wealth Management

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on February 27, 2018 at 12:02 AM

Swiss borg is "the first wealth management platform for cryptos based on the blockchain, made in Switzerland by a team of financial experts". Swissborg aims to take cryptocurrency from the exchange into the investment portfolio. Their aim is to disrupt the traditional investment industry as well, with the tokenization of assets and token bas... Read More

Buying Ripple on Binance

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on February 20, 2018 at 12:02 AM

While Bitcoin, Etherium and Litecoin are the heavy hitters of the cryptocurrency world, and are easily purchased on Coinbase, one of the most popular cryptocurrency platforms, there has been an up and commer that has quietly grown and now has taken up the number 2 spot behind Bitcoin: Ripple(XPR).

Ripple is already being used by banks such as UBS, and has many advantages as a currency ... Read More

Discipline is good, removing the temptation is better

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on February 13, 2018 at 12:02 AM

There is a growing body of research which suggests that's willpower may be a limited resource. Regardless of how much discipline you have, it appears that having to use it at least temporarily reduces your available willpower. Having to make more decisions earlier in the day apparently depletes your ability to make quality decisions later in the day. This appears to be the reason some in... Read More

Should you invest in Cryptocurrency?

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on February 6, 2018 at 12:02 AM

With the rapid ascent in the dollar value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum, most investors must be asking themselves if they should invest in Cryptocurrencies,  or if they've missed the boat. With the more than 20 fold growth of Bitcoin, the common sentiment must be that this can't continue to go on like it has.

It's... Read More

Rails page caching for improved performance

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on January 30, 2018 at 12:01 AM

In order to reduce the load on your server and allow more concurrent users to hit your website, you may use caching. There are many types of caching in Ruby on Rails, some of which are discussed in the guides. Some require the use of a dedicated caching service such as AWS's Elasticache (memcache or redis). The minimum c... Read More

Placing your privilege in context and happiness

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on January 23, 2018 at 12:01 AM

Even the poorest among us reading this should feel a great deal of gratitude in our lives.  We have access to the Internet,  and are capable of understanding the language required to read most of it. That alone puts us in a privileged fraction of the world's population. Most of us don't struggle due to lack of food, lack of medicine or lack of shelter, allowing us to focus ... Read More