Automating your Financial Success

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on December 26, 2017 at 12:12 AM

Many financial experts urge you to put away 10% of your income, or some such amount. Personally, I try to save a much higher amount because I wish to have the option to retire early. Whatever amount you choose, it should automatically be deduced in some way. While personally I don't have the temptation to spend money I should be investing, for many people it helps if the amount comes str... Read More

Ingredients to early financial independence

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on December 19, 2017 at 12:12 AM

While for most the idea of early financial independence or retirement may only be a dream, I believe it is within the realm of possibility for many. There is no question that it requires some sacrifices and tradeoffs,  but I believe that these are worth it. 

Here are some of the ingredients for early financial independence. While you don't need to do all of these, the mor... Read More

The Fermi Paradox

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on September 24, 2017 at 11:09 PM


In the the milky way alone, there are 400 billions stars. There are perhaps 20 billion like our sun, with perhaps 1/5th of them with earth-like planets in their habitable zone - where life could exist. If 0.1% of these had life, there would be 1 million planets with life.  This leads to an important question

Where are all the aliens?

It gets even worse when you re... Read More

Lending Loop Experiment

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on September 4, 2017 at 6:09 AM

While there have been many online peer to peer lending opportunities open to US citizens, such as Prosper and Lending Club, lending options in Canada have been non-existent in Canada until October 2016, when Lending Loop received regulatory approval to offer its platform in Canada. Lending Loop is now making loans to dozens of Canadian businesses, and has over 10,000 investors.

I'd... Read More

Five ways of Beating Procrastination

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on September 4, 2017 at 4:09 AM

1) Eliminate distractions

For me this involved conciously blocking some website on my installed browsers. While I put this off for a long time, because I convinced byself I would merely circumvent the block when I wanted to view the site, this really helped. Somehow having the site retu... Read More

TeamViz

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on September 4, 2017 at 4:09 AM

TeamViz is by far my favorite time management tool. At the very basic level it is a pomodoro tracking tool. It even sounds like a tomato timer. But it's so much more than that. It allows you to plan tasks in multiple categories and split them into Pomodoro. It allows you to assign an estimated number of pomodoro to a task which you can change at any time. ... Read More

The importance of bounded time

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on September 4, 2017 at 4:09 AM

Even since I've started using the pomodoro technique, I feel like my productivity has increased greatly. For those who don't know, a pomodoro is a bounded unit of time, during which one is to do their best not to get distracted. It is a unit of work during which checking your e-mail is a no-no. Pomodoro is the ... Read More

In search of an Android Wiki

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Posted by Jonathan Weyermann on September 4, 2017 at 4:09 AM


Having recently read Pragmatic thinking and Learning by Andy Hunt, I realized I should try to find some way to build a personal wiki. A personal wiki can function... Read More

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

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