When necessities become luxuries

When necessities become luxuries

When someone mentions the word “luxury” the first things which come into mind are a holiday villa, a Lamborghini, a big pool with a bar serving fancy cocktails, champagne, and caviar. Simple things like tap water, central heating or common cars would probably not appear on that list. Despite these things became common only in the last century we are taking them as granted without a second thought. Then something happens and we are facing an unpleasant reminder that these…

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Coders of Finance – VitalDollar

Coders of Finance – VitalDollar

Welcome back geeky FIRE seekers. The Coders of Finance series returns for 2019 and we kick off the year with Marc from VitalDollar.com. I just realized browsing the previous episodes that despite we are all coders how different our paths, visions, mindsets, and skillsets are. Marc just raises this diversity further. His way of running his business is truly inspiring and his achievements aren’t small wins in my opinion. So, Marc please take it over. Tell us about yourself! My name…

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Does having three kids worth a free house?

Does having three kids worth a free house?

Yes, dear reader, you have read it right. That’s my question. As many of you know, despite I live in Serbia I am a Hungarian guy and count Hungary as my homeland too. Thus, every sometimes, when I cheat on my low information diet I follow the news over there. Last week the Hungarian prime minister revealed a radical family support package as part of their action plan to prevent the demographic decrease. I am not really involved in politics and…

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Financial Freedom Book Review

Financial Freedom Book Review

I cannot resist kicking off this post and this year with a quote. “So many books, so little time.” ― Frank Zappa This little quote sums up pretty much my recent years. I love reading books but I have to admit that in the past two years I consumed written content mostly in form of blog posts. I am not a fan of new years resolutions so the decision that in 2019 I want to read more actual books is more…

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Wrapping up the year with gratitude

Wrapping up the year with gratitude

Howdy fellas! Long time no see. As anyone can tell, this second half of the year wasn’t my most productive period in terms of blogging and otherwise. Don’t get me wrong, I am not apologizing and have no regrets. Many times I exchanged “blogging time” for simply hanging out with my wife or playing late with my daughters. Life is about priorities and we all have the same scarce resource of time which we decide where to invest. After all,…

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Coders of Finance – { in·deed·a·bly }

Coders of Finance – { in·deed·a·bly }

Welcome back geeky FIRE seekers. A long time has passed since the last episode of this series. Some folks even asked me if it is over. The truth is that this series takes place in a special corner of my heart and I don’t really plan on killing it before I stop blogging, so please calm down. Today I brought you another fellow European and London based blogger who shied away so far from talking about the topic of programming in…

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Deadly Finance

Deadly Finance

We are already done with the triduum of Halloween, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. While the Halloween part got more and more popularity at our ends only in recent years the other two days were always the occasion for us to visit the graves of our loved ones. This melancholic time of the year is perfect for remembering and reflection. As the weather turns colder, the days darker, and nature slowly slips into its hibernated state our thoughts…

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10 Questions with Mr. 1500

10 Questions with Mr. 1500

“Hey, look at him, he is alive, the guy who stated that he will get back on track with posting then disappeared.” I know, I know and you are right. I should have been waking up when September ends. And now it is almost the end of October and all I published is a rant about the Suze Orman phenomenon. She apparently “changed” her mind, btw. So what happened? Well, I try to stick with a new writing schedule and…

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Thanks for your concern Suze, but the FIRE movement is fine

Thanks for your concern Suze, but the FIRE movement is fine

Seven years have passed since Pete Adeney alias Mr. Money Mustache started his blog and Mustachianism was born. He was not the one who started the FIRE movement itself but definitely brought the idea to more people than anyone before. The roots of the concept of FIRE are older than many of us imagine. It is not a new invention, but only the recent years brought higher popularity and broader media coverage. Like all other great movements, it also had…

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Wake me up when September ends

Wake me up when September ends

Time is running fast. Summer is gone. Six weeks passed since my last post and (despite some folks thought so) I haven’t thrown in the towel yet. While I am back in business still not rolling at full speed. It is not that simple after such a long blogging hiatus but I felt it right to write a quick heads-up post as the first step of getting back on track. Blogiversary If that “World’s Worst Blogger” contest would be real,…

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