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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America is No Longer The Land of Opportunity

America is No Longer The Land of Opportunity

Today I am happy to share you the second guest post on this blog. To be honest I asked my friend, MSF a couple of months ago if he wants to write the first guest post for my site but back then he was busy enjoying a sneaky blogging break and pretending that he is dead after a scary post about his health. For over a month he was in the state of Schröedinger’s cat for us but fortunately, it…

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Prepping for Non-Preppers 101

Prepping for Non-Preppers 101

Let me present you the first guest post on this blog. I follow many blogs (not enough but still more than I should) but only a handful of them rise above the others because of the character, personality and/or writing style of the author. This first guest post was written by one of those three bloggers whom I adore because of their interesting writing style and special way of thinking about the things of this crazy world. If you still…

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How to get over your financial hangover

How to get over your financial hangover

I have revealed some details about our current landscaping and “relawning” project. We made good progress so we thought we can have a day of rest and having fun. Some friends came over and we had a grill party. Recently, I acquired two bottles of homemade Rakia (a spirit, which is very popular in my country) so we went on with some tasting. Long story short, we had a good time, but unfortunately, I lost my sanity and the night closed…

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Call the man or be the man

Call the man or be the man

The past two weeks were extremely busy in the [HCF] household and we are still looking forward a lot more to come. Maybe some of you noticed that I was AFK since Good Friday. Living in a country like Serbia while belonging to the largest minority group has its advantages and disadvantages. I was experiencing the former lately in the form of unexpected holidays. The vast majority of citizens are Eastern Orthodox Christians (~85%), and the second one are Catholics…

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Three simple productivity booster tricks

Three simple productivity booster tricks

If you follow my blog you may have noticed that I have “slight” productivity problems. So with or without intention, I try to pick up positive habits which help me get better at it. The following three is from the ones which I definitely didn’t establish by will. I get to them by observation. When noticed that a specific event/thought made a positive change in my behavior to the extent which surprised me I tried to engrave it in my mind. Then…

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Getting Older, Getting Better

Getting Older, Getting Better

So I turned 33 yesterday. Don’t know about you, but for me, this is the time for self-reflection. If I have a couple minutes of silent free time (which is very rare) all these questions flush my mind immediately. Where am I? Am I satisfied with my life? Am I on the good track? What did I mess up? What are my goals? What are my options? Etc… If you have read some of my posts so far you probably…

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Memento mori

Memento mori

As I reported last week, Halloween passed without any sign. But there is another ritual which is more common at our ends. Every year on the 1st and 2nd of November we visit cemeteries to bring some flowers, light candles, pray and remember our loved ones who are not walking amongst us anymore. As a kid this was an interesting event. I remember that we were walking around with my grandfather between the graves. While we were cleaning up a…

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