Adversity

We are not immune to hardships and struggles. Just a few weeks ago my father was rushed to the hospital due to liver problems complicated by his long history of diabetes. It was a hard time for our family, resulting in stress and worry, as well as a hard time financially since we need to provide the best […]

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Recommended Personal Finance Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to consume content. It allows you to multitask by enabling you to increase your knowledge while doing manual, repetitive tasks. Personally I listen to podcasts while washing dishes, cleaning baby bottles, or while cleaning the house. This makes sure that I continue my learning and make those seemingly tedious tasks more “productive”. There […]

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3 Steps to Building Wealth

All of us want to have a prosperous life. A life where all our needs and the needs of our loved ones are met, and a life where we can pursue our purpose and dreams without worrying about the basics needs of every day. Pursuing this kind of life starts with simple steps where you build, […]

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A Man With Savings

This a print ad by the American company First Federal Savings back in 1963, encouraging people to save money in their bank. Although created more than 50 years ago, its message still resonates and remains valuable up to this day and age. A Man With Savings Your savings, believe it or not, affect the way you stand, the […]

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A Financial Independence Primer

This blog has a tagline Tech and Financial Independence, but so far I have only posted tech and programming-related articles. Over the next months this blog will focus on the Financial Independence part of the equation. What is Financial Independence? Financial independence (referred to as FI in the community) is the state in which you no […]

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Solutions for some SSH problems

SSH (Secure Shell) is one of the most useful tools in the Unix arsenal. It provides a secure way of logging in and connecting to a remote server, allowing users to access and control the remote system through the network. This article will enumerate some of the common SSH use cases and potential problems as […]

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How to create a Ruby gem

Ruby gems are a way of adding functionality to programs written in Ruby, including the popular web application framework Ruby on Rails. Gems are also a way for people to share their code to the world and contribute to open source. This is a step-by-step guide to show you how to create and publish your […]

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Install WordPress on Ubuntu

WordPress is one of (if not) the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world today. Using WordPress, it is quite easy to get started on blogging and since it has an active community around it, you will get regular updates and improvements as well. You can start a blog using several hosted options […]

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Deploying Rails apps using Capistrano

Deploying your application to the web is not a one-time thing. There will be changes to the application code, new assets to include, database updates, and so on. Applying these changes to your web server includes a list of commands that we need to do every time we need to deploy. Capistrano solves this problem […]

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Install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu

After you set up your server, its time to deploy applications into it. One of the most popular web application frameworks is Ruby on Rails. This is built using the Ruby programming language and it enables developers to create web applications ranging from quick prototypes and Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) up to large distributed applications. […]

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