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    Cannabis… The New Frontier?

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes “WHEW!” The agent looks up, she is startled. “Sorry I’m late, but my name is TheFrugalSamurai and I’m here for the inspection…?” ~~~ That’s right folks! Been like a busy bee these last few days working on the next couple of real estate deals. Sadly between this and juggling full-time work, the blog has been put on the backburner a little bit – ARGH! Hate it when that happens but can’t be helped. We only have 24 hours in a day right! BUT finally have a spare couple of minutes to let everyone know that don’t worry – I’m still here, still very much alive, still…

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    4 Things I learnt Investing in Cryptocurrency

    “A young man stood to inherit $10 million if he could turn $10k into $1m by the end of the month. The young man put the entire $10k into Cryptocurrency and it turned from $10k into $100 million in a matter of days. Fortunately for the young man, on the last day of the month, the value of Cryptocurrency crashed through the floor and his $100 million turned into $1m”. That was a joke I first heard during the last Crypto boom in late December/early January, a mere 4 months ago. Surely you all remember how social media, mainstream media and our own personal medium were all abuzz with Cryptocurrency…

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    Bitcoin! (Final Part) – 4 Thoughts Of What I’ve Learnt So Far

    What’s up guys! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed some well-deserved time off. I spent a significant part of it reading up further on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to demystify the market and try to determine if there’s a future in this. After the previous posts, I’ve had a couple of friends come up to me and share their stories of wild success regarding people they know, people who have invested early in crypto. “Man, if only I had put $200 on, I’d be retired by now”. “Well, of course DC – but if you knew what you know now – you’d put $200,000 on.” Hindsight is always 20/20…

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    Bitcoin! (Part 3)

    Buenos días muchachos! ¿Cómo están todos? Haha sorry guys, I’m still too caught up from watching old school gangster films these past couple of nights as a celebration of two weeks off work. Friday night it was “Boyz n the Hood” and last night “Blood in, Blood out” (hence the Spanish twist). CRENSHAW MAFIA YO! ROLLIN’ 60’s YA FEEL! LIFE’s A RISK CARNAL! VATOS LOCOS FOREVER ESE! Man, they just don’t make movies like they used to anymore. I was reminiscing about this to MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be in the middle of “Blood in, Blood out” when she asked me why I was so into “such old movies”. “Because you’re there with them…

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    Bitcoin! (Part 2)

    Scene 1. It is a dark and shadowy night. The camera slowly pans out to reveal a man seemingly lifeless on the ground. Slowly he raises his arm, looks into the camera and whispers… “”S…save me…” He drops his arm, and there is silence, scene fades to black. EXACTLY how I feel – working like a DOG and being pummelled left, right and centre until I’m left in the GUTTER. Personally I don’t mind the stress once in a while, until you start to feel like this: I’m fortunate to have writing as an outlet which is why I’m so very grateful to you for your continued support and feedback…

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    Bitcoin! (Part 1)

    Hey guys, how’s it going! Tick tock, tick tock – hey what’s that? It’s the clock counting down to the festive season! Yay! Can’t WAIT. Last week of work for me coming up before a couple of weeks off – definitely need the break as everything’s a million miles an hour right now. Christmas will be a God-send (Ho Ho Ho). MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be is working throughout so we’ve decided to stay local. But that’s OK! Most of our friends are staying local this year as well, should be good to catch up with good food, good wine and good times. Following on from the last post regarding our wedding planning journey…