August 2018

How To Start a Travel Blog and Get Paid

  • How To Start a Travel Blog and Get Paid

    Published: 31 August, 2018 seen 451 Blogging

    So you want to start a travel blog and now you are wondering what should you do next? I must admit, for me, the travel niche has been the hardest. On the other hand, I've been making a decent income from booking affiliate and private tours in the past. Nothing to brag about, but nothing to be ashamed of.  Right now, I'm getting paid for promoting hotels on booking.com and from individually handcrafted tours in Georgia. That's a combination of affiliate marketing and running a private business.  Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links to Bluehost.com, by clicking on links on this…

Is It Profitable Mining Ethereum (ETH) now (August / September 2018)?

  • Is It Profitable Mining Ethereum (ETH) now (August / September 2018)?

    Published: 30 August, 2018 seen 1,370 Investments

    I have been operating a GPU ETH mining rig since the December 2017, the total cost so far to build it has been $1,661. That's a lot of money for just ~ 58MH/s hashing power. Now, things were different back in December 2017, let's see how does it works out now (August/September 2018). Building a 12 GPU Ethereum Mining Rig From Scratch - Part 1: Ordering Details For most of the Summer my Ethereum mining rig has been powered of (because of unprofitable mining - high electricity price / low etheruem price)   Mining ethereum August 2018 I turned on my mining rig for 24 hours, and mined 0.00417899…

Latest Crypto Buy - Bought 3 ETC

  • Latest Crypto Buy - Bought 3 ETC

    Published: 29 August, 2018 seen 143 Investments

    On August 27, 2018 I bought additional 3 ETC coins from Coinbase, paying EUR 10.8 per coin. ETC stands for Ethereum Classic. ETC has been on my radar since December 2017, and actually using my mining rig I have mined couple of coins of ETC in the past.  Well, I doubt 3 coins will make me rich, but I believe 3 coins in a reasonable time frame could be worth of EUR 35/40 per coin.  See:  Invest in Cryptocurrencies - Review After 13 Months (Dollar Cost Averaging) How To Mine ETC (Ethereum Classic) with SimpleMining OS

Bitcoin Accepted Here - WatchesOn.SALE

  • Bitcoin Accepted Here - WatchesOn.SALE

    Published: 28 August, 2018 seen 56 Servers

    A couple of days ago I decided to give it a try to a dropshipping business and launched a watch store on Shopify - watcheson.sale After playing around with Shopify and trying to figure out which payment gateway I should enable for card processing I noticed there is an option to use Coinbase Commerce as an alternate gateway. As I'm already familiar with Coinbase for buying/ selling and storing cryptocurrencies this was not a brainer, and in less than two minutes we were up and running. Now all watches from watcheson.sale can be bought using bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum or bitcoin cash.…

Top 5 Best Selling Intel Core i9 (Gaming) Processor Laptops

  • Top 5 Best Selling Intel Core i9 (Gaming) Processor Laptops

    Published: 27 August, 2018 seen 88,277 Online Shopping

    Intel Core i9 processors are gaining momentum in 2021, and seems they are going to rock in 2022 Top 20 Best Selling Intel Core i9 processor Laptops 2021 With their high number of cores, high power draw, high thermal output, high performance, and unique desktop socket, LGA 2066, they are intended to be used by enthusiasts. A mobile version based on the standard BGA1440 socket was released in 2018, featuring six hyperthreaded cores and 12 MB of cache. It has been proven to attain 5 gigahertz under ideal conditions. It is rumored that the next generation of Intel CPUs will feature the Core i9…

Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK 15.6 Inch FHD Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 8 GB SSD) NVIDIA Gaming GeForce GTX 960M

  • Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK 15.6 Inch FHD Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 8 GB SSD) NVIDIA Gaming GeForce GTX 960M

    Published: 26 August, 2018 seen 29

    Multi-tasking processing: With 6th Gen Intel i5 Quad-Core processors, you’ll have all the power you need to enjoy both gaming and entertainment. Stream and re-stream videos: The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M is your performance-class graphics card with 4GB GDDR5 discrete memory. This graphics powerhouse gives you high frame-per-second rates in games and accelerates video editing and transcoding. Solid-State Drive (SSD): Solid-state drives are similar to the flash-based memory that you find in USB memory devices and have no moving parts, making them more secure and less prone to failure than…

Converting Currency Balances (EUR/USD) Interactive Brokers / Lynx Trader

  • Converting Currency Balances (EUR/USD) Interactive Brokers / Lynx Trader

    Published: 25 August, 2018 seen 13,945 Investments

    A time ago I opened a brokerage account with Lynx Broker, which turns out is affiliated with Interactive Brokers. As I opened my account from Europe, by default my base currency was set to EUR, which in fact is nice and neat, as SEPA transfers from my bank to brokerage account happens almost instantly (in the same day). Now, as I started to acquire US stocks, I noticed I have a negative balance in USD currency (while still positive in EUR). I started to explore and found the following link: Converting Currency Balances Account holders may find themselves holding balances in currencies other…

Acer Gaming Laptop Intel Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 15.6" Full HD, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AN515-51-55WL

  • Acer Gaming Laptop Intel Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 15.6" Full HD, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AN515-51-55WL

    Published: 24 August, 2018 seen 332

    In the case of the Aspire Nitro 5, looks can kill! This soon-to-be battlefield gaming icon utilizes a hard-edged futuristic design with sleek lines and angles—and an impressive, 15.6” Full HD IPS Display—to put you in total command of all the action. It combines a powerful 7th Gen Intel Core processor with high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics—driven by the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture. The advanced cooling and stellar audio capabilities support intense gaming sessions while the illuminating iron-red keyboard adds to the drama.

Photoshop How to Solve: Could not complete the Save As command because there is not enough memory (RAM)

  • Photoshop How to Solve: Could not complete the Save As command because there is not enough memory (RAM)

    Published: 23 August, 2018 seen 87,380 Servers

    The other morning I faced an issue Could not complete the Save As command because there is not enough memory (RAM)" while trying to save a .pdf files using Adobe Photoshop. I spent a couple of hours before finally found the solution: The solution involves another problem - Error: An integer between 96 and 8 is required  When you try to access the Performance preferences (Edit > Preferences > Performance), Photoshop displays the error message: An integer between 96 and 8 is required. Closest value inserted.  You are unable to access the Performance settings in the Preferences dialog.…

Wild Horses at the Lake Pape (Latvia)

  • Wild Horses at the Lake Pape (Latvia)

    Published: 22 August, 2018 seen 220 Outdoor Activities

    Now, this is an interesting story - we didn't meet any wild horses tonight, but found some great information. At least I did. It turns out, wild horses have been living here just since 1999 when WWF-Latvia started to stimulate the return of wild horses in 1999 in Latvia.  It was in the evening of my birthday when we finally reached the place called  "Wild Horses at the Lake Pape " - unfortunately, turns out, such wild places, just like humans, have a working time. And at time we arrived this place was already closed.  The Large herbivore natural grazing area was established in the Eastern…

Latest US Stock Buy: CLM

  • Latest US Stock Buy: CLM

    Published: 21 August, 2018 seen 178 Investments

    On August 2, 2018, I bought 35 shares of Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund Inc. (CLM ) at $14.28 per share. With its monthly dividend of 0.2365 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 19.87% and will pay me us $8.28 every month. Awesome!  Wait - dividend yield of 19.87%? Isn't it alarming? It is indeed. I have been watching this stock for a while already and temptation having one in the portfolio was greater than anything else. In fact, I bought this stock as the first stock for our newborn baby (she was born in the middle of July), and despite originally I had an idea of…

Europa City Amrita Hotel Review in Liepāja

  • Europa City Amrita Hotel Review in Liepāja

    Published: 20 August, 2018 seen 219 Hotel reviews

    Europa City Amrita Hotel is located in the centre of Liepāja. We booked this 4-star hotel in mid-August 2018 and stayed here for two nights in total paying EUR ~110. The 4-star hotel offers rooms with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar, and a private bathroom. Free private parking is available for hotel guests. A couple of years ago I stayed at another great Liepāja hotel - see: Hotel Fontaine Royal Review In Liepāja Room at Europa City Amrita hotel in Liepaja The rooms of the Amrita Hotel feature an elegant interior design with wooden furniture, which includes a work desk and…

Get 9.5% ROI from EUR Investment in Ukraine - Peer to Peer Lending on Mintos.com marketplace

  • Get 9.5% ROI from EUR Investment in Ukraine - Peer to Peer Lending on Mintos.com marketplace

    Published: 18 August, 2018 seen 401 Investments

    The other day I got exciting news in my mailbox - first loan originator from Ukraine has joined Mintos.com marketplace. Dinero an online lender from Ukraine offers to invest in short-term listed EUR loans with expected net annual returns of up to 9.5%. As I had some idle cash sitting on the Mintos platform, I bought my first Dinero loans, currently, my investment in Ukraine accounts for just 1.8% of the total lending portfolio. See: Unbiased Mintos.com Review - Results after 19 months Both individuals and entities can invest through Mintos. Individual investors must be at least 18 years old,…

Pape Lighthouse

  • Pape Lighthouse

    Published: 16 August, 2018 seen 69 Tourism objects

    The Pape Lighthouse (Latvian: Papes bāka) is a lighthouse located on the Latvian coast of the Baltic Sea. I paid a short visit here during my 33 birthday in August 2018. The lighthouse was built in 1910; in a place of a former lighthouse (which existed since 1887); on the southernmost tip of Latvia's coast to the Baltic Sea. Although this lighthouse doesn't impress as much as Akmenrags lighthouse located close to Pāvilosta, an interesting historical fact is that the lighthouse was known as a boundary beacon - by the border between tsarist Russia and Prussia. Pape lighthouse During its early…

Padure Manor in Latvia

  • Padure Manor in Latvia

    Published: 14 August, 2018 seen 147 Tourism objects

    I'm continuing to explore manor houses located in Latvia. This time a short stop at Padure manor near Aizpute Padure manor in 2018 In 2018, there was located Laža special school in Padure manor. See: http://lazasskola.lv/

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Unbiased Mintos.com Review - Results after 19 months

  • Unbiased Mintos.com Review - Results after 19 months

    Published: 12 August, 2018 seen 481 Investments

    I've been investing in Mintos.com peer to peer lending marketplace since the beginning of 2017, or it has been already 19 months since I've been exposing my funds to this Latvian fintech platform.  In the past 19 months, I've made a nice revenue of EUR 624.78 (before tax) from an investment worth little more than EUR 4,000 I should note that I have been skeptical regarding peer to peer lending business in general and I when started my humble journey with Mintos.com I decided not to invest here more than EUR 5,000. In fact, Mintos.com is the only one peer to peer lending platform I have tried…

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Latest US Stock Buy: FGB

  • Latest US Stock Buy: FGB

    Published: 10 August, 2018 seen 80 Investments

    On July 10, 2018 I bought 82 shares of First Trust Specialty Finance and Financial Opportunities Fund (FGB ) at $6.1285 per share. With its quarterly dividend of 0.175 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 11.42% and will pay me $14.35 every quarter. Awesome!  FGB stock has a dividend payments in February, May, August, and November. Which is cool, as most of these months (except May) are the lowest for my dividend income. This February was among the lowest dividend income month's this year, barely reaching $60. Now with adding FGB stock, I'm looking on much, much better…

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Invest in Cryptocurrencies - Review After 13 Months (Dollar Cost Averaging)

  • Invest in Cryptocurrencies - Review After 13 Months (Dollar Cost Averaging)

    Published: 8 August, 2018 seen 222 Investments

    Time flies and it turns out it has been already more than one year since I've been investing in cryptocurrencies. Wow, what an interesting time it has been - starting with buy and hold, day trading, and even building up a custom ethereum mining rig. At one time I even experimented with cloud mining contracts. It all started in the July 2017 when the idea of purchasing crypto once in a month came after a brief conversation with a friend over Facebook, while I was enjoying mild Summer nights in Crete, Greece. As I had already investments and even investment strategy, since the start of 2017.…

July 2018 Dividend Income Report - $202.84

  • July 2018 Dividend Income Report - $202.84

    Published: 7 August, 2018 seen 232 Investments

    Welcome to the fifteenth (#15) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks, peer to peer lending (both fiat and cryptocurrencies) in July 2018.  In case you are wondering why I'm sharing online my earnings - the answer is pretty simple - I like transparency and these reports help me to observe my progress or bounces. Hopefully, my reports can give some inspiration to you as well. For the second year in a row - July is the best performing month in my portfolio, and this July did break all milestones and for the first time since tracking, cracked pretty…

Let's Encrypt Fix for "produced an unexpected error: Problem binding to port 443: Could not bind to IPv4 or IPv6.. Skipping."

  • Let's Encrypt Fix for "produced an unexpected error: Problem binding to port 443: Could not bind to IPv4 or IPv6.. Skipping."

    Published: 6 August, 2018 seen 2,341 Servers

    The other day I faced this problem - server was not automatically renewing Let's Encrypt certificate:   produced an unexpected error: Problem binding to port 443: Could not bind to IPv4 or IPv6.. Skipping.  It took me some time to debug and find a solution, which is as easy as shutting down nginx server and then renewing lets encrypt (Solution found here: Trying to renew cert on nginx but getting “Problem binding to port 443: Could not bind to IPv4 or IPv6”) sudo /etc/init.d/nginx stopthen sudo certbot renew   and finally ​sudo /etc/init.d/nginx startHope it helps!

Dubulti Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • Dubulti Evangelical Lutheran Church

    Published: 5 August, 2018 seen 40 Churches and Monasteries

    Dubulti church, the most expressive object and the visual dominant of the surrounding area is the most monumental and exquisite Art Nouveau building in Jurmala from the viewpoint of historical and sacral architecture. The size and details of the building clearly show the tradition of national romanticism that may be seen in the rich sculptural elements of the building in the placement of the elements, decor of ornamental sculptural details, as well as the diversity of the facade decoration with the smooth, corrugated and coarse plaster. Dubulti Evangelical Lutheran Church Dubulti church with…

2 Baby Stocks To Have in Portfolio

  • 2 Baby Stocks To Have in Portfolio

    Published: 4 August, 2018 seen 924 Investments

    Being a proud father of one little princess, and being an active and growing portfolio investor, in today's stock watchlist series I want to speak about two great "baby stocks" - Kimberly-Clark and Procter&Gamble. If you ever have changed a diaper you will know these companies because of Huggies and more famous Pampers brand diapers Both companies will be a good fit in almost every portfolio, both are more than 100 years old, and what's interesting, both companies currently offer pretty attractive ~3.5% yield. Speaking of me, currently, 3.5% yield for me is way too low (right now I'm…

First US stock Buy: EDF

  • First US stock Buy: EDF

    Published: 3 August, 2018 seen 109 Investments

    On July 3rd, 2018 I bought 50 shares of Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fund (EDF ) at $ 13.17 per share. With its monthly dividend of 0.18 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 16.40% and will pay me $9 every month. Awesome! It took me more than 18 months, since the start of my million dollar journey when I finally bought my first US stock and I feel really happy about that. For the rest of the year, I'm looking to get a dividend income of $54 from this stock, which is about 4.5% from my $1,200 goal for 2018.  2017 in Review and Financial Goals for 2018 About Stone…

13 Best 'Back To School' Laptop Deals 2018

  • 13 Best 'Back To School' Laptop Deals 2018

    Published: 2 August, 2018 seen 747 Online Shopping

    As usual August has started with great Back to School computer and laptop deals on Amazon. In case you missed Amazon Prime day in July, you still have plenty of time to order discounted gaming, business or everyday laptop. In this article, I have listed 13 great Back to School laptop deals on Amazon happening now! Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I will earn an affiliate income at no cost to you. Prices for laptops listed on this page are retrieved using Amazon Product Advertising API…

Adding Apranga (APG1L) To The Baltic Stock Watchlist

  • Adding Apranga (APG1L) To The Baltic Stock Watchlist

    Published: 2 August, 2018 seen 109 Investments

    The Lithuanian clothing retail Apranga stock has been on my radar for a while already, see: Top Dividend Paying Stocks In Nasdaq Baltic I'm Planning to Acquire in 2018, there are a couple of reasons I like this stock. Relatively cheap price (hell, most of the Baltic equities are relatively cheap), decent dividend yield (around 7% for 2018), and what's important for me - it has a dividend payment once in a year, in May. For May 2019, I have a goal to "supercharge" my dividend income, see: Super Charging May 2019 Dividend Income ($300/mo Goal) The other day I was shopping at one of the largest…

Pica Diāna - Pizzeria in Ventspils

  • Pica Diāna - Pizzeria in Ventspils

    Published: 1 August, 2018 seen 95 Restaurant reviews

    Pizza Diana probably is the most popular pizzeria in Ventspils. This Pizzeria offers more than 25 types of pizzas and various second dishes at very friendly prices. Located on J.Poruka street in an old 5-story Soviet apartment house, the pizzeria is pretty close to the city center. Pica Diāna in Ventspils Despite you cannot compare this pizzeria with the famous Armenia Tashir Pizza - one thing is common, both pizzerias have very similar outdoor terraces. See: Tashir Pizza (On Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan) Pizza at Pica Diāna in Ventspils