How to control your cash flow

Control your cash flow πŸ€‘

It’s not about how much money you make, but it’s about how much you’re spending each month. It’s crucial to know where your money is going.
Get to know your monthly income and expenses. Learn to budget.

If you want to save money for financial freedom or to create a emergency fund, you have to know what your monthly expenses are (I’ll cover this topic in different post)

Here’s a simple strategy I’m using to control my money flow.
You can easily modify it to your taste, but keep in mind that Long term savings and Financial Freedom are 2 key points of the flow.

Cash Flow

Necessities

These are expenses like rent, car payment, insurance, etc. The expenses you can’t avoid. (Well, maybe health insurance πŸ˜‚)

Long term savings

This will be your retirement savings. There’s an extra flow connected to this flow and that’s the Emergency savings.
DON’T TOUCH IT WHEN IT’S NOT NEEDED!

Financial Freedom

You need capital when you want to invest, right? Here’s the solution to build that sucker.

Things you can invest in

  • Forex (Foreign Exchange)
  • Stocks
  • Real Estate
  • E-commerce

Education

Education is also very important, because you are your biggest investment. When you invest in yourself by buying courses, attending seminars and buying books, you are growing as a person.
It’s crucial to invest in yourself. Don’t stop learning, be greedy for information.

Recommended books

Fun

This is your fun budget. Blow this baby up! I don’t care πŸ€‘

Giving

The secret to living is giving ❀️
This is your way of offering help to those who need it.
Helping a friend in need, donating to charity or any other ways of helping other people financially, gives a certain feeling of fulfillment that can’t be achieved in other ways.

How to accept failure?

If you can’t accept failure, you can’t grow.

It’s very difficult to accept failure, but you can use it as a way to motivate yourself to keep going.

If you can’t accept failure, you can’t grow.

I’ve done a lot of Coding Competitions & Side Projects. I’ve failed a lot too, but it didn’t stop me. Take a look at my LinkedIn profile under projects. https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchel-pawirodinomo/

See failure as the steps to your success in the future.
Great things don’t happen instantly. πŸ’ͺ

Add SSH key to authorized_keys

Add SSH key to authorized_keys

It has been always a pain to put your server’s password every damn time. You can add your key to the authorized_keys of the server. Here’s how you do it

Generate your SSH key if you don’t have one already.

ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 2048

Copy your generated SSH key to the server
Insert the password of your server when prompted

ssh-copy-id [email protected]

Connect to the server without a password πŸ”₯

ssh [email protected]

Convert MySQL table and columns to UTF-8

MySQL to UTF-8 encoding

Changing to UFT-8 encoding can be a pain when you’re doing it from a GUI like MySQL Workbench.
There’s always an easier way to do it with some basic SQL.

The utf8 in mySQL doesn’t actually create a real UTF8 database. It creates a proprietary subset. Real UTF8 in MySQL is called utf8mb4.

-- convert the data that already exists to the character set utf-8
ALTER TABLE <table> CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_ci;
-- change the character set to utf-8
ALTER TABLE <table> DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_ci;
-- change specific columns
ALTER TABLE <table> CHANGE <column_name> <column_name> VARCHAR(100) CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_ci;

Read the full article here

Should I start with my own business?

HELL YES! πŸ”₯

Hell yes! I’m tired of working for other people. I want to work with my awesome students on social projects, business projects, making innovative machinery, robotics, custom software that’ll change the world.
I don’t want to be stuck in a 9-5 job. I don’t want to work until I’m 60 years old.

I want to live my life doing something I love and having my own business that supports that.

So I’ve decided to create my own business, a company. 
It’s gonna be awesome! 

πŸ”₯

My 2018 review

2018 has been a great year for me. It had its ups and downs, but I didn’t give up.

Here’s a tiny summary:

  • I achieved my “Ethical Hacker Specialist” certificate from Cencero IT
  • I’ve found the love of my life ❀️
  • I learned Nativescript to develop the LGBT Pride Month App
  • I dived into the ecosystem of Angular
  • I successfully passed my second year as Software Engineer student
  • I learned about money and becoming financially successful
  • I noticed that I’m inside a Rat Race working for money and I WANT OUT!
  • I started mentoring students, hosting webinars and it’s a lot of fun!
  • Won the local Hackathon 2018 with my Team. Whooo! πŸŽ‰
  • I started to work with an old friend on a project for Suriname. #NgineerLab
  • I’ve found my passion

2019 will be awesome! πŸ”₯