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How to implement and install this extremely handy tool

If you love simplicity in your code, then you’re going to love Lombok. Lombok is a small library that reduces the amount of boilerplate code in your Java classes.

It becomes tedious to write constructors, getters and setters, toString(), etc. for every single class. If you want to just focus on the business logic in your class, using Lombok’s simple annotations will help.

The way it works is by auto-generating Java bytecode into your classes whenever you build. You can choose the code you want to generate by adding annotations throughout your code.

Death to Java verbosity

Let me give you an example. Look…


While collecting is an enjoyable hobby, it’s a horrible investment

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The term collectible refers to an object that’s collected by fanciers such as antiques, autographs, coins, rare books, comic books, stamps, trading cards, and many other items.

These items are fun to collect, but they all have one unfortunate thing in common: they have very little intrinsic value. Baseball cards are just pieces of cardboard, and coins are just little chunks of metal.

That’s not to say that there aren’t people that will spend hundreds of dollars to own that piece of cardboard and those chunks of metal. …


And then this happened

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It all started from the first post on July 2, 2019. I reposted a trippy video from an amazing artist named John McLaughlin on my new Instagram page. Trippy Art Official was born.

After curating more pieces of art, I noticed that people really enjoyed the content. I found that bigger pages in my niche were getting thousands of likes per post and wondered if I could do the same. So I buckled down and put all my effort into growing this Instagram page.

One year later I had a vast community of Trippy Art enthusiasts who loved the content…


Here are some easier, cheaper alternatives

real estate investing
real estate investing
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Many people strongly believe that investing in real estate requires a grand amount of money. This is true in some cases, but there are other great alternatives if you just want to get your feet wet.

Real estate is a brilliant investment if you’d like a regular cash flow and it provides many tax benefits as well. If you want to know more about why investing in real estate is beneficial, check out this article:

In this article, I’m going to briefly go over the 4 best ways to invest in real estate. …


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Almost everyone knows how lucrative investing in real estate can be. Many billionaires made their money doing just that. With the right properties, investors can achieve consistent cash flow and significant tax advantages.

Whether you want to quit your boring 9–5 job or simply save up for your retirement, investing in real estate can help you achieve your financial goals quickly.

Here are some notable benefits of owning real estate.

Your properties depreciate over time. Many people don’t realize that they can claim depreciation as an expense on their income tax bills. …


Coinbase filed for its IPO with the SEC on Thursday as the cryptocurrency market soars. They announced their plan to go public in December. According to Axios, the company’s valuation is around $100 billion.

Coinbase will list on the Nasdaq as a Class A common stock under the ticker symbol COIN and offer its shares using a direct listing instead of a traditional IPO.

After losing money in 2019, they’ve revealed that their revenue doubled in 2020. The company reports that revenue is very dependent on the Bitcoin market.

In the filing, they noted

“Our net revenue is substantially dependent…


Take control of your finances to save money

two men creating a personal budget
two men creating a personal budget
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The best way to fulfill your wealth goals is by creating a personal budget. When you’re budgeting your money there’s a lot of things to consider. We spend money on so many things that it's hard to keep track of.

Today I’m going to help you figure out what you’re spending money on and what you need to add to your monthly budget. I intend this to be a tool for creating a budget sheet that is personalized for you. Include each of these categories and pick the expenses that apply to you.


bitcoin in front of blurry screen
bitcoin in front of blurry screen
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey just donated 1 BTC to the nonprofit organization, Brink, to fund and support open source Bitcoin protocol development. Brink revealed this in a tweet on February 23.

Brink’s mission is to strengthen the Bitcoin protocol and network through R&D. Funded entirely by donations, they provide the Bitcoin developer community with education, funding, and mentorship.

News like this follows the continuing trend of billionaire CEOs coming out to support Bitcoin. Earlier this month, Dorsey announced that Twitter is exploring the idea of letting its users receive tips in the form of digital payments from their followers…


It's insane how much the price can go up in such a short amount of time. I love the staking with Polkadot and also have my Cardano staked at 4.26% which isn't terrible. Staking is just awesome.


Couldn't agree more! Those who sell during dips will ultimately miss out. There will always be people out there ready to scoop it up when the price falls. HODL is the way to go.

Jacob Wilkins

Software Developer | Crypto Enthusiast | Passionate about Personal Finance

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