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Lupus in Fabula in Personal Economy

The Latin phrase "Lupus in Fabula" translates to "The Wolf in the Tale." Historically, it was used to warn against discussing a dangerous or unwanted subject just as it happens to appear. In the realm of personal economy, this phrase takes on a profound meaning, reminding us to address financial challenges and uncertainties before they sneak up on us like a hidden wolf. In today's fast-paced world, where financial stability and personal economy are of paramount importance, the concept of "Lupus in Fabula" can teach us valuable lessons about preparedness, planning, and maintaining financial well-being. This is the focus of this blogspot. 1. Recognizing the Wolf To effectively manage your personal economy, you must first recognize the wolf in your financial tale. This could be anything from unexpected expenses, debt accumulation, or the absence of a robust savings plan. By identifying the potential threats, you can take proactive steps to mit

Art of Doing Nothing: Il Dolce Far Niente

Have you ever found yourself daydreaming, gazing out the window while your to-do list grows longer? If so, you might already be a practitioner of the sweet Italian philosophy known as "Il Dolce Far Niente." Yes, you heard it right; Italians have a term for the delightful art of doing absolutely nothing, and it's about time we all take a sip from this espresso cup of relaxation.  Picture this: you're sitting on a sunny terrace in Italy, a gentle breeze playing with your hair, and a plate of pasta e vino in front of you. You're not worried about your overflowing inbox, your messy apartment, or that never-ending laundry pile. Instead, you're basking in the sheer joy of being present, savoring the moment with a smile that says, "Why worry when you can 'Il Dolce Far Niente' your way through life?" This is literally what I am thinking during the long, cold winter of Norway when I worked a lot to save as much resources as I could for the