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Trick or Treat Giveaway - The Legend of Stingy Jack & World Savings Day

Day 1,807, 14:02 by Janko Fran


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On October 31 it was World Savings Day & My 3rd eBirthday, and tonight is Halloween so I am organizing a birthday trick or treat giveaway.

Trick or Treat - Hope you get something good to eat
Theme Songs: Halloween - The Game is on...
Trick or Treat - eWorld Giveaway for My 3rd eBirthday [Janko Fran]
The Legend of Stingy Jack

People have been making jack-o'-lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The practice originated from an Irish legend about a man nicknamed Stingy Jack. According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing back into his original form. Jack eventually freed the Devil, under the condition that he would not bother Jack for one year and that, should Jack die, he would not claim his soul. The next year, Jack again tricked the Devil into climbing into a tree to pick a piece of fruit. While he was up in the tree, Jack carved a sign of the cross into the tree's bark so that the Devil could not come down until the Devil promised Jack not to bother him for ten more years.

Soon after, Jack died. As the legend goes, God would not allow such an unsavory figure into heaven. The Devil, upset by the trick Jack had played on him and keeping his word not to claim his soul, would not allow Jack into hell. He sent Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the Earth with ever since. The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as Jack of the Lantern, and then, simply Jack O'Lantern.

In Ireland and Scotland, people began to make their own versions of Jack's lanterns by carving scary faces into turnips or potatoes and placing them into windows or near doors to frighten away Stingy Jack and other wandering evil spirits. In England, large beets are used. Immigrants from these countries brought the jack o'lantern tradition with them when they came to the United States. They soon found that pumpkins, a fruit native to America, make perfect jack-o'-lanterns.

History of the Jack O' Lantern

Trick of Treat - eWorld Giveaway for My 3rd eBirthday

There are plenty of treats and everyone will get something. First prize is 3 gold, second is 2 gold, third 1 gold, 4th 300 CC, 5th 200 CC, 6th 100 CC, 7th 33 CC, 8th-10th 3 Q7 Wep, 11th 33 Q4 Wep, 12th - 20th 3 Q4 Wep, 21th-33th 3 Q1 Wep. The rest are little treats (34th-3333th), will be more symbolic and will be in Q2 and Q1 food (3 Q2 Food or 3 Q1 Food)... Your prize depends on your creativity, speed to apply, effort put into this trick or treat game, and, of course, some luck.

What you need to do?
In a nutshell, you need to do just a few things:
1. Check if you are my friend. If not, add me as your friend. I'll approve it ASAP.
2. Check if you are subscribed to READeR USeR LINKer. If not, check my previous articles, and, please, subscribe, not to miss any good articles in the future.
3. Check if you voted this article. If not, please, do.
4. Shout this article in your friends feeds:

[Special Edition by Janko Fran]
Trick or Treat - eWorld Giveaway for My 3rd eBirthday
erepublik.com/en/article/2148777/1/20
5. Write "Trick or Treat" together with your vote & sub ordinal number in the comments and a "shouted" mark if you shouted the article.
6. [Bonus] If you are aming to higher prizes, add some creativity to it and tell a story (in video) or write about your savings in RL or in eRep or write a Halloween story in your newspapers and give a link in the comments. If you do it well, I am willing to add some extra gold coins for a work of tallented journalist or a designer. Language will be no barrier.




October 31 - World Savings Day

World Savings Day & eWorld Giveaway for My 3rd eBirthday

Here is a theme song for this article:
Shania Twain - When

So, during 3 years of me playing eRepublik, how much I have earned and how much I have saved?


My shiny medal collection

There are 96 medals won on my account, 5 gold each, which makes 480 Gold. As I am now level 48, that's 47 levels passed, which makes another 47 gold (at least). In total that makes 527 Gold at least, that's almost 15 gold of income per month all together during the last 36 months just from the medals. I should also mention other profits from companies, salary or trade, which I estimate to be at least the same as those from the medals.
So, let's say I have earned around 1000 Gold in eRepublik during all 3 years of my eLife. Here I should also mention that I haven't bought any gold for RL money in eRep (yet).

As I have mostly invested gold in companies during my e-life, I don't have much gold on my e-account (less than 15 gold), but have gathered a collection of 54 companies. That investment was worth around 900 gold. Today I could get for all my companies between 450 and 500 gold if dissolved them or sold them on the market. Some of you might even remember the time in eRepublik when investing in companies was worth the trouble. Now there are a bit more profitable ways for investment.

During the last year I've started to invest in training centers and have invested around 285 gold (3x95,2 gold) in T1, T2 and T4 training centers. I can get for them almost the same amount (give or TAKE 6%), which is 255 gold to be exact.

How am I doing now?

Companies are not so profitable any more and bring me around a gold per day (could be more or closer to 2 Gold per day if Croatia had any wep bonuses), but I spend the most on weapons, so I save around 0.2 gold per day. That makes 6 Gold per month. Training centers and HW medals bring the most of earnings; 23 gold per month, to be precise. And that makes total 53 gold per month. I need 18 Q7 weapon per day and that's roughly around 20 gold per month for Q7 weapons. That leaves me with around 30 gold per month, a gold per day in average.


Enjoy The Crisis - Go Shopping


So, I have earned around 1000 gold, have saved around 700 gold and have spent the rest on food, weapons, training and moving around with or without, tickets (remember them?). Not too bad, but I believe that I am just an ordinary player, not much better, not much worse than the most. Though, it could be that I am a bit conservative in spending money, both in eRep and in RL.

And what about you?
How much do you earn and save, both in eRep or in RL?
Please, tell me your stories... Share and save the memories...
Rool of 72 / Pravilo 72

The ‘Rule of 72′ is a simple way to determine how long an investment will take to double, given a fixed annual rate of interest. By dividing 72 by the annual rate of return, investors can get a rough estimate of how many years it will take for the initial investment to double itself.


The Rool of 72
Arthur Schopenhauer's quote on wealth:

And still men are a thousand times more intent on becoming rich than on acquiring culture, though it is quite certain that what a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has.
Arthur Schopenhauer

A few more quotes from Arthur Schopenhauer on money and wealth:

Money is like seawater. The more we drink, the thirstier we become.

Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.

It is manifestly a wiser course to aim at the maintenance of our health and the cultivation of our faculties, than at the amassing of wealth; but this must not be mistaken as meaning that we should neglect to acquire an adequate supply of the necessaries of life.

If there is anything in the world that can really be called a man's property, it is surely that which is the result of his mental activity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Faithfully yours,
Janko Fran

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"Svjetska je financijska kriza znatno pogodila većinu gospodarstava, a osobito stanovništvo. Banke su se našle na udaru prve, a nedostatak sredstava najviše im je kočio poslovanje."
Metro Portal - Dogodilo se na današnji dan 31. listopada


31. listopada - Svjetski dan štednje

Stoga su predstavnici svjetskih štednih ustanova na današnji dan 1924. godine na međunarodnom kongresu štednih banaka u Milanu proglasili Svjetski dan štednje, kako bi potakli priljev novca u svoje opustošene trezore i pospješili brži izlazak iz opće gospodarske krize nakon 1. svjetskog rata.


Svjetski dan štednje

Sudionici toga kongresa usuglasili su se da je štednja prijeko potrebna za razvoj čovječanstva čime je započeta era promišljanja o očuvanju postojećih resursa i promjene načina u njihovom korištenju.

Naravno, nakon toga uslijedila je svjetska gospodarska kriza 1929. - 1939. i 2. svjetski rat. Unatoč tome štednja ima svoje prednosti. I tako se tradicija i smisao štednje održala sve do danas. Štedimo novac, vrijednosti, resurse, energiju i slično. Štedimo ne samo za sebe i vlastite potrebe, nego i za svoju obitelj, potomstvo i buduće naraštaje.

A za što i koga vi štedite?


Weltspartag



U Njemačkoj je 31. listopada Dan Reformacije pa se Dan štednje obilježava 30. listopada.


Nur noch wenige deutsche Banken feiern den Weltspartag. Grafik: Robert Sensfuß

U Austriji je vrlo popularna maskota Sparefroh.



Na kraju, no najvažnije, ne zaboravite:



English Translation:

And still men are a thousand times more intent on becoming rich than on acquiring culture, though it is quite certain that what a man is contributes much more to his happiness than what he has.
Arthur Schopenhauer

A few more quotes from Arthur Schopenhauer on money and wealth:

Money is like seawater. The more we drink, the thirstier we become.

Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.

It is manifestly a wiser course to aim at the maintenance of our health and the cultivation of our faculties, than at the amassing of wealth; but this must not be mistaken as meaning that we should neglect to acquire an adequate supply of the necessaries of life.

If there is anything in the world that can really be called a man's property, it is surely that which is the result of his mental activity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Faithfully yours,
Janko Fran

 

Comments

AlenJax
AlenJax Day 1,807, 14:05

v2 on london!

Mitzoi
Mitzoi Day 1,807, 14:18

i only voted and shouted...no need for a prize...happy e-birthday!... : ]

Gambino_SSSS
Gambino_SSSS Day 1,807, 14:22

srećan 3. erođendan želim ti mnogo dobre igre

v4 s 2161

Raziel_Blaze
Raziel_Blaze Day 1,807, 14:26

Srećan eRođendan! Nadam se da se vidimo na nekom skupu \o/

Nicu Maels
Nicu Maels Day 1,807, 14:27

Happy eBirthday from Moldova!!!
v7 s2162+ shout

CYANlDE
CYANlDE Day 1,807, 14:54

V13 + S2163+shout


HAPPY EBIRTHDAY FROM ALBANIA

SilverF0X
SilverF0X Day 1,807, 15:21

v14 s2164 +shout

Vietah
Vietah Day 1,807, 15:30

v15
s2165
shouted
Happy eBirthday, Janko Fran.

Deny271
Deny271 Day 1,807, 15:37

16, 2166

H.B.

Ovalni Chmar
Ovalni Chmar Day 1,807, 16:06

v18 sub si imao
nek je sretan

Josh Whitehead
Josh Whitehead Day 1,807, 16:06

Voted #17

Happy Birthday

Edna Uebel
Edna Uebel Day 1,807, 16:25

congratz. Happy Birthday.
v19 allreadysubbed yearss ago : )

Tom Tomasic
Tom Tomasic Day 1,807, 16:36

Sretan rođendan!
Pretplata odavno, glas od sada.
Istina da "našu sreću stvara ono što jesmo a ne ono što imamo"...ali ako si ružan i glup onda ti lova poneki put zna donijeti koji trenutak sreće više. Meni fali ta lovica da to kupim, pa sam poslal malu da ode isprazniti kasicu u Hypo na svjetski dan štednje da uči štediti i izbjegne moju sudbinu neimaštine. Dobila je bombon za poklon. Sad je tolko motivirana za štednju da bude štedila sigurno svaku lipu....

OFLU ONUR
OFLU ONUR Day 1,807, 19:06

v+s (:

Yuri_Jivago
Yuri_Jivago Day 1,807, 19:16

V28 S2171

Nice article!

Greetings from Brozil!

CHRISTIANE.F
CHRISTIANE.F Day 1,807, 19:17

27 / 2170 Happy Birthday all best wishes !

Srećan rođendan i da ti se sve želje ispune !

Makedonas GR
Makedonas GR Day 1,808, 00:15

v32 s already
Trick or Treat shouted

no need for stories or fairytales in Greece..
we just need to face the truth!
hope every citizen of the (e-)World stands by us, cause politicians and govs really suck!

my poor savings in eRep are much better than in RL, i can only mention that being a 2-yo e-player myself and without having spent any EURO, i 'm able to fully train (q4-q3-q3-q4) and use only q7 weps.

farewell !!

Dunja505
Dunja505 Day 1,808, 00:20

congrats for 3rd eBirthday

Publius
Publius Day 1,808, 00:35

v/s

Pasok na goustaroume
Pasok na goustaroume Day 1,808, 00:35

add friend
v35
s2173
shout

13.SS
13.SS Day 1,808, 00:37

Trick or Treat v37 s2174

mvcakir
mvcakir Day 1,808, 00:39

Trick or Treat!

happy 3rd eBirthday!

v35, already subbed and shouted

YILDIRIMOFLU
YILDIRIMOFLU Day 1,808, 00:45

happy 3rd eBirthday

gljivac
gljivac Day 1,808, 01:27

v o7 kupio par golda za rl pare, a ostalo su bili krediti koje je davala banka ka-ching...

Thersitis
Thersitis Day 1,808, 02:49

v43 s 4175

Dilajla007
Dilajla007 Day 1,808, 02:53

Voted #45

Happy 3rd Birthday

DevilDogNI6
DevilDogNI6 Day 1,808, 03:08

Voted #46 Happy 3rd Birthday :DD

Caikata
Caikata Day 1,808, 03:30

48/2178

jebach u mutnom
jebach u mutnom Day 1,808, 04:00

V49 S odavno +shout

Happy B day

funky_ribar
funky_ribar Day 1,808, 04:11

v50 s odavn0

PsYh0tIC
PsYh0tIC Day 1,808, 04:13

Happy eBirthday

v+s

ElvenCRO
ElvenCRO Day 1,808, 04:36

happy birthday
v+s

Rebelsy
Rebelsy Day 1,808, 04:54

07

4 zena
4 zena Day 1,808, 05:20

yebate cucak ,, malo je predugo

but
v+s

howdymate
howdymate Day 1,808, 06:03

Happy birthday! Trick or treat!

v57 s2181 + shout

Beloslava681
Beloslava681 Day 1,808, 07:58

66/sub old + shout

yanyali
yanyali Day 1,808, 08:00

v67 s2181 + shout

Happy birthday! trick or treat :-p

hajduk s
hajduk s Day 1,808, 10:37

v72/s2182 +shout+add happy birthday trick or treat

Alex...bg
Alex...bg Day 1,808, 11:05

Trick or Treat v75 s2183

BacoST
BacoST Day 1,808, 14:44

v 78
s 2183

Happy b-day

kronos777
kronos777 Day 1,808, 15:02

v79 s2184 Happy birthday! Trick or treat.

Trogdorthetroll100
Trogdorthetroll100 Day 1,809, 03:48

v85 s2185
Happy birthday my friend

BigMac007
BigMac007 Day 1,809, 08:05

96/2189
Happy birthday

Mare2407
Mare2407 Day 1,809, 08:30

v97 sub 2190
Happy b-day

BjesiSnaga
BjesiSnaga Day 1,809, 13:23

vote 106 sub od prije + shout
Happy birthday! Trick or treat!

Ante Tony
Ante Tony Day 1,809, 13:33

V108 sub 2192....

Thanks for the link... ))

Happy Birthday... and Trick or treat.....

treat me baby.... lol

Tinka Potepinka
Tinka Potepinka Day 1,809, 13:33

v 109

bimbox
bimbox Day 1,809, 13:54

vote 109
sub 2192

mufekk
mufekk Day 1,809, 14:21

TRICK AND THREAT

111 vote- sub from loooong ago,
friends from even longeeeer agoooo!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY nad HAPPY HALOWEEN!

mufekk the one and only TROLLEYBUS driver on EREP from esLOVEnia

Tom Tomasic
Tom Tomasic Day 1,809, 17:44

Zahvaljujem na poklonu

 
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