How to invest in China? China’s growth story!

Since 1979, the Chinese economy (in GDP) has been growing at an astonishing rate of 9.5% per year! That’s an incredible achievement. Because of this enormous growth, China was able to double its GDP every 8 years. However, as you can expect, the Chinese economy cannot grow like this forever. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects growth to slow down to about 5.5% per year as of 2024. So, are you too late to invest in China? If not, how can you invest in China yourself? Let’s find out more!

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My progress towards reaching financial freedom as per July!

What a couple of months it was. COVID-19 isn’t going away any time soon and I’m definitely feeling the impact on my life! Not necessarily in a bad way, but still. Being stuck in my home and ‘commuting’ from the groundfloor towards upstairs for 5 months isn’t easy. However, I shouldn’t complain. I still have a job and an income. Everyone is safe and healthy. So let’s just skip the complaining part and dive into the numbers of my progress towards reaching financial freedom as per July!

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Why I invest in an equal-weight S&P 500 index!

If you are new to investing, you’ve probably heard this a lot of times :“you should invest in a low-cost S&P 500 index fund”. Even Warren Buffett has said it several times during his Annual Shareholders meetings. The thing is, many people don’t tell you which one… Should you choose a market-cap-weighted S&P 500 index fund or an equal-weighted S&P 500 index fund? What are the differences? Let’s find out more!

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The impact of the Corona virus on my personal life!

Today I thought it was a good time to share with you the impact of the Corona virus on my personal life. Although, me and my family are safe and sound, the virus had a profound impact on my way of life.

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My net worth has increased to EUR 225K!

Yes, it’s about time I give another update about my goals and progress towards reaching a EUR 100,000 investment portfolio! By the way, I made this my official goal right now 😀 ! Although, the title pretty much gives it away, let’s find out more!

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In contrast to Warren Buffett, I’ve been buying stocks during the market crash!

If you are a true investing enthusiast you have not missed the first ever ‘digital only‘ annual shareholders meeting of Warren Buffett on Saturday May 2nd, 2020. If you, like me, live in The Netherlands it was almost an allnighter (start time 22.45PM with the meeting taking about 5 hours). I was really surprised about what Buffett had to say… Why didn’t Warren Buffett buy any stocks during the market crash?

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One step closer towards reaching financial freedom!

It’s time to give you guys an update again on my progress towards reaching financial freedom. This post is all about the progress I made in January! The purpose of this monthly series is to monitor my progress towards reaching financial independence. One baby step at a time… Let’s find out more!

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What this ancient book taught me about investing!

It’s just incredible what old books can teach us about anything. On top of this, history tends to repeat itself. So if you want to learn about the future, just look at the past. That’s exactly what this post is all about. It’s from a book of which some parts are over 3.000 years old. It surprised me that I would learn anything about money and investing from this book. Let’s find out.

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What am I afraid of on my journey to reach financial freedom?

Having a lot of money is never my goal. When I reach financial freedom, this in itself will not bring me happiness, joy or fulfillment. However, money can lead me to a lot of other things, such as greed, selfishness, envy, arrogance, entitlement, boasting. Lately, I’ve been pondering on some risks I see for myself in terms of money. Please, let me share some thoughts with you.

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