How to run a successful startup from a financial perspective! (Part 1)

When starting a business at your own it all begins with that one great idea! You’re amazed that no one has thought about that before. With all your energy you jump into this wonderful endeavor! That’s exactly how the founders at our startup started.

However, what’s often lacking is a financial and risk minded view on how to manage that startup. I will dive into several metrics that are essential to manage a tech startup successfully. Let’s dig in.

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What’s it like to work at a fintech startup?!

What’s it like to work at a fintech startup? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself for the past few years. Becoming involved in startup can be a huge accelerator to reach financial freedom! So, at the beginning of the year I’ve decided to keep my eyes open for potential roles that I could fulfill at a fintech startup and I’ve found one at a great fintech in their very early stage!

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Climb that FIRE mountain but don’t forget to enjoy the road and the view!

Striving to reach financial freedom is addictive. You work hard, generate additional sources of income and save and invest as much money as you can! But don’t be fooled. It’s very easy to forget that you are living right now. You don’t start living 20 years from now when you’ve reached your $1+ million dollar portfolio. Don’t miss out on the small things of life! Continue reading “Climb that FIRE mountain but don’t forget to enjoy the road and the view!”

Financial Freedom Progress Report (FFPR) – April 2019

April was another solid month but nothing special, really. Nice Easter with family and friends and beautiful weather! We even went to the beach to chill and enjoy the sun. The financials were solid as well. Let’s take a closer look! Continue reading “Financial Freedom Progress Report (FFPR) – April 2019”

7 things you can do to survive a reorganization and get out stronger!

With tech firms disrupting many industries, reorganizations are the new normal. I’m about to face one myself in the coming year or so. Since my day-job is my most important source of income, the key question here is: how to survive a reorganization and still make the most of your career?

There are several things you can do before a reorganization and potential layoff. The sooner you start the better! Let’s find out more about 7 of them. Continue reading “7 things you can do to survive a reorganization and get out stronger!”

5 important lessons that investing in real estate teaches your kids!

Investing in real estate is a wonderful way to generate cash-flow. No investment comes without risk, but real estate can deliver generous returns. On top of that, investing in real estate teaches your kids several important lessons that they do not learn in school. Let’s find out more. Continue reading “5 important lessons that investing in real estate teaches your kids!”

Subscriptions… A sneaky money burner that keeps you from reaching FIRE earlier!

Last week an interesting news article was published. It showed that on average people have 11 subscriptions. Much more than I expected. Youngsters under 25 years old have on average 16(!) subscriptions. Imagine the impact of the costs of that many subscriptions  on reaching financial freedom?! The Dutch Consumers Association (Nibud) advised making a list of your subscriptions every year and decide whether you really need them. That’s exactly what I will do right now! Continue reading “Subscriptions… A sneaky money burner that keeps you from reaching FIRE earlier!”

Reaching FIRE with a generous heart!

For those of us living in The Netherlands, Western Europe or the West in general, we are so lucky! The Netherlands is the 12th richest country in the world. The Netherlands has a poverty rate of just 7.9%. Far lower than India (60.4%) and even the United States (16.8%). We are so rich and we don’t even know it or perceive it that way.

Last week that was really an eye-opener for me. Hoarding cash and investing a lot of money is fun. But I think it’s very important to keep your eyes open for those not so fortunate. Generosity is an important trait to reach FIRE joyfully and peacefully. Continue reading “Reaching FIRE with a generous heart!”

Investing in rental properties just became a lot easier with Dynamic Credit!

Great news for Dutch real estate investors! Dynamic credit just came out with news that they now have a financing proposition that lets you finance up to 90% of the Loan-to-Value in rented condition. For those who are not shy of somewhat higher leverage, this is a great opportunity. Let’s find out why. Continue reading “Investing in rental properties just became a lot easier with Dynamic Credit!”