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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A comparison of some of the most famous indexes in the world!

The indexes of the United States market are the most well-known of all. If you are remotely familiar with the financial or investing world, then you must have heard about the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Nasdaq Composite.

However, never forget that the world is bigger than the United States. In Europe a well-known index is the Euro Stoxx 50. In Asia there is one index that really stands out: the Nikkei.

This blog about finding out more about what these indexes represent and how these indexes stack up to each other performance wise. Let’s find out more.

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Make your portfolio recession proof – taking a look at my kids portfolio!

We are now more than 10 years into a bull market. Historically, that’s a very long time. That made me think about rebalancing the portfolio of my kids. I just wanted to know: how can I make this investment portfolio recession proof?! After looking into the all-weather portfolio by Ray Dalio, I’ve even included some instruments that I wouldn’t have considered otherwise. Let’s dig in.

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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!”

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How to manage money as a family and reach financial freedom?

In many families talking about money is frowned upon. But if you want to reach financial freedom talking about money is essential! If you are single, you can just follow your own road to financial freedom with no need to consider a lot of variables. But once you have a spouse and kids things become a lot more complicated!

Talking about money with family needs to be as common as talking about the weather or your next vacation. Once you lift the money taboo you can make big steps to reach financial freedom! I will share some things we applied in our family of 4. Continue reading “How to manage money as a family and reach financial freedom?”

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How to prepare for the next recession and make money in the process!

Recessions come and go. In history there have been many recessions in the US. Since 1777 around 47 (1 every 6 years). In most recent years recessions have lasted for about 10-18 months. Obviously, the most vivid recession for millennials was the financial crisis in 2007-2008.

This recession lasted 18 months with the stock market dropping more than 50%. Combined with a peak unemployment rate of 10% (the highest since 1937), the ‘08 recession was vicious!

With over 10 years into the bull market the next recessions (at least historically) seems just around the corner. The question is: how to prepare for the next recession? There are several things you can do to limit the blow of an inevitable crisis and bear market. Let’s find out! Continue reading “How to prepare for the next recession and make money in the process!”

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The first €100,000 is a bitch, but I’ve gotta do it!

These are the words of famous investor and Berkshire Hathaway’s second-in-command, Charlie Munger. But why is jumping over this €100,000 hurdle so important? How does this help me reach financial freedom earlier? Let’s find out. Continue reading “The first €100,000 is a bitch, but I’ve gotta do it!”

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5 steps to take before you start investing!

For many people investing is the way to go to build wealth and hopefully financial freedom. But investing is not without risk. Over time, your investments will increase and decrease in value. Long-term however, a diversified portfolio tends to do fine.

But there are steps to take to make sure you are not forced to sell your investments at market lows. Let’s find out more about these steps! Continue reading “5 steps to take before you start investing!”

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I am co-owner of London’s impressive Canary Wharf!

Yes, it’s true! Probably only of a few bricks, but I’m proud nevertheless! Let’s find out more about an amazing company that is indirectly helping me to achieve financial freedom. Brookfield Asset Management.

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Key takeaways from Buffett’s Annual Letter to reach FIRE!

I always look forward to the Annual Letter from ‘The Oracle of Omaha’ Warren Buffett. Often a lot of wisdom and common sense is found in these letters. It also provides insight in the thinking of one of the best investors of all time. Let’s find out what we can learn from Buffett’s 2018 letter for those striving for financial freedom! Continue reading “Key takeaways from Buffett’s Annual Letter to reach FIRE!”

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