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!”

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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”

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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!”

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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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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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Financial Freedom Progress Report (FFPR) – February

February with just 28 days passed by rather quickly! Time to see what February brings in terms of progress towards financial freedom! Let’s take a closer look at my net worth and investment portfolios. Continue reading “Financial Freedom Progress Report (FFPR) – February”

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Private banking is for fools, this is why!

Congratulations! You have suddenly amassed a sizeable nest egg through an inheritance, selling your business or by winning the lottery. Every corporate bank is enticing you to let their private bankers do their magic with your money! But should you join their elite clubs? Continue reading “Private banking is for fools, this is why!”

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My First Financial Freedom Progress Report (January)

Here it is, my first Financial Freedom Progress Report (FFPR). These past two months have been awesome, but not financially. A lovely Christmas and New Year’s Eve with family and friends, skiing in France, buying the necessary skiing equipment, redecorating the room of my son, etc. It all piled up! As a result, the savings rate of December and January turned out much lower than I expected. Continue reading “My First Financial Freedom Progress Report (January)”

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