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.Continue reading “What am I afraid of on my journey to reach financial freedom?”
It’s been a while since the last update of my Financial Freedom Progress Report (FFPR), but here it is again! Because of these months of silence, the leap in progress is significant! I’m definitely making progress on my way towards financial independence! Let’s find out!Continue reading “I’ve reached a net worth of EUR 200K!”
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.Continue reading “How to run a successful startup from a financial perspective! (Part 1)”
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!Continue reading “What’s it like to work at a fintech startup?!”
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!”
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”
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!”
March was a great month. The weather was sunny (but cold), nice evenings around the fireplace, good French wine and a solid savings rate! Frugal living has been no better! Let’s dive in. Continue reading “Financial Freedom Progress Report (March)”
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?”
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!”