In this post, My friend FighttoFIRE and I review the online brokers in Belgium with particular attention to Bolero and Lynx. … More Best Online Brokers in Belgium 2020
In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Sharon Tseung from Digital Nomad Quest.
Sharon left her corporate job in marketing in 2016, traveled for 2 years, and came back to the Bay Area (the area around San Francisco) where she is back into a marketing position and continues to develop her website and various income streams (which she teaches on her website).
Sharon will guide us through the process of how she left her job, how she built income streams all while traveling and actually how she even managed to save money during those 2 years! Digital nomading may not be for everyone but building passive income streams to strengthen your financial future definitely is and Sharon will help us to get started! (Yaay!) … More How to Become a Digital Nomad and build passive income at the same time with Sharon
Today we have the pleasure to have Wendy from Wanderlust Wendy. She tells her story of how she has moved from a traditional career path with high-paying job to a pursue more meaningful ventures and be more happy in general. And yes that involves slowing down her path to Financial Indepence. … More How Wendy chose happiness over a high paid career and slowed down her path to FI
Marc started a website design blog in 2007 as a side hustle and left a job he hated in 2008. Pretty fast, right? He has since been running several successful blogs over the years and has sold all of them for over 1,3 million dollars! He now mainly runs the Vital Dollar, his blog on managing money, saving money and money-making side activities.
Marc will share his story on how he managed to leave his job so fast and how he has been able to launch several other blogs since then (yes, I ask him about his secret recipes for success! 😉). We will also discuss what key aspects to look after if you are thinking of launching your own successful side hustle whether in the form of content creating or in the form “brick and mortar” type of activity. … More How to start your successful money-making side business in 2020 with Marc
In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend The Poor Swiss.
The Poor Swiss is a Swiss (duh!) blogger writing about his pursuit of Financial Independence. One of the ways he tries to achieve this is through investing in the stock markets.
When one looks for information in English on investing in the stock markets, one often stumbles upon articles/podcasts of our US friends telling all about investing in low-cost index funds like a Vanguard S&P500 fund. We will discuss if this approach makes sense for us here in Europe. We also discuss how and where to look for ETF’s and share reviews on European online brokers (DeGiro and Interactive brokers).
This episode is for you if you are living in Europe and want to know more about getting started with investing in the stock markets. … More Investing in the Stock Markets when you live in Europe with The Poor Swiss
Advances in technology have revolutionized how the world does business. Every industry has been impacted, from imports and exports to education, to finance.
The financial service industry, in particular, has seen numerous advances and shifts in how people bank. This leaves a lot of people wondering if Fintech— financial technology— is really reshaping the financial service industry, or if that’s just a myth. … More Fintech Is Reshaping the Financial Service Industry – Myth or Truth?
In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Nadia from Speaking of Cents.
She writes about a variety of topics around personal finance and focuses mostly on the mindset that revolves around managing your money. The aim of the blog (and Youtube channel) is to educate people on how to manage their money at any point in their life regardless of their income.
We will discuss what financial stability means, why it is important, why people struggle with it and Nadia will provide an actionable 7-step plan to achieve that Financial Stability.
This episode is for you if you are getting started with your finances and want some guidance on improving your financial situation or find your way to work towards larger financial goals. … More What Financial Stability means for different people and how you can manage your money in order to achieve financial stability with Nadia
In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Joyce from Financial Impulse. She writes about a wide array of topics on her blog Financial Impulse: Picking good companies to invest in, career advice, Debt, Emergency funds, cheap date ideas, etc. She has also developed two interesting series of articles: “Is it worth it?” and “From Freelance to Full-Time” which I enjoyed reading myself. We will discuss how she combines her professional career and passion project (the blog): Digital marketing (with a focus on SEO) and Personal Finance. In the first part of the episode, she will provide some practical SEO tips which will be helpful for any type of content creators (Bloggers, Podcaster and Youtubers, people like me that suck at SEO 😅, etc.) and in the second part we will dive deeper into the Personal Finance part. … More How to rock at SEO and cultivate a smart Financial Impulse with Joyce
Caroline from Costa Rica FIRE will tell us how she reached FIRE under “exceptional circumstances”: She stumbled upon the FIRE movement in her 40s, she and her husband Scott have 2 daughters, their strategy was to focus on Real Estate and they did all of this while living in New York, a high cost of living area! We will discuss Caroline’s journey and she will share how she and her husband managed to change their lifestyle completely and reached FIRE. And we will also discuss how they managed to buy property after property both in the US and abroad (Costa Rica!). … More How to hit FIRE in your 40s living in an HCOL city with Caroline
Have you ever backed away from bargaining at a flea market, thinking it would be too cheap? Or have you cut down on a decent waiter’s tip to save some dollars over dinner? To most people, both of them might look like examples of the same phenomena. However, the first scene shows a frugal personality, while the other one is downright cheap. We know what you’re thinking, how can someone possibly know when they’re crossing the line from being frugal to cheap? Although there is a fine line between the two, if you understand the concept, you’ll know what’s cheap and what’s not right away. To bring things into perspective, here are some differences between frugal and cheap to get you a clear picture. … More Frugal Vs Cheap – What is the Difference?