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?
We speak to my friend Becky from Twentyfree.co.
We met at Fincon in Washington D.C. earlier this year and it was definitely a fun encounter! Becky is not only young, energetic and driven as you will discover, but she also has great lessons in store for anyone of us in our early 20s, in our mid- to late 30s and even for the “wiser” crowds!
In summary, we will discuss how to land promotions at your job every single year, how Becky intends to apply lifestyle design concepts to switch from her initial FIRE goal to semi-retired/slow FI lifestyle and we also share thoughts on her inspiring article There is no better time than now.
… More How to land a promotion every single year at your job and how to live according to your values through lifestyle design with Becky
The Dragons on FIRE reached FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) and have left their jobs in their early 40s, 25 years ahead of schedule! How did they manage that? Come and find out! … More Reaching FIRE without even realizing it with the Dragons on FIRE
The FIRE (Financial Independent, Retire Early) movement has gained traction in the last 10 years and Mrs. Miller stumbled upon the movement a couple of years ago. This sparked her interest and as she started to read blogs and articles on the topic, she started to blog about her journey to FIRE on her blog http://www.millersonfire.com. We will talk about her journey, how she changed her spending habits over the years and how she saves/invests her money. In the second part of the episode we also talk about the feeling of “Wealth Guilt”, Mrs. Miller is thriving in her career and her salary has increased over the years, never the less when she reached a certain threshold, she started to feel guilty about doing so well financially. We discuss why this feeling kicked in and how to overcome it. … More A journey to FIRE and dealing with Wealth Guilt with Mrs. Miller
Pete McPherson from http://www.doyouevenblog.com shares his fascinating journey from spending time in college in various majors to his early career as a CPA in corporate America. We then go to the meat of the episode where we discuss his transition in details from his stable and well-paid job as CPA to starting Do You Even Blog? full time earning him $0.
If you are here because you are a fellow blogger/Podcaster/”Finconner” , you are in for a treat as well: This will be the perfect episode to learn how Do You Even Blog? came to fruition. … More How Pete left his well-paid corporate job to pursue his passion
So yes, in May of this year I purchased my conference pass and flight ticket to the Fincon conference that was held in Washington D.C last week. Yup, I flew all the way from Europe to D.C. “just for that” (Ok, I extended my stay in the US with a little vacation as well). Anyway, … More What I have learned at Fincon 2019 and how to network like a pro.