So last year, I did it! For the first time, I have reached my goal of finishing 19 books as I set in my Goodreads profile. (Yaay!)I wanted to celebrate my achievement by sharing my review of the 19 books I have read/listened to last year! And as well give you my thoughts on Audible after having subscribed for 6 months. … More My 2019 in books and a 6-months review of Audible
The new year is just around the corner. Are you setting big goals for your money in 2020?
Financial goals are often at the top of the list of New Year’s resolutions. It’s an ideal time to turn over a new leaf and change any habits that are hurting your financial future. So here are seven of the best money moves to make in the new year. … More Your New-Year Money Checklist: 7 Money Moves to Start the Year off Right
In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Sandy whom I met at Fincon.
Her book “The Money Master: Inside Secrets on How to Make Your Money Grow and Stay Safe” is currently being printed and it will be released in early 2020. We will discuss a few themes covered in the book with special attention to investing in the stock markets. We dispel some of the common myths (should you follow the financial news every day? Should you buy in the latest hot stock picks?…), Sandy will explain some fundamental concepts, help you not overpay on fees,..in short, she will guide you to become more comfortable with the idea of getting started in the stock markets. It is true, it might look scary and complicated from the outside but as you will see, it is not. … More The basics of investing in the stock markets (and should you invest in cannabis stocks?) with Sandy
In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Jacob from I Heart Budgets.
We met at Fincon 19 and he told me he was currently on a “mini-retirement” travelling in an RV (a large motorhome/camper van) with his wife and three kids through the US. He started this crazy plan in August of 2018 and while the plan was to travel 1 year they have extended their plans.
This episode is for you if you are keen on hearing about why someone with a well-paid job is “suddenly” making a drastic lifestyle change by moving to a more nomadic and minimalistic lifestyle. And more importantly how that can be achieved through budgeting and planning. This episode is also for you if you are new to budgeting and still wonder why it can be a fantastic starting point to achieve your goals. … More How Jacob quit his stressful six-figure job to move into an RV and embrace a minimalistic lifestyle
We are heading to Thailand and will be talking to my friend Brad from Man Overseas. Brad is a traveller and likes to venture overseas in different cities with his wife. We will talk about the specifics of his current lifestyle, how he has focused over the years to reach this lifestyle and we will end up with very powerful insights on building self-confidence! … More How to travel full-time and build self-confidence with Brad
In today’s episode we have 2 guests on the show and explore 2 different approaches to reach FI (Financial Independence) : the fast lane with Miss Purple from A Purple Life and the slowFI way with Jessica. Which way is the one for you? … More All roads lead to FI (Financial Independence) with Jessica and Purple
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
In today’s episode, we talk to The Wealthy Finn about Peer-2-peer lending, what it is, what the risks are, which platforms to use, how to deal with taxes, etc. He is heavily invested in stocks (both individual stocks and index funds) and explains why he still wants to add Peer-2-Peer lending investments to his portfolio. To spice it all up, the Wealthy Finn will share some horror stories and as well will tell us about his “wacky” investments.
This episode is for you if you want to learn more about investing in Peer-to-peer lending platforms in general and as well to learn from real hands-on experiences about what it is to invest and diversify one’s assets. … More What is Peer-2-Peer lending? Investing in Mintos, camels and more with The Wealthy Finn
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 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
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.