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
With the recent murder of George Floyd and the current protests happening in the US, I wanted to share some thoughts around racial inequality on the Podcast as well. I got connected with Jason Hines, Jason is no expert on these thematics but he is never the less deeply motivated to share his thoughts as well and to raise awareness on the issue. … More A Deeper Look at Racial Inequality in America and Personal Finance with Jason
In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Martin from Studenomics.
Martin is a fun personal finance content creator helping 20 and 30-somethings to manage their finances, make more money and enjoy better lives. We will talk about his unique approach to personal finance, how you can make more money and we will discuss a topic that has been on both our minds for a while as well : how the motivational content online (you know the Gary Vaynerchuk or Grant Cardone videos) is getting you excited but actually nowhere. It can even ruin you.
This episode is for you if you are looking at making more money from side hustles and/or if you enjoy motivational content a little too much! … More Making more money with Side Hustles and How the Motivational Industry is Getting You Nowhere with Martin
The simple way to get a low-risk diversified exposure to the stock markets is to invest in a low-cost index fund. Now for those who want to take it further or can afford to take more risks, you can invest in individual stocks. These are in my opinion more interesting to dive into but as well more time-consuming as you will need to dive into more financial reports and business reading.
If that sounds exciting to you and want to get started with stock analysis, you are in good hands: Howie our guest writer for today will help us find and assess these underpriced stocks. … More Analyzing an Investment from a Value Point of View
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
Today we will have the pleasure to talk to Damian from Banker on FIRE. Together we will debunk the myths about investment bankers and discuss his journey to Financial Independence. … More Debunking The Common Myths about Investment Bankers with Damian
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
In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Stephen from Navalign (A financial planning and investment management services firm in LA). He is a well-spoken Certified Financial Planner and helps his clients to cover their financial planning needs by advising them on: Investing their money, providing financial advice and tax and estate planning among others.
We will discuss a few lessons learned based on Steven’s experience with his clients and see how we can apply these even though we do not make millions. We will cover Stephen’s approach to investing in equities (stocks), how the rich invest and in what specific assets they do invest, why it is important to plan your taxes well (Do the rich use all the tax loopholes in the book?) and finally how to develop a positive money mindset. … More How Millionaires Manage Their Money and How To Develop a Positive Money Mindset with Stephen
The Covid 19 or Coronavirus has been spreading rapidly at a fast pace across every country in the world. This has had a tremendous impact so far for the infected people, the way we live our daily lives, the global economy, and our finances.
Here are the topics I am discussing today :
The most important: Your health
Practicing gratitude every day. This is something I have been doing for a few years and for me, this has helped me to gain more mental strength a bigger desire to do good and less desire to do harm. Try it for one month and let me know how it went. This will also help you to be less subject to panic. And on that note I invite you to watch an excellent video on the topic by Matt D’Avella, How to deal with uncertainty.
Emergency funds, the crucial piece of your personal finances in a crisis. Check out as well these excellent tips from my friend Jacob: Emergency Budget: How to Budget During a Pandemic.
We’ll recap some useful financial definitions: Recessions, bear markets and Black Swan events.
Stock Markets: What should you do? Is it the right time to get started? Which stocks should I buy?
Let’s help each other, every little gesture can go a long way so let’s behave and care for our neighbors (let’s not behave like the douche that hoards 400 rolls of toilet paper at the supermarket,…)
… More How to handle your finances during the Covid-19 crisis
If you live in Europe and have listened to some of the latest Podcast episodes about investing in stocks with my friends Leanna, Joseph and Sandy, you might be wondering which bank or broker to use.
The common advice is to look for online brokers instead of banks as their fees are lower. These costs have a significant impact on your overall returns, so making sure you understand the fee structure is crucial. Out of all the possible choices in Europe, one platform that stands out is DEGIRO mainly thanks to their low fees. Since I cannot try the service myself, my friend Meer of Mynder kindly accepted to share his experience with DEGIRO on the blog for us. … More DEGIRO Review: Low-Cost Stock Investing