How to handle your finances during the Covid-19 crisis

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’Avela, 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,…)
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DEGIRO Review: Low-Cost Stock Investing

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

How to rock at SEO and cultivate a smart Financial Impulse with Joyce

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

How to Get Started with Stock Picking and Dividend Investing with Joseph

In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Joseph from the Youtube channel Let’s Talk Money.

I am quite excited about this episode as I am a subscriber to Joseph’s channel myself and watch it on a regular basis. Joseph loves talking all things money: From the stock market for beginners to how to buy stocks and from passive income and side hustle ideas to the best investments in dividend stocks. My primary interest in watching Joseph’s videos is to learn more about dividend-paying stocks as I want to grow this part of my investment portfolio. Joseph will make it easy to distil the information and guide us through the wonderful world (–> nerd! ) of stock pickings and dividend stocks! This episode is for you if you are interested in learning more about stock pickings or if like me,  you want to grasp the essentials behind dividend-paying stocks better! … More How to Get Started with Stock Picking and Dividend Investing with Joseph

How to land a promotion every single year at your job and how to live according to your values through lifestyle design with Becky

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.  
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Your New-Year Money Checklist: 7 Money Moves to Start the Year off Right

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

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 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