Dutch Wealth Tax – How Bad is It Really?

The Dutch tax system is based three types of income. The first is income from labour, the second is income from owning a company, the third is income from wealth. A lot has been written on the Dutch wealth tax, but how bad is it really? A lot has been written by fellow personal finance bloggers about the Dutch wealth tax. It would make The Netherlands impossible to live in if you’re aiming for financial independence and early retirement.  I don’t think this is actually the case. In this post I will show you exactly how our wealth tax system…

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Develop a New Habit: Do Something Unsustainable

Ever wondered to yourself “How does it come I can’t get myself to commit to develop a new habit”? I’ve been in that place too. Even though I’m usually a very intense person, I sometimes slack off. Today we’re going to look at how you can develop a new habit, by doing something very unsustainable for short periods of time. When you’ve decided you want to develop a new habit, the most important thing to do first is to move the needle. It can be very hard to get started, but once you’re there it’s not big deal anymore. Read…

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Live for free by investing in bonds

Most of the people I know who own their homes, have a mortgage. Some of them, such as my colleague, are trying to repay their mortgage as fast as possible. Today I’m going to discuss an alternative to paying off the mortgage by showing you how you could live for free by investing in bonds. Read more.

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Investment advertisements are predicting a crash

I see a lot of signs around me that we are heading for a new crash. Things like private lease cars, consumer credit, and investment advertisements are alarming me.  Everyone Should be Investing With a stock market that has been rising for years, banks and investment brokers are taking advantage. Advertisement on TV, radio, and print are pushing the ordinary consumer to start investing their money. Read more here.

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December 2018 Overview

In this post I look back at my finances and blogging experiences for December. Also I look at the entire year. A quick summary: I saved 40.7% in 2018, reaching my goal of 40% I expect more costs in January Fire The Boss got over 5k views in December, outpacing Ontsladebaas Read the full article here.

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We kondigen aan: Goed met Geld Podcast!

Jazeker! Samen met Stoppen Voor Mijn Vijftigste, ga ik een podcast opnemen gericht op millennials en hun financiën. Ondanks dat ik tegenwoordig in het Engels blog, is de podcast gewoon Nederlands. De show gaat Goed met Geld Podcast heten. We hebben al bijna alle afleveringen van het eerste seizoen opgenomen. Er moet nog wat audio ge-edit worden, maar dat komt wel goed. Begin februari zullen we de eerste aflevering online zetten. Houdt daarvoor onze blogs in de gaten!

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