Fire the Belly 002

This is part two of my new weekly health related post, Fire the Belly. Every week I will write an update on physical and mental health, sports, and food. This week was a though one. Every other week I travel abroad to a client, and this was the first week of my new schedule. I switched the travel days around and now I’m leaving Sunday night and returning Wednesday night. That for sure came in the way of some planned sports activities!

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DeGiro ETF Investing – an Ultimate Guide in 6 Steps

Making the most of your money in Europe has never been easier. There are plenty of platforms now you can use to invest with, my favourite one being DeGiro. In this article, I will guide you through DeGiro ETF investing.

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Increasing Income vs. Lowering Expenses – Which is Better?

In our community of financially savvy people, you’d think that it would be easy to agree on certain things. Nothing is farther from the truth. Take for example the discussion on increasing income vs lowering expenses.  It seems we can’t agree on which is better. So to end the discussion once and for all, here is my take on it!  In the end, what we are trying to do is to increase the gap between income and expenses. The gap is what we refer to as our savings, often expressed as a percentage and then called the savings rate. This…

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Fire the Belly 001

So, I’ve been playing with lifestyle-related posts for a while now. The reason is that the road to financial independence is boring. Man! The boring middle does exist! Anyway, lifestyle for me is about optimising your life, not just your finances, to enjoy FI even more. Fire the Belly is my new series about health. Being healthy should make it easier to enjoy your FI lifestyle instead of just being after the money. This might be weird on a personal finance blog, but it’s my site. Also, I see more and more bloggers write about their health so I can’t…

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Savings Are Still Relevant When You’re Investing

Even though I’m a big proponent of investing for financial independence, having a savings account always comes in handy. You can save for an emergency fund, or for a nice big vacation. Anyway, savings are still relevant. In his book “Set for Life”, Scott Trench talks about starting your path to financial freedom by saving up 25,000 dollars.  This money will provide you with options and opportunities. You don’t really have to invest much at this point. Just saving up a big pile of cold hard cash already helps you tremendously. Now, you don’t have to save 25k necessarily, but…

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Increase Your Income – 6 Ways

I have increased my income quite a lot over the past few years. This post will highlight how I did that by exploring the following 8 things I did to increase my income: Start working early in life Start working early in the day Work hard, being an over-achiever Switch jobs Socialise and make friends Run a side hustle

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Goed met Geld Podcast #010 “De GmG Levensstijl”

Dit is alweer de laatste aflevering van het eerste seizoen Goed met Geld Podcast. Arjan en ik hebben er een tijdje over gedaan, maar nu hebben we dan echt het eerste seizoen volledig af. Maar daar blijft het niet bij! Volgende week zijn we er gewoon weer met aflevering 11! Als je deze aflevering leuk vond, abonneer je dan alsjeblieft in iTunes of laat een rating en review achter. Dat helpt ons enorm om meer luisteraars te bereiken. Dankjewel en tot volgende week!

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March 2019 Overview

The end of March marked the end of Q1 of the year. Let’s see how I’ve done! In March I made more money than usual, due to the 2018 bonus payout. But I also spent more money. Anyway, the result was a nice high savings rate and a record high net worth! Income-wise March was a really good month. Besides my regular salary the bonus from last year was paid out, which increased my net income (after taxes) to 4,194 euros.

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I Can’t Do It Anymore, I’m Buying a Porsche

As per the title, I’m burned out. I just can’t do this anymore. I’ve tried for years to get the most out of my money, to work hard now so I can play hard later, but the flame is gone.  Portfolioshave been optimised, stocksbought, apartments refinanced. The good thing about all this saving is that I’m now able to do a lot of cool stuff with all this money I just “found”. Right now, I feel relieved having made this decision. It’s a weight off my shoulders.  Read the full article here.

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