2020… I really like how you pronounce this and how grace full and peaceful it looks. For 2020, I have listed my personal objectives. None of these objectives is financial in nature and is not really mesaurable like a savings rate or an amberindex. Why do this? It all comes down to my focus on … More The 2020 objectives
When on the journey to FI, it is always interesting to know if there is progress, standstill or regression. Tracking the status is a very good way to get a view on the trend. Hence, I put the amberindex back in the spotlight. … More How FI am I now?
2019 was a year on a one salary budget. … More Living on one salary
Since 8 months I now live on a single salary. It is not the typical FIRE one salary whereby one stops to work because they have reached certain financial milestones in their financial long term plan. This one salary family is enforced on me due to my divorce. I see this new reality as an opportunity to … More A new reality
Part of a divorce is finding out what to to with the family home. We have found a solution for that. And it is not the most financial optimised solution. That is my lessons learned: there are limits to making rational, spreadsheet based decisions. How about following your feelings?
Yes, I am in the middle of a divorce. And that s#cks. On all levels and deeper than I thought it would. When you make your FIRE plan, you pay yourself first, you plan for the sequence of return risk, you read about the 4pct rule and all other math driven aspects.
It has been a while! That is an understatement. I refuse to count the weeks and months that I did not blog. There are many reason why that did not happen. Today I will focus on one: boredom.
March is over. Time for a report on the option trading. Still sweating out an over sized postion that goes against me.
Inspired by Geldnerd and Meneer and Mevrouw, I share with you my housing story. There are some ggod lessons in here, and I want to document these for my kids and interested people. I hope you can avoid my mistakes
Our health is very precious to us. At the same time, our health is so vulnerable and for a big part out of our control. How do you deal with that liability? Well, I am willing to pay now to have access in the future to health insurance