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
Every month I publish my option trading results and thoughts. This obliges me to reflect on the past month, my strategy and my risk tolerance. I hope it also allows others to learn from what I do and from the good and bad ideas that I have. And February has a lot of lessons.
The last weekend of February, a group of FIRE enthousiast met in Leuven for a weekend of FIRE fun and discussions. Who says Leuven, also says beer, so a bar was part of the plan.
A few meetups ago, it became clear to me that the end goal of the whole FIRE journey is not hitting a well calculated number. The whole point of the journey is to discover yourself and design a life that is perfect for you and your family. In essence, it comes down to writing an … More How to invest your time wisely