While life happens, your portfolio builds up. Having a look at this pile of assets from time to time does not hurt. Being a spreadsheet nerd, I can now easily follow all of this via custom build tool. So, let’s see where we are…
For almost 2 years now, I have been using the Amber index to track our progress towards FI. With this index, I can keep my numbers private while still discussing our progress. With the extra experience and insights we have now, it is time to update the index.
As a family, we are far away from FI. The current official retirement age in Belgium is 67. That translates for me into 2043. Every year that I can be free before that is a win! So, what is the current guesstimate?
A budget need to be as simple as possible, not simple. … More Layered budget – it works for us!
Life can be more complex that 25 times your annual expenses … More No more FI for me!
What can options mean to your dividend yield? No that 2016 is over, I can give a real life example of what it means to my yield. … More Yield booster from options – case study
December is the month of the holidays and gifts. In Belgium, we celebrate Saint-Nicolas and X-mas. Both have a habit of bringing gifts. Is it pushing my luck to far to add Passive Income to this list? … More December Market Income and Year Review
The year comes to an end. A week from now, it will be 2017 already. At the start of 2016, we started with some good itentions. How did we do? … More 2016 – thumbs up or down?
I’ve got to break free…. I want to break free, yeah…. I want, I want, I want, I want to break free. (Queen) Don’t we all want to be free?
The FIRE community is great source for both technical investment advice and life improvement. Plenty of excellent sources out there. It is also a community where people FI early: mid thirties, early forties…. Where people share a lot of damn good numbers. Could it be that we now want to keep up with a new set of … More Beat the FIRE Joneses!