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? Advertisements
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.
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
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
One year ago, I took the kids to the fair in our town. It was a fun visit, with a lot of lessons. We are now one year later. Did we improve? This time, I took only the oldest one, on a lazy Sunday afternoon while the younger one was at a birthday party. Before starting, … More Progress in the kids education
Belgians are born with a brick in their stomach, alluding on the fact that Belgians want to own a house. We are no different, we do own our house. Is that a good idea?
One of my objectives of blogging is to figure out how to educate my kids about money. After reading a lot and listening to a lot of podcasts, I now am happy with the following model, based on needs and wants.
Being part of the FIRE community sometimes feels like being part of a secret society. We have all these terms that make no sense to others: 4pct rule, FIRE, trackers, compounding interest, Trinity. Mysterious…