Last Monday was great! I had a day off and got to experience what FIRE could be like. It is sweet.
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…
At the start of the year, it was one of my objectives to be 1 month free from work to spend more time with my wife and kids. Time for a review and a look ahead. Things are not what they were planned to be.
Last week, the Belgian government announced proudly that they will activate the savings of people so it can be invested in the real economy. Great! We need more decisions like that.
One of the topics during the June Meetup was insurance. What insurance do you need? Or can you go without? An interesting debate.
Allocating the right amount of resources to the different possibilities is key. This is not always easy. Take a relative simple example: asset allocation: ask 10 people and you get probably 10 answers. So what about this other key allocations: how much money do you spend vs save
Fincon Masters is a side event series of the yearly Fincon Event. This year, I had the possibility to attend the first London event. It was great fun, with a lot of take aways.
With a few weeks of great weather in Belgium, the usual questions on tools and equipment pop up. What are your thoughts?