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Savings rate July 2020: slight increase to 33.99%

July was a fairly good month, one the one hand my expenses for "hobby's" (mainly sports), rose rather high, on the other hand I was able to keep most of my other expenses in check. Expenses Lets start with the expenses and compare June and July The highlights Housing costs have slightly increased to 826… Continue reading Savings rate July 2020: slight increase to 33.99%

Financial Independence · investing

Investment update in July 2020

Investment update in July 2020 The stockmarket is rising slowly. Altough its summer, summer has never been a really bull month for the stock market, and with a second wave approaching Europe I am surprised that it is not dropping further. Perhaps its because of the 1600 Biljard EUR the EU will pump in the… Continue reading Investment update in July 2020

Financial Independence · investing

June 2020 Portfolio update: Grupeer presents their plan to repay investors

The stockmarket didn't really seem to know what it wanted this month, we had a few drops and a few rises, but in general nothing to indicate that corona is behind us or that we are tumbling into a deeper crisis. I guess the stockmarket really hasn't made up its mind. Its not unexpected given the record breaking infections that we see across the world and especially in US that is dominating the stock market.

Financial Independence · saving

How cycling will help you reach Financial Independence faster

Hobby's can have a bigger influence then you think about Financial independence. Remember every euro you spend is a euro less you can invest. I have done a dozen of different hobby's in my life, sailing, surfing, horse riding, scuba - diving, running, swimming, .. and the list goes on. Until I knew FIRE I… Continue reading How cycling will help you reach Financial Independence faster

Early Retirement · Financial Independence

Setting my first FIRE number: when can I retire early?

How could I have FIRE blog without a plan to retire early? Its time to change that! What is a FIRE number? Your FIRE number is the number you need to retire. Its the amount in investments you need to reach before you can officially say you have enough money to no longer work for… Continue reading Setting my first FIRE number: when can I retire early?