Looking Back at 2018 – Finances and Life

looking back at 2018

2018 is almost over and it’s been a fantastic year. Lots of things happened in my life, and in this post I want to stand still by some of them. Today we will be looking back at 2018! Looking Back at 2018, I Changed Jobs In 2018 quite a few things in my life changed. … Read moreLooking Back at 2018 – Finances and Life

What Would You Do With 1 Million Euros?

what would you do with 1 million

Last week I read a fantastic blog post published by Mr. RIP from Italy, titled what would you do with 1 million euros.

Apparently this post began last month in the UK FIRE community, where people would run a thought experiment with the following question:

What would you if you got given £1 Million?

Since I’m in continental Europe, I will take up the challenge in euros instead of pounds. In the end, I don’t think it makes a difference anyway.

The article by Mr. RIP was very well written. My mind isn’t that clear yet on this topic, that’s why decided to participate in the experiment, and post in this new category Thoughts on Tuesday. Writing helps me to structure thoughts, so please find below my answer to the question “What would you do if you got given €1 million?”

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You Can’t Predict But You Can Prepare

You can't predict you can prepare

How much do you want to be able to look into the future? Would you take the chance if it presented itself to you? You could see all the world events that are going to happen, and when they’re going to happen. You could see stock prices and make incredible amounts of money. You could … Read moreYou Can’t Predict But You Can Prepare

Refinancing My Apartment to Lower Interest Payments

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This week I finally did it. I signed on the dotted line, and promised the bank that I will pay them back a crapload of money. I have been busy refinancing my apartment.

After all the considerations, spreadsheets, and thinking I knew this is a good idea. When you see the official paperwork, and the amount you owe, it’s a different feeling. Suddenly it seems like a lot of money. However, I guess a lot of people wouldn’t consider the mortgage I took out as a high mortgage.

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