You, my dear reader, are probably working on your financial independence. You have some leftover money in your budget, and are now wondering. Should I pay off debt or invest my money in the stock market or real estate?
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.
This blog is about financial independence in Europe. What is financial independence and what does it mean to be on this path? In this post I will explore the basic concepts of FI.
As a person looking to become financially independent and fire my boss, I’m always investing my money. As soon as it enters my bank account, I assign every euro a job, and a lot of it goes to my investments. This is my investment strategy to become financially independent in Europe.
Investing, that’s not for me, you might think. Or maybe you don’t believe in the value it can bring. This article is an introduction to investing in stocks and bonds, and also covers index funds and index tracking ETFs. Those can be used to invest in a broadly diversified portfolio.