6 thoughts on “The answer is… I Fired The Boss!”

  1. I wish you lots of success freelancing your way to freedom. A courageous step, for sure. I am sure you will be aware of some of the pitfalls like reserving enough for the tax man, (early) retirement.

    The challenge will be to be working as many hours as possible, consistently over many years. You will need to maintain and expand your personal network of contacts in the industry, you will need to be able to deliver on time, on budget, with a positive drive and attitude. In many ways, you will find saying ‘no’ is not that easy as it changes your profile. You will need a ‘can do’ attitude to stand out from others.

    Good luck, keep us posted!

  2. Congrats!!!
    I’m also recently fresh freelancing and trying to figure out how to optimize the different retirement pillars. I worked in NL for the past 6 years but I’m not Dutch. I saw that on degiro, you can open your own pension but still analyzing if this is the best.

    Btw, do you know if we need to do anything towards AOW, or as long as you generate revenue and pay taxes we are fine?

    I hope you write a post sharing on how you will maximize the pillars as self-employed.

  3. Congratulations B! I wish you all the best. The best being lots of projects and money flowing in ;) Please don’t stop posting now that you achieved your “goal”!

    I’ve been playing with the idea of becoming an independent myself but have yet to decide on it. I hope I can fire the boss soon as well.