077 – Case study Tom & Is Matched Betting An Option? | Tom

077 – Case study Tom & Is Matched Betting An Option? | Tom

Today Alvar interviews Tom from the UK: along with some personal views on FI and personal finance he will share some insights on his current side hustle, matched betting. We will dive into the mechanisms of this form of investment, how it can be effective and what pitfalls to avoid. Enjoy! We also talk about: Investing strategies Traveling Accumulation speed Matched betting and gambling Taxes and legality Bookmakers reactions Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct…

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Episode CF09 – FIRE Strategies In France Pt. 2

Episode CF09 – FIRE Strategies In France Pt. 2

Hello! Today we will listen to the second part of the talk between Alvar and two French Fiers, Victor and Maxime. While the first part has been very technical, in this second tranche we hear more about the personal life and approach to financial independence of our two guests, with several useful insights along the way. Enjoy! We also talk about: Salaries in France Living in Paris Fat and Lean FIRE The “micro-entrepreneur” tax regime Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast…

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Episode 076 – FIRE strategies in France | Victor and Maxime

Episode 076 – FIRE strategies in France | Victor and Maxime

Hello good people of Europe! In today’s episode Alvar talks with Maxime and Victor from France. They are both part of the French FI community, and together we’re going to dive into the nitty gritty details of how you can get to financial independence in France and how to do that in the best way. We’re covering a few actually pretty unique pension products, which you’ve never seen before in Europe and are unique to France. Hopefully this will be…

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Episode CF08 – The Worst Financial Mistakes

Episode CF08 – The Worst Financial Mistakes

Welcome to another Community episode! Today we talk about something a little bit negative, but the purpose is to try to let people know that we make mistakes and when it comes to investing that’s partly okay as long as we learn from it. Alvar and Michael will remember some of the worst financial mistakes and what they learned from them. Enjoy! We also talk about: Ponzi and MLM schemes Red flags to check Evaluating p2p lending companies Transferwise Don’t…

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Episode 075 – How to Setup a Profitable Remote Business With Airbnb | Bastian From Officeflucht.de

Episode 075 – How to Setup a Profitable Remote Business With Airbnb | Bastian From Officeflucht.de

Hello! Today Mathias interviews Bastian Barami, a German living a nomad lifestyle. After getting bored with his office work, in 2015 he started an amazon FBA business and switched to Airbnb later on. Today we learn about his story, the steps you need to take to run a successful Airbnb business and the advantages of Airbnb compared to amazon FBA. Enjoy this inspiring story! We also talk about: Running a profitable airnb arbitrage business Dealing with landlords and authorities Remote…

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Episode CF07 – Real Estate Renting Vs. Buying

Episode CF07 – Real Estate Renting Vs. Buying

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Financial Independence Europe Podcast! Today Mathias, Michael and Ines have a chat about real estate, discussing if you should buy or rent the property you’re living in. Lots of food for thought about the costs and benefits associated with buying and renting real estate properties. Enjoy! We also talk about: Negotiating Being a ‘real estate person’ ’Love-related’ costs Fixing stuff Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download…

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Episode 074 – SR, ROI And Redefining The Podcast

Episode 074 – SR, ROI And Redefining The Podcast

Hello everyone! In this episodes all three co-hosts of the FI-Europe podcast, Alvar, Mathias and Araminta discuss their savings rates and ROI for the current year, and compare it to what they planned in episode 29. They will also reflect on how the concept of financial independence has evolved for them, and also take a look at how is the podcast doing, its achievements and plans for the future. Enjoy! We also talk about: The FIE podcast numbers The Facebook…

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Episode CF06 – Backtesting Your Portfolio | Yoran

Episode CF06 – Backtesting Your Portfolio | Yoran

Hello everybody, welcome back to another podcast! Today we’re going to dive into the world of backtesting with our guest Yoran. He recently built a free tool for backtesting portfolios for European investors, and we’ll talk with him about many aspects of this topic. Enjoy! We also talk about: Simplicity of portfolios Copying investment strategies Sharpe Ratio Data sources Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. A tool for European investors Yoran is 30…

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Episode 073 – An Updated View On The Trinity Study Results and 4% Rule | The Poor Swiss

Episode 073 – An Updated View On The Trinity Study Results and 4% Rule | The Poor Swiss

Hello! In today’s episode Alvar will talk with the ‘Poor Swiss’ from the Poor Swiss blog, who recently has published an article in which he re-read the Trinity Study with a few twists in order to use it all the way up to 2018 instead of 1995. Also, he looked at if the 4% safe withdrawal rate is still holding up for 50 years instead of the 30 Trinity Study is using, as in general retirement can now last longer…

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Episode CF05 – Invest In Yourself And Build Assets

Episode CF05 – Invest In Yourself And Build Assets

Welcome to another Community episode! Today Alvar, Mathias and Michael talk about investing in yourself and developing new skills, and how it can compound over time making for a valuable asset just like any other investment. Enjoy! We also talk about: Learning from the right people When to start investing The Gallup StrengthFinder test Lifelong learning Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. How to start investing in yourself Michael, Alvar and Mathias describe…

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