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Episode 147 – How To Give Effectively | Luke Freeman and Rebecca Herbst

Episode 147 – How To Give Effectively | Luke Freeman and Rebecca Herbst

Today Mathias talks with Luke and Rebecca about donating and philanthropy. Luke works for the organisation Giving What we Can” and Rebecca is already retired from her corporate career at WeWork and other companies. She is now teaching people part time about  personal finance at Yield and Spread. Interestingly Rebecca is now giving what she earns in her side business to people in need. Today we want to find out why. Once you achieve a certain wealth, people often experience a…

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Episode 146 – Holding Crypto Securely | Nick Neumann

Episode 146 – Holding Crypto Securely | Nick Neumann

Hi FI Europeans, In this episode I speak with Nick Neumann. He is the CEO of Casa a Startup from Denver in the US. today talk about the different security aspects of holding crypto and here especially Bitcoin as one of the more conservative plays in that field. The one important question you have to ask yourself when holding crypto is. Whom do you trust more: yourself or an exchange. In the past your choice has been storing crypto on a…

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Financial Independence Retreat Europe May 20-24 2022

Financial Independence Retreat Europe May 20-24 2022

In short The FI Europe Retreat is THE place for the Financial Independence Community in Europe. It’s for people who are already working towards Financial Independence or the ones who already are and want to work on their post FI path. Imagine a mix of conference, vacation, hands on projects, coaching and think tank in one trip. Expect motivation, information, inspiration and aspiration. The Financial Independence Europe Retreat 2022 will take place 50km from Valencia, Spain, in a private estate…

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Episode 145 – How a Croatian Basketball Player Transitions to IT in Sweden | Toni Vitali

Episode 145 – How a Croatian Basketball Player Transitions to IT in Sweden | Toni Vitali

Hi Fi Europeans, this is Mathias and today I talk with Toni Vitali. He is a member of our community and a professional Basketball Player transitioning to his post-sports profession. He was growing up in Croatia and recently moved to Sweden. He is also blogging about Financial Independence towards his audience in Croatia. So I’m pretty curious how these sports careers work,  what people in Croatia think about financial independence and money in general and what his approach to build…

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21 Side Hustle Ideas for Extra Money

21 Side Hustle Ideas for Extra Money

The community here at Financial Independence Europe have at least one thing in common: we are all striving for financial freedom. Sometimes, the FIRE movement can feel limiting on your lifestyle and your pockets, with a focus on reducing expenses. But it doesn’t have to be.    Creating additional income through side hustles is a great way to expand your lifestyle and financial goals. In fact, it means that you can strive towards financial independence while inflating your costs and…

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How to Retire Early in Europe

How to Retire Early in Europe

Did you know that 1 in 4 millennials are aiming to retire early in Europe? That’s a huge chunk of our workforce! But it’s incredibly difficult to chase early retirement without either a huge inheritance, or a six-figure salary.  Contrary to what traditional media might have you believe, you don’t need to be earning top dollar in order to shave off a decade or two of your working life. In fact, financial independence is becoming more available than ever. So…

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Asset Classes: 6 Alternatives to Stocks and Shares

Asset Classes: 6 Alternatives to Stocks and Shares

Are you worried about the risks of the stock market?  It’s true that while some of us can be wildly successful, others suffer huge losses when investing in stocks and shares.  Therefore, we talk about diversification. This is the process of spreading your investment across different asset classes in order to reduce the systematic risk associated with your portfolio. For example, those who diversified their asset allocation before 2020 would have avoided some of the big losses associated with the…

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Early Retirement is unrealistic in Europe: here’s why

Early Retirement is unrealistic in Europe: here’s why

We’ve all been there. You’ve scanned over your annual expenses, debt and taken a look at financial goals. You’ve got children to look after and big purchases coming up. The FIRE calculator just isn’t showing you the right figures and early retirement seems impossible.  You’re right, it is difficult to retire early in Europe.  But it’s not impossible.  We’re tired of the myth that early retirement is impossible in Europe, and today we’re here to debunk a few. Read on to…

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What is Impact Investing?

What is Impact Investing?

Do you care about where your money is going? Does your investment portfolio align with your interests? Balance the risk of investing by spreading your resources across a number of different opportunities. It’s called asset class allocation. For example, you might invest capital as cash, into real estate or an etf. This strategy is one way to protect your hard-earned cash against market disruptions or corrections.  However, some investors take it a step further with impact investing. In fact, 75%…

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Episode 144 – Bitcoin basics 2: Bitcoin basics and tools to get started | David

Episode 144 – Bitcoin basics 2: Bitcoin basics and tools to get started | David

    In the last episode, we covered the basics of the monetary system and history with David, a member of our community. Check out that episode if you haven’t already. Today in the second part we cover the basics of Bitcoin. Still, many FI Europeans haven’t gotten their feet wet with crypto. If you like to start experimenting with it or you already started but haven’t thought about the basic concepts behind you might want to continue listening. If…

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