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Episode 102 – Money doesn’t buy you happiness, it buys you options | Patrick

Episode 102 – Money doesn’t buy you happiness, it buys you options | Patrick

In this Episode Alvar interviews Patrick from London, who managed to raise his income from 18K to 140K within 5 years and runs a business educating footballers on finances. Patrick, when through, is his own unique Fi journey and when asked “What is the one thing you would not give up from the times where you spending was huge” he replies with business class flying, listens to the show to find out more. We also talk about Patricks investment journey…

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Episode 100 – State of the Podcast & Ethical investing discussion | Alvar, Araminta & Matthias

Episode 100 – State of the Podcast & Ethical investing discussion | Alvar, Araminta & Matthias

In Episode 100 – What’s my age again Alvar, Araminta & Matthias are discussing the state of the podcast and as a special topic dive into ethical investing.  State of the Podcast Canceling FI Retreat What’s happening in the last 5 months What’s next for the podcast? Ethical investing, donating, and how this all related to FI. Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. Join our facebook group and subscribe to our…

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Episode 095 – Opportunities During Corona, Real estate & Stocks | Alvar & Mathias

Episode 095 – Opportunities During Corona, Real estate & Stocks | Alvar & Mathias

In today’s episode Alvar and Mathias are discussing the opportunities the current situation is offering. We are mainly digging into stock market investing and the real estate market. We discuss the market in general and approach it from a personal angel at the same time. We also talk about Great opportunity if you are in your accumulation phase Don’t FOMO – lots of opportunities in stock investing What are Alvar/Matthias doing personally The entire house market is on lockdown, nothing…

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4 Technologies Every Business Needs to Have

4 Technologies Every Business Needs to Have

We previously talked about The Joy of Building Side Hustles while working a day job, and it’s no secret that many people are starting new businesses and sidelines to be able to work faster towards gaining financial independence. For your side business to succeed, you’ll need to keep up with the times. Here are some essential technological features that every business (old and new) should have: 1. Cybersecurity Measures ITProPortal recommends having effective cybersecurity measures in place in order to…

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Episode 089 – Financial Independence As An Employee | Alvar Damen

Episode 089 – Financial Independence As An Employee | Alvar Damen

Hello! Today Alvar is being interviewed by Michael from the Irish FIRE Podcast. The episode is focussing on to get to FI as an employee in Europe. Alvar is 27 years old, working in IT and currently living in Scotland. He talks about how he is saving £1500 pounds per month, travel hacks and on how important side projects are for him and for the FI journey. Enjoy! We talk about: • How Alvar is saving £1500 pounds per month…

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Episode 088 – How To Invest In Europe In 2020 | The Poor Swiss

Episode 088 – How To Invest In Europe In 2020 | The Poor Swiss

Hello! Today Alvar interviews Swiss guy about how to invest in Europe in 2020. This interview is all about how to get started with investing, what to do and what not. We cover which criteria to use when deciding which brokerage to use, how to assess if an ETF is the right one for you and much more.  Enjoy! We also talk about: • Why and how do you invest • How do you pick a broker and based on…

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Episode 032 – How I worked for 5 Years to Reach FI at 26 | Young FI Guy

Episode 032 – How I worked for 5 Years to Reach FI at 26 | Young FI Guy

Hello from the UK! In this episode our guest, Young FI Guy, talks about how he became financially independent at the young age of 26, how he would do it all over again and picking the right career. A fascinating listen. We also talk about: Are high paying jobs recommended?  The possibility of earning money in a different and flexible way The most important part of reaching financial independence   Should you really do what you love? What he does every day Whether he…

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