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Episode 093 – P2P Lending For Small Businesses | Martins From Debitum Network

Episode 093 – P2P Lending For Small Businesses | Martins From Debitum Network

Today Mathias interviews Martins Liberts – the co-founder of Debitum Network, a P2P lending platform focused on loans for small and medium-sized businesses. We talk about: background of Martins and the team scoring mechanisms technical implementation of the platform the business model of loan originators how p2p media coverage will evolve knowing when to step back as a founder new CEO Sergei Demchuk Cheers to Evoestate – the real estate P2P aggregator – who sponsored the episode 🙏 Don’t forget…

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Episode 092 – Lockdown Life In Europe

Episode 092 – Lockdown Life In Europe

Araminta and Mathias do a quick check-in on how life changed after the lockdown in Europe. We talk about economical outlook and how to adapt with the situation right now.   We talk about Life right now Dealing with panic Home Office life Why 2 income streams are not enough How to contribute to your communities Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here.

Episode 091 – Investing In Times Of Corona Virus

Episode 091 – Investing In Times Of Corona Virus

Today Alvar and Mathias talk about the situation in the markets, how you could deal with it and what we could do in times of corona 🦠 Virus. We talk about The reason for the situation in the markets adjustments to ETF portfolios Stocks to pick and avoid How to deal with a potential upcoming recession Help your local community Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. The situation As the economy…

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Episode 090 – Building 2 Side Hustles To Quit 9to5 | Tim

Episode 090 – Building 2 Side Hustles To Quit 9to5 | Tim

Mathias interviews Tim Lai who was raised in the UK, worked in the Netherlands and is currently living in Porto in Portugal. Tim has a pretty interesting story to tell how he escaped from his 9to5 and how he build two businesses on the side that generated enough money for him to sustain his life.  In this episode we talk about how to automate your day job, scaling a side hustle and what he is currently doing in Portugal. Along…

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Episode 087 – The Year Of Less But Better | Kel from MrsMoneyHQ

Episode 087 – The Year Of Less But Better | Kel from MrsMoneyHQ

Mathias interviews Kel aka Mrsmoneyhq! She is a mum with two kids from Ireland. We discuss about the very basics of Financial Independence: being smart with your expense while not compromising with the quality of goods you use everyday. It’s important to think and rethink your spending behaviour from time to time to improve your daily habits. Because: Money that’s not spend doesn’t need to be earned and can be deployed in your investment accounts to work for you and…

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Episode 086 – Financial Independence Europe In 2020 | Emma from What Life Could Be

Episode 086 – Financial Independence Europe In 2020 | Emma from What Life Could Be

Hello! Today Alvar and Araminta interview Emma, and talk with her about the current state of the FI movement in Europe: they share their personal stories, information for meeting other like-minded people in Europe and much more. Enjoy! We also talk about: Stock markets and the Dot-Com bubble The FI mindset Life after FI The role of FIRE events FIWE 2020 retreats Dating apps Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. A brief history…

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Episode 085 – Online Tutoring As An Effective Side Hustle | Jonas from StudySquare

Episode 085 – Online Tutoring As An Effective Side Hustle | Jonas from StudySquare

Hello! In today’s episode Araminta talks with Jonas, a student from Lithuania who is making a full time income as a tutor while studying in Edinburgh. In this chat we learn more about a very interesting side hustle and how this has grown into a full fledged income source with lots of room to expand. Enjoy! We also talk about: Taking exams Being qualified as a tutor The role of parents Feedback on websites Resources to teach online Soft skills…

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Episode 084 – How I Moved to Bulgaria to Pay 10% Income Tax | Paul Otto

Episode 084 – How I Moved to Bulgaria to Pay 10% Income Tax | Paul Otto

Hello everyone! Today Araminta talks with Paul, a German who is living in Sofia, Bulgaria. He used to be a professional poker player and he talks with us about his very interesting journey and why and how he moved there. Enjoy! We also talk about: Online poker Tax Havens Tax residencies in Europe Cyrillic alphabet Advice for moving to Sofia Cryptocurrency Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. From professional poker to a coaching…

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Episode CF011 – Settling Down In Spain | Paul from Cutting Through Chaos

Episode CF011 – Settling Down In Spain | Paul from Cutting Through Chaos

Hello! In this Friday episode we listen to the second part of our chat with Paul from Cutting Through Chaos. We follow him explaining the next move in his life trajectory from Zambia to Spain, and how it has influenced his lifestyle and FI situation. Enjoy! We also talk about: Montessori education Making a 1-year break look good in a CV Mental energy Advice for a sabbatical Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here….

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Episode 083 – Financial Independence While living In The Developing World | Paul From Cutting Through Chaos

Episode 083 – Financial Independence While living In The Developing World | Paul From Cutting Through Chaos

Hello FI people! Today Alvar will talk with Paul from Cutting Through Chaos, a blog about family and finance: so many topics have been discussed that there will be two episodes. In this first part Paul tells how he went from a corporate job in Scotland to moving with his family to Africa, how the FI community helped him and much more. Enjoy! We also talk about: Working with NGOs Cost of living in Zambia The FI community as an…

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