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Episode 062 – The benefits of a frugal lifestyle | Oliver from frugalisten.de

Episode 062 – The benefits of a frugal lifestyle | Oliver from frugalisten.de

Hello! Today we interview Oliver from the blog frugalisten.de: we will talk about being frugal not only as a strategy but also as a life philosophy, evaluating the pros and cons and looking at some examples and life hacks as well. We hope you will find some food for thought in our discussion, so sit back, relax and enjoy! We also talk about: Saving and social environment Portfolio management times Lean FI How to be frugal Tracking expenses Repair cafes…

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Episode 061 – Enjoying the road to FI | Michael from Playing with FIRE

Episode 061 – Enjoying the road to FI | Michael from Playing with FIRE

Hello good people! Today we interview Michael from Playing With FIRE: he’s originally from New Zealand and now living in Ireland with his wife and three kids, and we’ll be talking about his very interesting take on FI, focusing on the journey more than the goal, and the purposes of doing it all in the end. In doing so, we will touch many other topics including, going part time, side hustles and much more. Enjoy! We also talk about: Portfolio…

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Episode 060 – How to Build Any Skill with Ultralearning Projects | Scott Young

Episode 060 – How to Build Any Skill with Ultralearning Projects | Scott Young

Hello listeners! In today’s interview we talk with Scott Young, a Canadian author who has recently published a book on ultra learning, defined as “intense self-education”: it can be seen as a great alternative to Universities and formal studies or as a power tool to widen the range of skills we have at our disposal. Scott has learned in 1 year the MIT 4-years computer science program and achieved other remarkable goals, so he’s talking from his own experience and…

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Episode 059 – How to maximize savings with children | Matthias

Episode 059 – How to maximize savings with children | Matthias

Hello everybody! It’s Sunday morning and Alvar and Matthias address some questions from the community: the main theme is ‘how can you maximize your savings while raising kids?’ and Matthias will become our case study. We will review how he manages many aspects of his life to achieve an optimal balance between saving and using money. Enjoy! We also talk about: Subsidies and tax savings for children in Europe Children and career Relationship costs! Frugal holidays with kids Single parents…

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Episode 058 – The Joy of Building Side Hustles | Stanley

Episode 058 – The Joy of Building Side Hustles | Stanley

Hello FI people! In today’s interview we meet Stanley, a smart guy from the Netherlands we met at the FI-Europe Retreat in Portugal. We’ve been quite impressed with his unique mix of day job and side hustles in the field of medical research, so we hope you will enjoy listening as he explains how he manages all of that and what possible evolutions it can have. We also talk about: Saving rates and targets Flat advertisement model Balancing day job…

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Episode 057 – Generating more returns with factor investing | Luis

Episode 057 – Generating more returns with factor investing | Luis

Dear FI listeners, today’s episode is not for everyone! It’s aimed at all the financial geeks who want to dive deeper in the art of investing and are interested in how to make 2 to 4 per cent more than the average. Luis, a professional investor, will take us through the facets of this complex topic, and it’s worth the effort for sure! We also talk about: The efficient market hypothesis The value factor Joel Greenblatt’s Magic Formula Tools for…

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Episode 056 – The Power of Financially Educating Your Children | Roisin

Episode 056 – The Power of Financially Educating Your Children | Roisin

Hello FI Europe listeners! In this episode we talk with Roisin, who attended our Retreat in Portugal with her husband and two daughters, and discuss with her about financial education, how she is raising her daughters providing them a drive and a purpose and letting them know how money works and how it can be used to find a satisfying career and ultimately a better life. We also talk about: Real estate investment Landlord strategies Setting goals Part-time jobs Money…

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Episode 055 – The Advantages of Early Retirement in Portugal | Mark

Episode 055 – The Advantages of Early Retirement in Portugal | Mark

Hey guys, this week we have the second part of our interview with Mark from The Obvious Investor! We focus on Portugal as the country of choice for retirement, and follow Mark as he explains how to take advantage of the country’s tax system and culture from his first hand experience as an early retiree in the region. We also talk about: Weather variety in Portugal Real estate taxation The impact of geoarbitrage on retirement age A day in the…

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Episode 054 – How I Grew My Side Hustles to a Full Time Income | Cody from Fly To FI

Episode 054 – How I Grew My Side Hustles to a Full Time Income | Cody from Fly To FI

Hello listeners! In today’s episode we interview Cody from Fly to FI: he’s US-based and makes a full-time income from side-hustling, and he’s starting a course on this topic. We talk with him about many aspects of side-hustling, career- and skill-building. Enjoy! We also talk about: Acquiring skills Finding clients Contracts Protecting headspace Business automation Cash-flow FI Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. Side hustling as a great tool for FI Cody found…

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Episode 053 – Picking the Right Countries for Early Retirement | Mark

Episode 053 – Picking the Right Countries for Early Retirement | Mark

Hello and welcome to another episode! This is actually part 1 of our interview with Mark from Portugal, because so many interesting topics have been touched that we found two episodes were necessary to cover it all. Today we focus on strategies to choose a country, portfolio and investment method for early retirement. We also talk about: Portfolio diversification Bonds p2p lending Using spreadsheets for tracking US brokers Portuguese way of life! Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android…

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