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Episode 127 – How To Make Your Dreams Happen | Dina from SMIQQL

Episode 127 – How To Make Your Dreams Happen | Dina from SMIQQL

Hi FI Europeans, this is Mathias. Today I interview Dina Holzapfel. She is an Entrepreneur living in Switzerland with roots in the US. She’s a great role mode and showing us one thing: how to make your dreams happen – having an idea and enjoying the journey to ship it to the customer – although it’s sometimes tough. After a corporate career in the oil industry, working in Venture Capital and having lived in many countries Dina founded her passion…

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Episode 126 – How Being More Charismatic Will Help you With your Finances | Sebastian

Episode 126 – How Being More Charismatic Will Help you With your Finances | Sebastian

In today’s episode, Araminta interview Sebastian, founder of the Art of Charisma and fellow Scot. They chat about the definition of charisma, why charismatic people are more successful and how to implement charisma habits in a work and personal environment. They also chat about: Why it’s important to be more charismatic How to build a mindset that encourages charisma Benefits of being charismatic in the workplace Steps and tips to becoming more charismatic Charisma tips during Covid times Don’t forget…

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Episode 124 – Real Estate in Belgium | Artjom

Episode 124 – Real Estate in Belgium | Artjom

Today Mathas is back after a busy summer period with a case study about Real Estate in Belgium interviewing Artjom. Artjom is applying strategies like fix and flip, amazon FBA or renting out a car and he is also sharing tactics that don’t work so he can save you some time on doing mistakes and help you being more realistic. As a numbers person he is really good looking behind the buzz. Enjoy the show. We talk about: How Artjoms…

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Episode 122 – What It Means To Live With Less | Faith Archer

Episode 122 – What It Means To Live With Less | Faith Archer

In today’s episode, Araminta chats with Faith, a money blogger based in the UK. They chat about FI and minimalism, how she keeps her costs low and what personal finance steps she’s taken to feel in control of her money. They also chat about: What it means to live with less How minimalism and FI work together Her attitude to FI What differences she’s noticed in her day to day life Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or…

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Episode 120 – Should Musicians Strive for Financial Independence? | Joshua

Episode 120 – Should Musicians Strive for Financial Independence? | Joshua

In today’s episode Araminta chats with Joshua, a musician who’s working towards financial independence. They chat about freelancer struggles as a musician, how he manages his own money and some tips he wish he knew starting out. They also chat about: Why there’s a stereotype of the “broke musician” How musicians can take control of their money Why musicians should strive towards FI How Joshua is adapting to Covid-19 Tips he wish he knew starting out Don’t forget to subscribe…

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Episode 119 – I’m Retiring in One Week! | A Purple Life

Episode 119 – I’m Retiring in One Week! | A Purple Life

In today’s episode Araminta interview Purple, a FI blogger based in Seattle, the US. They chat about her plans to retire at the age of 30, how she’s managing her finances and her plans for once she retires. They also chat about: How she cut expenses and increased her income How she reached the $500,000 mark Keeping herself motivated Her plans once she is retired Whether she would recommend this path to others Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast…

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Episode 118 – Reflecting and acting on FI choices | Michael

Episode 118 – Reflecting and acting on FI choices | Michael

In this episode Alvar interviews Michael again on the choices he has made to reach FI over the last year and how he is thinking about them now. In this interview, Michael really reflects on his investment choices, mistakes made, and financial losses. We also talk about: How Michaels investing approach changed The current state of the p2p industry The balance between working as much versus earning as much as possible. Forex investing Pension investing Tickets for the event discussed…

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Episode 116 – Why I Prefer Dividend Investing to Reach FI | Derek

Episode 116 – Why I Prefer Dividend Investing to Reach FI | Derek

In today’s episode Araminta chats with Derek, an engineer based in Ireland who uses dividend investing in order to grow his wealth, cover his monthly income and reach FI. We also chat about: How he picks the companies to invest in The broker he uses Managing tax in Ireland How to educate yourself on dividend investing Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. Join our facebook group and subscribe to our newsletter…

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Episode 115 – Steps to Buying properties in Europe as an Expat | Joney

Episode 115 – Steps to Buying properties in Europe as an Expat | Joney

In today’s episode Araminta talks to Joney, a Belgian based in Luxembourg with quite a bit of experience buying properties in Europe. We chat about: How he bought property as an expat The steps to buying property abroad Managing taxes between countries His FI journey and future plans Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. Join our facebook group and subscribe to our newsletter to get infos about our latest online events…

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Episode 114 – How I Moved Back To Europe After Living In A Tax-Free Country | Sebastien

Episode 114 – How I Moved Back To Europe After Living In A Tax-Free Country | Sebastien

In today’s episode Araminta interview Sebastien, a Belgian who moved to Dubai in the UAE and saved up enough money to reach FI at the age of 33. We chat about: • What the tax situation is like in the UAE • The process of moving to Belgium • How to do index investing in Belgium • The differences between living in Belgium and in the UAE • Recommendations for others moving to the UAE Don’t forget to subscribe to…

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