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Episode CF07 – Real Estate Renting Vs. Buying

Episode CF07 – Real Estate Renting Vs. Buying

Hello and welcome to another episode of the Financial Independence Europe Podcast! Today Mathias, Michael and Ines have a chat about real estate, discussing if you should buy or rent the property you’re living in. Lots of food for thought about the costs and benefits associated with buying and renting real estate properties. Enjoy! We also talk about: Negotiating Being a ‘real estate person’ ’Love-related’ costs Fixing stuff Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download…

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Episode 074 – SR, ROI And Redefining The Podcast

Episode 074 – SR, ROI And Redefining The Podcast

Hello everyone! In this episodes all three co-hosts of the FI-Europe podcast, Alvar, Mathias and Araminta discuss their savings rates and ROI for the current year, and compare it to what they planned in episode 29. They will also reflect on how the concept of financial independence has evolved for them, and also take a look at how is the podcast doing, its achievements and plans for the future. Enjoy! We also talk about: The FIE podcast numbers The Facebook…

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Episode CF06 – Backtesting Your Portfolio | Yoran

Episode CF06 – Backtesting Your Portfolio | Yoran

Hello everybody, welcome back to another podcast! Today we’re going to dive into the world of backtesting with our guest Yoran. He recently built a free tool for backtesting portfolios for European investors, and we’ll talk with him about many aspects of this topic. Enjoy! We also talk about: Simplicity of portfolios Copying investment strategies Sharpe Ratio Data sources Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. A tool for European investors Yoran is 30…

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Episode 073 – An Updated View On The Trinity Study Results and 4% Rule | The Poor Swiss

Episode 073 – An Updated View On The Trinity Study Results and 4% Rule | The Poor Swiss

Hello! In today’s episode Alvar will talk with the ‘Poor Swiss’ from the Poor Swiss blog, who recently has published an article in which he re-read the Trinity Study with a few twists in order to use it all the way up to 2018 instead of 1995. Also, he looked at if the 4% safe withdrawal rate is still holding up for 50 years instead of the 30 Trinity Study is using, as in general retirement can now last longer…

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Episode CF05 – Invest In Yourself And Build Assets

Episode CF05 – Invest In Yourself And Build Assets

Welcome to another Community episode! Today Alvar, Mathias and Michael talk about investing in yourself and developing new skills, and how it can compound over time making for a valuable asset just like any other investment. Enjoy! We also talk about: Learning from the right people When to start investing The Gallup StrengthFinder test Lifelong learning Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. How to start investing in yourself Michael, Alvar and Mathias describe…

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Episode 072 – Why You Lie About Money In Your Relationships (And How To Fix It With Radical Honesty) | Tuulia Syvänen

Episode 072 – Why You Lie About Money In Your Relationships (And How To Fix It With Radical Honesty) | Tuulia Syvänen

Hello FI people! Today we talk about a method that will help you to remove money as a source of stress from your relationships with friends, coworkers, family and your spouse. We all lie several times each day to avoid conflicts, in order to not hurt somebody, avoid shame, judgement and try to manage other peoples feelings without even being asked. Tuulia is one of the first certified radical honesty coaches and is leading workshops across Europe with her partner…

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Episode CF04 – Self-Employment Vs. Employment for FI

Episode CF04 – Self-Employment Vs. Employment for FI

Welcome to another Community episode! Today Alvar and Mathias talk with Michael about the different options to reach FI as an employee VS being self employed. Enjoy! We also talk about: 9 to 5 mentality Support for the unemployed Life/work balance Side hustles as a fulfillment Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. How the two approaches differ Employees put an FI number and save until that. Freelancers think more in terms of cash…

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Episode 071 – 0% Tax? How Is That Possible | Christoph from Staatenlos

Episode 071 – 0% Tax? How Is That Possible | Christoph from Staatenlos

Hey FI Europeans! In this episode, Mathias interviews Christoph Heuerman: he is a self-described Perpetual Traveller, has visited 160 countries worldwide and keeps travelling. Besides travelling he is also an investor and expert on international tax and flag theory. His knowledge of tax systems and offshore countries led him to discover that there are options to live a fulfilling and active life while minimizing taxes. Christoph studied Administrative Sciences at the University of Konstanz in Germany and he knows the…

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Episode CF03 – Reaching FI In High-Cost Countries | Tobias

Episode CF03 – Reaching FI In High-Cost Countries | Tobias

Hello from FI Europe for another Community Friday. Today Mathias talks with a member of our community, his name is Tobias and he calls itself a lazy investor. He’s an Austrian who lived in Germany and now lives in Switzerland, so we talk about how he works towards FI in these high costs countries and how the pension systems works there. We also talk about his favourite investment strategies. Enjoy! We also talk about: The value of Masters Digital accelerators…

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Episode 070 – Career Testing and Personal Finance Tips for Those in Their 20s | Araminta

Episode 070 – Career Testing and Personal Finance Tips for Those in Their 20s | Araminta

Hello everyone! This week Araminta is back with an interview she did for Jonathan in his podcast, where she talks about her current life in Malaysia, some personal finance tips for people in their 20s and her theories about career testing. Enjoy! We also talk about: Budgeting Career capital Transferable skills Career adaptation Online side income The FIE Podcast! Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. Starting a career in financial education Araminta was…

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