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Episode 082 – Real Estate Property Quick Check | Ines

Episode 082 – Real Estate Property Quick Check | Ines

Hello everyone! Today Mathias talks with Ines about how to calculate if a property is worth buying: Ines has been our guest before and in this episode she shares with us her knowledge and first-hand experience of the real estate market, so whether or not you are planning to invest in real estate property you may find her insights very useful. Enjoy! We also talk about: Evaluating a deal Credit score Renting in Germany and Portugal Airbnb renting Returns in…

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Episode 081 – Managing Personal Finance | Steve from Money Dashboard

Episode 081 – Managing Personal Finance | Steve from Money Dashboard

Hello! Today Alvar talks with Steve, CEO at Money Dashboard, an app that has simplifying personal finance management as its goal: he shares with us insights on how to use this type of apps in an effective way and how it can help people on their way to financial independence. Enjoy! We also talk about: Transactions categorization Planning Cross-country account management Relations with banks Data usage Identifying blind spots Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct…

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Episode 080 – Geoarbitrage In Europe and Andorra | Jock

Episode 080 – Geoarbitrage In Europe and Andorra | Jock

Welcome back! Today we interview Araminta’s father, Jock, and talk with him about his decision to move to Andorra to avoid paying taxes in his home country. He talks about the many reasons why he chose Andorra and how all the process developed, giving valuable insights throughout. Enjoy! We also talk about: Inheritance taxes Andorra’s tax regime Offshore trusts Benefits of a multilingual society Tax regimes across Europe Types of residence in Andorra Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes,…

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Episode 079 – Personal Finance In Malaysia | Suraya from Ringgit Oh Ringgit

Episode 079 – Personal Finance In Malaysia | Suraya from Ringgit Oh Ringgit

Hello FI Europeans! Today we talk with Suraya from the Malaysian personal finance blog Ringgit Oh Ringgit: in her blog she analyses many aspects of personal finance management and life in general in Malaysia, and with her we talk about the personal finance scene, how she became a writer and her aspirations for the future. Enjoy! We also talk about: Malaysia’s ethnic diversity Malay fiscal status Financial education in Malaysia The utility of reddit’s communities Personality quizzes and personal finance…

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Episode CF010 – Company Benefits

Episode CF010 – Company Benefits

Hello! In this episode Alvar and Tom talk about company benefits, what can you get and how they perform in comparison with other assets: we will learn about the different types of benefit a company can distribute and how to use them to our advantage. Enjoy! We also talk about: Risks and rewards Emotional factors Taxes and benefits Market volatility Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct download here. Investing in our company or not There…

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Episode 078 – Painkiller for P2P Real Estate Investing | Gustas from Evoestate

Episode 078 – Painkiller for P2P Real Estate Investing | Gustas from Evoestate

Hello FI Europeans! Today Mathias interviews Gustas Germanavičius, an entrepreneur from Lituania. He is the CEO of Evoestate, a P2P lending aggregator – think of it as the Mintos of real estate. With Evoestate right now you can diversify across projects of 18 other deal providers like Bulkestate, Brickstarter, Crowdestor, Bergfürst. It all starts with an investment amount of just 50 euros, and you can not only invest in loans but also rental property and buy real equity shares. Lots…

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077 – Case study Tom & Is Matched Betting An Option? | Tom

077 – Case study Tom & Is Matched Betting An Option? | Tom

Today Alvar interviews Tom from the UK: along with some personal views on FI and personal finance he will share some insights on his current side hustle, matched betting. We will dive into the mechanisms of this form of investment, how it can be effective and what pitfalls to avoid. Enjoy! We also talk about: Investing strategies Traveling Accumulation speed Matched betting and gambling Taxes and legality Bookmakers reactions Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast on Itunes, Android or Spotify. Direct…

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Episode CF09 – FIRE Strategies In France Pt. 2

Episode CF09 – FIRE Strategies In France Pt. 2

Hello! Today we will listen to the second part of the talk between Alvar and two French Fiers, Victor and Maxime. While the first part has been very technical, in this second tranche we hear more about the personal life and approach to financial independence of our two guests, with several useful insights along the way. Enjoy! We also talk about: Salaries in France Living in Paris Fat and Lean FIRE The “micro-entrepreneur” tax regime Don’t forget to subscribe our podcast…

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Episode 076 – FIRE strategies in France | Victor and Maxime

Episode 076 – FIRE strategies in France | Victor and Maxime

Hello good people of Europe! In today’s episode Alvar talks with Maxime and Victor from France. They are both part of the French FI community, and together we’re going to dive into the nitty gritty details of how you can get to financial independence in France and how to do that in the best way. We’re covering a few actually pretty unique pension products, which you’ve never seen before in Europe and are unique to France. Hopefully this will be…

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Episode CF08 – The Worst Financial Mistakes

Episode CF08 – The Worst Financial Mistakes

Welcome to another Community episode! Today we talk about something a little bit negative, but the purpose is to try to let people know that we make mistakes and when it comes to investing that’s partly okay as long as we learn from it. Alvar and Michael will remember some of the worst financial mistakes and what they learned from them. Enjoy! We also talk about: Ponzi and MLM schemes Red flags to check Evaluating p2p lending companies Transferwise Don’t…

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