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Episode 147 – How To Give Effectively | Luke Freeman and Rebecca Herbst

Episode 147 – How To Give Effectively | Luke Freeman and Rebecca Herbst

Today Mathias talks with Luke and Rebecca about donating and philanthropy. Luke works for the organisation Giving What we Can” and Rebecca is already retired from her corporate career at WeWork and other companies. She is now teaching people part time about  personal finance at Yield and Spread. Interestingly Rebecca is now giving what she earns in her side business to people in need. Today we want to find out why. Once you achieve a certain wealth, people often experience a…

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Episode 146 – Holding Crypto Securely | Nick Neumann

Episode 146 – Holding Crypto Securely | Nick Neumann

Hi FI Europeans, In this episode I speak with Nick Neumann. He is the CEO of Casa a Startup from Denver in the US. today talk about the different security aspects of holding crypto and here especially Bitcoin as one of the more conservative plays in that field. The one important question you have to ask yourself when holding crypto is. Whom do you trust more: yourself or an exchange. In the past your choice has been storing crypto on a…

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Episode 145 – How a Croatian Basketball Player Transitions to IT in Sweden | Toni Vitali

Episode 145 – How a Croatian Basketball Player Transitions to IT in Sweden | Toni Vitali

Hi Fi Europeans, this is Mathias and today I talk with Toni Vitali. He is a member of our community and a professional Basketball Player transitioning to his post-sports profession. He was growing up in Croatia and recently moved to Sweden. He is also blogging about Financial Independence towards his audience in Croatia. So I’m pretty curious how these sports careers work,  what people in Croatia think about financial independence and money in general and what his approach to build…

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Episode 144 – Bitcoin basics 2: Bitcoin basics and tools to get started | David

Episode 144 – Bitcoin basics 2: Bitcoin basics and tools to get started | David

    In the last episode, we covered the basics of the monetary system and history with David, a member of our community. Check out that episode if you haven’t already. Today in the second part we cover the basics of Bitcoin. Still, many FI Europeans haven’t gotten their feet wet with crypto. If you like to start experimenting with it or you already started but haven’t thought about the basic concepts behind you might want to continue listening. If…

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Episode 143 – Bitcoin basics 1: Choosing right form of money to achieve Financial Independence | David

Episode 143 – Bitcoin basics 1: Choosing right form of money to achieve Financial Independence | David

      Hi Fi Europeans, today I talk with David, a member of our community about cryptocurrencies and in particular Bitcoin. While you might not want to employ crypto to achieve your financial independence goals as it’s harder to predict the result compared with a diversified ETF-Portfolio. Some people already made a small fortune with their early crypto adoption and knocking at the doors of family offices asking for help to preserve their new wealth and transition to a…

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Episode 142 – How Regulation Will Change P2P Lending | Mintos CEO Martins Sulte

Episode 142 – How Regulation Will Change P2P Lending | Mintos CEO Martins Sulte

    Hi FI Europeans, today I had the pleasure to interview Martins Sulte who is the founder and CEO of Mintos. It’s the biggest P2P Lending marketplace in Europe and they started in 2015  and are headquartered in Riga. On mintos platform, there are currently around 50 companies that lend out loans in 12 currencies to borrowers in 38 countries worldwide. More than 40k investors fund loans in 9 loan segments. Like car loans, property, agriculture, small business, consumer…

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Episode 141 – Investing in Real Estate via Syndications | Kris from White Fire Equity

Episode 141 – Investing in Real Estate via Syndications | Kris from White Fire Equity

Hi FI Europeans, some people are really good and a natural fit in building up and managing a bunch of properties. They like to interact with people, workers and other local stakeholders of their real estate. They dig deep into the knowledge domain of Real Estate and take the time. So much time that there is not much left to learn about other asset classes. Like me not everybody currently has the time and ambition to dig deep into DIY…

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Episode 140 – Reversing wrong life choices | Silke Rosenbusch

Episode 140 – Reversing wrong life choices | Silke Rosenbusch

Hi FI Europeans, have you ever ask yourself how life would be if you haven’t chosen a certain life path? If you would have studied something different If you would have changed job earlier if your husband had taken more parental leave and you could better accelerate your career   While you cannot change the past without a time machine you might want to go into a new direction in the present or future. Today I talk about reversing “wrong”…

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Episode 139 – Aligning interests in Real Estate p2p Lending | Gustas from Inrento

Episode 139 – Aligning interests in Real Estate p2p Lending | Gustas from Inrento

In this episode, I chat with Gustas Germanavičius from InRento who is a young serial Entrepreneur from Lithuania. He just launched a new Lending platform with buy to let property that – on the face of it – doesn’t provide the insane returns we just got used to from other P2P platforms. So you might ask. Why the heck should I continue listening? Well. It’s about more transparency, lower risk and aligned interest between platform, borrower and investor. We talk…

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Episode 138 – Three places to call home | with Matthias Richter from Financial Imagineer

Episode 138 – Three places to call home | with Matthias Richter from Financial Imagineer

Hello FI Europeans this is Mathias, today Interview Matthias Richter from Financial Imagineer. He is already FI and lives in Taiwan, Singapore and Switzerland. He has been working for UBS Bank advising wealthy people in Asia in the past and is now somehow retired. We talk about his path starting to work in Taiwan, his experience living in multiple homes throughout the year and what he learned from his father about success and money. That and much more in today’s…

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