N26 is also an interesting bank account / card that is interesting for many European countries. What are the pros and cons? @Thepoorswiss wrote a nice review about it.
The Obvious Investor explains why P2P lender Lendy went under and offers some words of caution.
If you don’t live under a stone, you must have heard about Revolut and Transferwise. They are both very interesting fintechs that are relevant for the FI community. ThePoorSwiss made a little comparative overview of both services.
Minimalists and “2-ETFs-is-all-I-need”-investors should read this article only to confirm their own strategy. FIREvLondon examines how many transactions were made with his wife’s portfolio (80 positions) and his own (+200 positions) in one year and if he is more buying than selling.
Thefrugalfoxes over at frugalfoxes.home.blog starts their adventure with stock picking app Freetrade. If you are curious about stock picking, this is a great, non-intimidating place to start.
Podcast: How I Managed My Emotions During the 08 Stock Market Crash | by FI Europe | Nicolas is an Argentinian living in Spain. He has experience living in a country with hyper-inflation and since then has used his own strategies and techniques to manage his financial assets and surviving the 2008 crisis. He talks about it in this FI Europe podcast. You can read the transcript and show notes here. Podcast created by financial-independence.eu
For many new investors and people who plan to use IB, such tutorials are quite useful.
Mrs YFG explains why she prefers to make extra mortgage payments and why Mr YFG disagrees with her.