That Guy, Nick, at Total Balance explains that index fund investing is for the long terms, and that he invest in properties (commercial for now, probably residential in the future) so that he can multiply his money quicker.
Ms ZiYou gives us the backstory to why she prefers index investing to active investing. With a healthy dose of feminism lathered on top.
Philosophy – Identify your “why”; Psychology – Reduce spending; Work Ethic – Increase income; and Finance – Grow wealth. These are the four pillars around which a new book on FIRE evolves. Route2FI has written an extensive book review.
FIREvLondon sold parts of his investment portfolio and took a margin loan (loan on his equity portfolio) to buy his dream home. Four years later, would he do it again?
Podcast: Picking the Right Countries for Early Retirement | Max| by FI Europe| FI Europe interview a Brit who retired (FIREd) in Portugal. An episode about investing (bonds, P2P lending, broker, strategies…) and the Portugese way of life. You can read the transcript and show notes here. Podcast created by financial-independence.eu
That Guy at Total Balance classifies crowdlending in various buckets, then suggests strategies we can use to diversify our portfolio based on risk and risk appetite.
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.