“Bitcoin was the ultimate Utopia of freedom, but the system is broken”. In this interesting guest post on Eyes on the Goal, discover the reasons why the author sees Bitcoin skeptically for our society, our environment, and our economy.
Cheesy Finance: We just had a great weekend again with a lot of fun people. There was talk about money, dividends, permaculture and ethics, all while enjoying some good Belgian Beer! We also did an interesting (but rather chilly) city tour, courtesy of Amber Tree Leaves. Here is a (visual) Leuven FIRE Meetup Recap! Also, some of the presentations are available for download!
Still not sure whether to apply for Financial Independence Week Europe 2018 this June? Read this very well structured and rich article written by Sarah about her experiences at last year’s event on Mr. & Mrs. W’s blog What Life Could Be. You still have one week to apply for this awesome FIRE event.
Financial Independence in Ireland explains why she’s not worried that she spent more than she earned in 2017, and gives us a look at what’s coming up in 2018.
Cheesy Finance: This is your final call for Leuven! If you still want to attend the next BENL FIRE meetup, let us know as soon as possible. We are currently having about 25-30 people confirmed for each day, so there are tons of people to chat with! No investing/frugal experience required, just the right attitude 😉
Cheesy Finance: As noted in a post last year, we dipped our toes into the world of cryptocurrencies. Why on earth did we do that? Perhaps a slight case of fear of missing out (FOMO), but also the belief that the technology (and perhaps some of the coins) will survive (and thrive?). It was also a lot of fun with the massive volatility. Where are we today?
The Road to One Million: Last year’s Battle of Dividend Stocks was a bit forgotten around June, but I was interested to see how did the two portfolios perform over the year. Also, there were a few nominations for the 2018 battle. In this post you can see the starting line-up of this year’s contestants.