Route 2 FI Interview series – #1 Wannabe Walden

Reading Time: 14 minutes Welcome to the Route 2 FI interview series. I’m starting this series to get inside the heads of people that inspires me on my way to Financial Independence. Today’s guest is Loui from WannabeWalden. He’s a young FIRE-seeker at age 28. Loui has some really interesting ideas that most people in the FIRE-community don’t want […]

How I plan using 1,25 : 1 leverage to my stock portfolio to reach financial independence faster!

Reading Time: 10 minutes Every month I buy stocks (index funds). Normally I buy stocks for aprox. 2500 – 3000 $ every month. But what if I use leverage to buy some extra stocks every month as well? Would I become faster financial independent then? My portfolio As I write this my index fund portfolio is worth 149.000 $ […]

The 2 Most Important Things Every Investor Should Do When The Market Drops!

Reading Time: 4 minutes The last few weeks have been really good for us investors, but the good times can suddenly turn dark again. You haven’t forgotten about the turbulent December already? Anyway, I do these two things when the markets are harsh! 1. Write down your feelings Make yourself some coffee, sit down at your desk and write about […]

Lesson To Myself part II: Why Minimalism Changed My Life And Saved Me Tons Of Money

Reading Time: 12 minutes Notice: This post will be highly philosophical. Hopefully I can inspire someone. Everybody wants more We’re working so hard, but why? We want more. We want to have a bigger house, a nicer car than our neighbor, the perfect dress. When we finally land that job which pays us 50 k, we soon aim for […]

Lesson To Myself part I: What Would Happen If I Became More Like “The Mexican Fisherman”

Reading Time: 4 minutes The story below about the mexican fisherman is beautiful and really makes you think about the stressful lives we live everyday. The story reminds me as well about myself and my FI journey. It makes me ask questions like: -Why am I grinding so hard for that 9-5 life I don’t love? -Why can’t I […]

Why the 9 steps in “Your Money Or Your Life” reduced my route to FI from 15 to 8 years!

Reading Time: 11 minutes My thoughts about “Your Money Or Your Life” Wow. This book is too good. At first glance, you think that it’s just a book about money. It’s much, much more, though. It’s about money, but it’s also about digging deep and figuring out what it is you want for your life – what your purposes […]

24 Powerful Lessons From Jeff Olson’s “The Slight Edge” That Might Change Your Life!

Reading Time: 9 minutes The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson is a book that is a must read for not only people looking to improve their lives, but for people who need motivation and support. I could sum up “The Slight Edge” in a few sentences: success is built by making tiny daily decisions that lead you in the […]

Weekend Reads #3

Reading Time: 2 minutes In this weekly section”Weekend Reads” I will recommend the best articles this week, and which influenced me in some way. -The Adjustable Early Retirement Grid – Four Pillar Freedom: “It’s a simple grid that shows how long it will take you to achieve financial independence.” Really nice work by Zach. This interactive calculator shows how many years […]

Seeking financial independence as an introvert (INFJ) is challenging!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Five years ago I took a personality test (Myers Briggs) and was litterally shocked by the result. I was labeled as an INFJ-introvert. This was a shock because I always was outgoing, social and had lots of friends. I took the test one more time, because this couldn’t be true, but yet the same result […]

Weekend Reads # 2

Reading Time: 2 minutes In this weekly section”Weekend Reads” I will recommend some articles that I liked and that influenced me in some way. Why You Shouldn’t Beat Yourself Up for Publishing Bad Content – Splurging on Freedom: “You Have to Start Somewhere. Every great writer started off small. Their writing wasn’t good. But they just started anyway. Go look up […]

Why you should invest in index funds now (this is how you accumulate BIG wealth!)

Reading Time: 9 minutes The quotation above could not be more apt for wealth accumulation. If you are going to be financially independent you should be building yourself a big fortune. To build a big fortune, time is one of your most important assest. In this post, I will explain to you what index funds are and why it’s […]

My plan for acheiving financial independence & what I plan to do when i hit FIRE

Reading Time: 4 minutes My financial independence plan My biggest financial goal in life is to be financial independent. The reason for this is so I can take back the control over my time. Let me tell you about my financial independence plan. It doesn’t feel right to live the rest of my life working for the MAN. I […]

Weekend Reads #1

Reading Time: 3 minutes In this weekly section “Weekend Reads” I will recommend some articles that I liked and that influenced me in some way. Work Makes Leisure More Enjoyable (And Vice Versa)– Mr. Free @ 33: “FIRE gives you the opportunity to maximize the potential of both work and leisure. You should be doing what you want, when you want, where you want, why you want, […]

How to reach financial independence – Quit your job and live the life of your dreams!

Reading Time: 15 minutes It all starts with a change You’ve thought about it for so many years, but you’ve never done anything about it. The corporate world you hate, the long work hours, the meaningless work routine and of course commutes. Hopefully someone will save you, you think for yourself while sitting in the cubicle. You hope in vain […]