NEWSLETTER

Free As A Bird – Week 2

Hi everybody! Welcome to the second edition of my newsletter “Free As A Bird”.

The name of the newsletter represents us – we want to be free. Free to choose how we spend our lives.

Thanks for being here. How has your last week helped you improve your life?

Have you done anything that brought you closer to FI? I would love it if you replied to this
newletter and actually told me something from your week.

This week’s writing

More Spending = Less Time (5 min read).

The reason that the economic system is so healthy, is because we are unhealthy. We are depressed, have an higher BMI than ever before and on top of that there is pollution and a major climate crisis.

And for the economy to stay healthy, we have to keep up with our bad habits.

A shortage of free time makes us procrastinate, watch more TV and its commercials, which again leads to buying more things. And the end result is that we get poorer both in money and time.

Articles I’m reading 

You Could Have Today. Instead You Choose Tomorrow. (5 min read).

People think they have to live a life they don’t want for a long time so that eventually, off in the distant future, they can live a life they do want.

They need to make millions or get famous or earn their big break. Then and only then can they enjoy life.

Today could be that amazing day for you. Today could be how you want life to be. You just have to choose for it to be. Or rather, stop choosing for it not to be.

Is It Best To Take The Safe Path? (4 min read).

I’d be in these conference rooms for meetings, and they were always at the top of a building. And it was all glass…. and it’d be a beautiful day. And I just remember thinking “I wish I could just, fly the fuck out of here”

What Everyone Forgets About Money (3 min read).

Say you’ve worked 40 hours per week for the past 10 years. You’ve traded 20,000 hours of your time (40 hours x 50 weeks x 10 years).

“Was it a fair trade?” Maybe it was, maybe it wasn’t.

But people are always telling me they’ve earned $1 million over the past 10 years and have nothing to show for it and it makes them sick.

They’re not complaining about wasting their money, what they’re complaining about is wasting their time. Trade wisely.

The book I’m reading right now

The Happiness Hypothesis

Pure wisdom! This book gave me great insights on how our mind works. It’s a great combination of scientific research, philosophy and psychology of today diving deep to figure out what really makes us happy. If you’re wondering about the reasons for our seemingly never-ending pursuit of happiness and meaning “The Happiness Hypothesis” will give you very solid answers.

What I’m listening to

Labor and Capital Are Older Forms of Leverage

If you are a brilliant investor and given $1 billion and you can make a 30% return with it, whereas anybody else can only make a 20% return, you’re going to get all the money and you’re going to get paid very handsomely for it.

If you have specific knowledge in a domain and if you’re accountable and you have a good name in that domain, then people are going to give you capital as a form of leverage that you can use to then go get more capital.

If you want to be a smarter person, then I’ll definitely recommend you to listen to this and of course check out Naval’s tweetstorms on Twitter (@naval).

Quote that got me thinking

“How can you be wealthier than the man who owes nothing, has what he needs, and does what he likes everyday?”


Have questions, comments or suggestions? I would love to help you
with your FI-journey.

Feel free to reach out directly at @Route2FI on Twitter or email me at post@route2FI.com

Thanks for reading,
Route 2 FI | ©Route 2 FI’s newsletter “Free as a bird”


Free As A Bird – Week 1

Hi everybody! Welcome to the first edition of my newsletter “Free as a bird”.

The name of the newsletter represents us – we want to be free. Free to choose how we spend our lives.

Thanks for being here. How has your last week helped you improve your life?

Have you done anything that brought you closer to FI? I would love it if you replied to this
newletter and actually told me something from your week.

This week’s writing

Net worth update #5 – April 2019

(4 min read). In march I had a 61,5 % savings rate, which I’m really happy about. My portfolio was up 2,85 % in march 2019 (my portfolio consists of aprox. 70 % MSCI World and 30 % MSCI Emerging Markets). For 2018 as a whole, my average spending was 1701 $ and my average earning was 4313 $. My total net worth is now: 174.836 $ (up 4.929 $ from last month). Do you track your net worth? Where are you on your FI journey?

Articles I’m reading 

The Disease Of More

(10 min. read). You think to be happier, you need to get a new job, so you get a new job. And then a few months later, you feel like you’d be happier if you had a new house. So you get a new house. And then a few months later, it’s an awesome beach vacation, so you go on an awesome beach vacation. When do you stop?

100 Blocks a Day

(3 min read). Most people sleep about seven or eight hours a night. That leaves 16 or 17 hours awake each day. Or about 1,000 minutes. Let’s think about those 1,000 minutes as 100 10-minute blocks. That’s what you wake up with every day. How many of them are put towards making your future better, and how many of them are just there to be enjoyed?

Why I Write

(3 min read). We are connecting because I sat down and wrote these words and you’re reading them. That’s amazing, if you think about it. In 10 years these words will still be here, waiting for whoever comes along. Writing has the power to inspire, to teach, to entertain, to lead, and to connect — and it can do those things long after the words have fluttered off my hands and onto the keyboard. I’ll never meet most of the people who read my articles. But they’ll know me through my words, and hopefully, the world will be slightly better because of it.

The book I’m reading right now

The Art of Thinking Clearly

This book is a wake-up call and a reminder of how flawed our thinking can be. The book teaches you 99 common errors we make in our everyday thinking and decision making. Do you want to be a better investor? Then read this! If you liked “Thinking Fast And Slow” and the books by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, you’re gonna love this book.

What I’m listening to

Naval Ravikant: The Angel Philosopher on Investing, Making Decisions, Happiness and the Meaning of Life

Is this the best podcast episode ever made? I’ve listened to this episode probably 5 times over the last year, and every time I get some new valueable information that I really have to think deep about.

“Life is a single player game. You’re born alone. You’ll die alone. All your interpretations are alone. All your memories are alone. And in three generations, you’ll be gone – no one will care. Before you were born – nobody cared.”

If you want to be a smarter person, then I’ll definitely recommend you to listen to this and of course check out Naval’s tweetstorms on Twitter (@naval).

Quote that got me thinking

“The easiest way to increase happiness is to control your use of time. Can you find more time to do the things you enjoy doing?”
-Daniel Kahneman


Have questions, comments or suggestions? I would love to help you with your FI-journey, and I’ll answer every single mail/Tweet-message from my readers.

Feel free to reach out directly at @Route2FI on Twitter or email me at post@route2FI.com

Thanks for reading,
Route 2 FI | ©Route 2 FI’s newsletter “Free as a bird”


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