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Most of us have to sell our time for money. For those who feel that this is an invisible prison, financial independence (FI) shatters these invisible walls. The journey to FI is decades long, hard and difficult, but the end goal of a more fulfilling life make the pursuit...
List of international investments open to non-resident investors. P2P Lending Mintos: A p2p platform based in Latvia       The stock market is an efficient investing machine, the alternative investment market much less so. There are opportunities out there destined for sophisticated, high net worth individuals and the risk-conscious retail investor. Stock markets on all four...
Agriculture investments, provide an opportunity to invest in food production. SWOT Analysis Strengths: Food is a key component of human life, in the next decades there will be more human life, and we will need more food. According to the Savills report,  Two billion people means we need to increase our output by...
Financial Skills Toolbox A toolbox is a dangerous place, it contains hammers, saws and nails. If used eloquently they can build your financial fortress. On the other hand, if those using them do not have the experience or the patience to learn how to use them, they can cause unintentional...
You’ve got the job, you’re managing to make the rent each month (if you’ve escaped the nest) and you’re starting to look to the future. Perhaps you are finding, for the first time, that you have some spare money each month after the bills have been paid and are...
So you have 1,000  Euros or 1,000 Dollars in your bank account and your fingertips are itching to do something with them. You know that the value of these 1,000 will diminish because of inflation and if you do not use them wisely in the short term - they...
What Is Financial Independence and How Do You Achieve It? Financial = money = acquiring what is needed Independence = not being dependent = freedom Why do you need money? Two things. To buy what you need. Secondly, If you sell your time for money, to take back control of your...
Financial independence is a thought process, it is a reflection of the neural connections within the subconscious and how they manifest themselves within the conscious. Thoughts are seeded from other throughs which grow into a decision that have the ripple effects of financial bloom or financial withering. The structure of decisions...
Step 1: Prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for your Financial Independence (FI) journey. FI is not achieved in a day or a week, it is a multi-year process, an ultra marathon. FI will test your commitment and resilience. Body, Mind and Soul need to be committed to the success...
It’s tempting to bury your head in the sand when it comes to debt. But, as we all know, those credit card bills are only going one way and the banks aren’t going to forget about the loans you are struggling to repay. While most of us will worry...
If there was an award for ‘Most Unlikely Article Title of the Year’ this one would have few competitors beyond Government Decides to Cancel Taxes! Yet early retirement, or even very early retirement, is a real possibility for those who adhere to the ways of FIRE - and you don’t...
Financial independence is the foundation of an early retirement. Building financial independence is all about making the most out of what you have and dealing with any setbacks as best you can. To do this one needs to think before acting. To reflect on the various options and decide...
Earn it and spend it because you only live once, this is the YOLO lifestyle. FI seekers earn it then invest it building their way to financial freedom. This delays gratification, but gives greater freedom later on. Those who are successful in their FI journey will so win control over...
Not all p2p lenders are created the same. Each p2p lender has a different profile; investors need to find the right match between a p2p lender and their financial needs. How do investors select the right p2p lenders? This is a question I cannot answer for you, but I...
The idea of having an emergency fund is advocated by financial experts who think that having a financial floor is incredibly favorable to cover unexpected situations and emergencies. Now, is there a chance that you are over-saving for an emergency fund? In fact, there is. If you center too much...
"Investing is the act of focusing resources on something, to get more" The above is Jim Reynold's definition of investing. Let's dig deeper. Investing - What is it? To invest, you need capital. Capital is an accumulation of a currency. To have capital you need to save. Saving can only take place if you...
Death is the absence of time, a dark nothingness that is infinite and impossible to fill. If there is life after death it is more than welcome. Personally, I do not need the promise of heaven in order to be a good person and citizen. As nothing is guaranteed in...
Financial education is about listening to both traditional and alternative views on economics, money and investing. Differing views can either challenge or strengthen your current understanding of the how money works. The internet is a collection of thoughts and ideas, all competing for your eyeballs and brain time. The creators...
We all expect and accept that Artificial Intelligence will play an important role in the global economy of the future. But are we ready to entrust robots with our investments? Well, there is a good chance that you already do to some extent, as more and more investment operations...
How to become rich? A checklist About the Self: Be passionate and alive. Meditate Know your issues/weaknesses. Have strategies to deal with them. How do you deal with Fear and Greed? Leverage your strengths. Learn from the mistakes of others rather than your own. Check in with your state of...
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