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Steuer Basics für (Early) Retirees
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Tax Basics For (Early) Retirees

The other day a reader asked me if I might write a post about taxes for “Early Retirees” at some point. Here it is! As always the upfront disclaimer: I’m neither a financial nor a tax consultant, and I…

Darf ich dir zwei meiner 'Helden' vorstellen?
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Meet Two Of My Heroes

My laptop is stuck at the repair shop till Christmas – thanks @Apple for the buggy butterfly keyboard 😉 – and I currently have to use my pad to write the blog. A bit tricky, and that’s why it’s…

Ja, ist denn schon Weihnachten?
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Do You Feel Like Christmas?

This post was originally published a year ago. In 2019, three homeless people died of cold already in the greater Hamburg area. And I don’t feel like Christmas yet this year either, so I decided to run a re-edition…

Ein Penny saved sind two Pennies earned
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A Penny Saved Is Two Pennies Earned

Hiya, this is a post especially for graduates. I’m writing a series Personal Finance 1.0 on personal finance topics that you should know when starting life on your own. If you’re an older reader, maybe this specific topic is…

Brauche ich wirklich noch ein Auto?
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Do I Really Still Need A Car?

Does this sound familiar: You’ve been driving your car for quite some time, and ongoing maintenance and repairs start seeming costly in view of its market value. A new used car that’s not in danger of dying on you…

Mit deinem Einkommen auskommen
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Living Within Your Means

Hiya, this is a post especially for graduates. I’m writing a series Personal Finance 1.0 on personal finance topics that you should know when starting life on your own. If you’re an older reader, maybe this specific topic is…

Lebenslanges Lernen
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In Love With Lifelong Learning

I’m a fan of lifelong learning and personal development. Not necessarily on a formal basis like in school or college. Maybe you enjoy diving into a new area of knowledge, particularly because you are not doing it to get…

Warum ich in Deutschland nicht mehr in Immobilien investiere
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Why I don’t Invest In German Real Estate Anymore

Quick note upfront: If you are a renter your view on some of the issues I address might be quite different from mine. Which I can totally understand. But I’m writing about German real estate as a long-term investment…