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Status Anxiety

All my posts the past weeks were about personal finance. So today it’s time for some thoughts regarding the Good Life again. We’ll be looking at a phenomenon that philosopher Alain de Botton calls “status anxiety”. This term refers…

Geo Arbitrage in Europa
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Geo Arbitrage In Europe

Have you ever heard of geo arbitrage? If not: the term arbitrage originates from the financial sector and refers to gains you can make by taking advantage of different stock quotes, interest rates or prices that exist in different…

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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Big Number

If you want to become financially independent, you’ll need some stamina. Sure, there are extreme examples like Jacob Lund Fisker who was “done” after five years. But Jacob does have a VERY reduced lifestyle for someone from western Europe…

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Your Salary: From Gross To Take-Home Pay

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 you know someone who…

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If You Have A Library…

The title of this post sounds familiar? You’re right, it’s part of the Cicero quote I mentioned in my post Our Experiment in Organic Gardening. The complete quote is commonly translated as “If you have a garden and a…

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The Millionaire Next Door

Hiya, today it’s time for another book recommendation. You might have heard of it already: it’s called The Millionaire Next Door. The title might let you suspect a romantic novel by Rosamunde Pilcher. But no fear, the book is…

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Heads Up, Graduates: Personal Finance 1.0

Some years ago there was a major buzz in German media about the open letter of a high school graduate. She complained that her school education had enabled her to analyze poems in several languages, but that she hadn’t…

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Our Experiment In Organic Gardening

After a whole post series around the risks of real estate investing, I thought I should give us a break. So it’s a lighter topic today. I’ll be talking about gardening. Specifically, our experiences with gardening on a patch…