Nothing is as it should be this year. 2020 will go down in history as one of the worst years for my generations (X / Z - I am right on the brink). Highest unemployment in history across the globe. People restricted to travel between countries, in some areas even between cities. Foodbanks, charities and … Continue reading Breaking Rules
We are now in the middle of the third quarter of 2020. August. And the world doesn't look much better than it looked in the second quarter. In fact, despite all the happy talk that you might hear occasionally on some news, data points increasingly towards a bad fourth and final quarter as well. So … Continue reading The pain continues… for some
People all around the globe face unprecedented challenges. Well, at least it's unprecedented for my generation (Gen X), and certainly for Millenials and anyone younger than them. Millions are losing jobs, are forced into quarantine. Many are in dire need of some kind of assistance, whether it's cash, food, or both. Here in Thailand, we … Continue reading About multiple income streams
The coronavirus is now officially a pandemic. A serious threat not only to human lives but also to the world economy, to our health system, and yes, even to our financial system. As the virus spreads further, entire countries are closing borders, schools are closing doors, events get canceled, elections move online. People get scared … Continue reading Panic has never been a good adviser
Investing in the stock market always involves risks. In financial jargon, we have something called a "magic triangle". It describes and shows the relation of the three cornerstones of any financial investment: Profit, security, and liquidity. You can never have all three maxed out. The more your investment tends towards one cornerstone, the less the … Continue reading To space and beyond!
... if you wouldn't need to work anymore? If you wouldn't need to worry about food, shelter, and health, what would make you get out of bed every single day? As the election in the US is drawing closer, I have spent some nights learning about some of the presidential candidates. The person who is … Continue reading What would you do…
Looking forward to the year ahead, I have summarized my expected dividend payments and put it together in a nice, motivational format. What do I mean by that? Being a numbers guy, I crunched the numbers. Let me summarize the highlights: On average, I will receive 8 dividend payments per month. 3 of those are … Continue reading Monthly Dividends
Today is the last day of the first week of December and it's about time to get serious about the plan for 2020. I have spent some sleepless nights on reviewing my personal budget for the next year, adjusting savings targets, expenses and thinking about upcoming opportunities. Health For 2020, I target a savings rate … Continue reading Planning the next year
The stock market has been going up for quite some time now, and every now and then we can read about some market analysts predicting the next crash or crisis. The common consensus is that it's not whether a market crash will happen, but only when it will happen. And I fully agree. It would … Continue reading How to prepare for a market crash
I am sitting at Starbucks (SBUX) and listening to some old Christmas jingles. Yes, even the Starbucks in Thailand is playing American jingles as Christmas is drawing near. For many hard-working employees out there, this time of the year is not only an opportunity to spend some days with friends, family and to eat more … Continue reading What to do with your Christmas bonus?