There is a lot of "happy talk" from governments around the world promising a swift recovery and promoting a way back to a "new normal" on the immediate horizon. However, when listening to politicians we always need to keep in mind what their incentives are. Politicians have a vast interest in painting positive pictures because … Continue reading Keeping investing in difficult times
This post is probably 12 months late. As we are in the middle of a global pandemic, people are losing jobs, lives. But even more are coming to realize that they miss something truly important: An emergency fund. I got to admit, I am also not a great role-model here. Over the last 5 years, … Continue reading About emergency funds
As I mentioned in my last post, investing makes a lot of sense for people who want to retire earlier, safer, and with a higher degree of protection than one would have with a regular job. This is applicable to basically everyone. I explained this with the distribution of all the freshly printed cash that … Continue reading Who gets all the money?
People were talking about the possibility of an economic collapse for a few years now. Over the last two or three years, whenever I visited a bookstore (yes, I do that) I saw countless books from economy professors, advisors, and other professionals talking about the next crash. I read some of them and I agree … Continue reading Is this THE opportunity for the next decade?
... 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
Ah, we did it! 2019 has passed and 2020 has started, and I believe that this year will be a very exciting one. Let's do some stock predictions for the new year. The stock market will continue to thrive I know, some people just see bad things on the horizon, but I am pretty confident … Continue reading 2020 is here. It’s time for some predictions!
The year is coming to an end, and despite all the chaos around the globe, it wasn't a bad year after all. No financial crisis, no armed conflicts on a global scale. Considering all the projections from 2018 it could have been much worse. I feel like this year passed way too quickly and personally, … Continue reading 2019 wasn’t too bad
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?