Happiness is relative – but money helps

As some of my readers know, I am a frequent visitor to the website http://www.visualcapitalist.com. It offers a tremendous amount of information in a very easily digestible manner: Smart visualizations. Most recently I have stumbled upon this graphic: I like to be very careful with definitions about such basic terms as "happiness" and especially with … Continue reading Happiness is relative – but money helps

Dividend Stocks make your worries go away

Over the last couple of months, I have started to reduce my social media presence and to close many of my online accounts. My Facebook account has been deleted (I seriously didn't miss it a single day), and the same thing happened to my Twitter account and AirBnB. As I move closer towards my goal … Continue reading Dividend Stocks make your worries go away

The Power of Cash-Flow

Conservative investors or people who believe that stocks are too risky often prefer to put their hard earned money in real estate. The usual arguments are always the same and go something along those lines: It's a "real" asset, meaning that you can touch it, you can see it, you can visit it or live … Continue reading The Power of Cash-Flow

Career Advise for FIRE aspirants

I like to write sometimes about my work. First, because it is an exciting job, and second, because there are countless lessons I gathered on my path to the top. As some readers will already know, I am a General Manager in a hotel, currently in Thailand. Most recently I was able to secure a … Continue reading Career Advise for FIRE aspirants

Planning for the last job – ever

Following up on my new years' plans, I am now finalizing negotiations with my next employer. As my current work contract will expire by the end of April, I spent the last 2 months in trying to secure a new contract. Today, I succeeded. While I couldn't hit my self-imposed targets completely, the new job … Continue reading Planning for the last job – ever

Freelancing is the future – and so is investing

Many things have changed since I finished high school. Some for good. Some for bad. Some for... it's hard to tell yet. For example, my parents used to tell me that if I wanted to be successful, I had to finish high school, then graduate, and if I really wanted to become the best I … Continue reading Freelancing is the future – and so is investing