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?
There are many reasons to strive for financial independence. For me, some of them are company politics and the never-ending dealing with CRAP. It's one of my favourite acronyms: Criticism Rejection Assholes Pressure You can't become a leader in any organization without it. It's part of the deal. No matter what you do, once you … Continue reading Get independent and stop dealing with CRAP
I don’t remember whether my parents were asking me about my aspirations when I was young. I also don’t remember hearing them talking to neighbours, friends or family about what I am going to do when I grow up. They never really tried to push any particular profession on me. Maybe because they wanted me … Continue reading Depending on work is not a smart long-term plan
...how would you run it? Many people dream of being their own boss. Making their own decisions. Dedicating their available time solely to their purpose, their passion and to their own, full benefit. But is this indeed the reality for an entrepreneur? Well, as it is with everything, it depends. It depends on the type … Continue reading If you had your own business…
If you are just about to enter (or new to) the workforce, thinking about retirement seems very far off. Not that it's not somewhere in your head, it just seems very, very far away. But even if you already worked for a few years, you might still not be spending much time thinking about your … Continue reading When is the best time to retire?
I like to keep my blog neat and simple. I like to write articles with text only, I seldom use pictures or videos. But every now and then I might encounter an interesting infographic that is worth sharing. When it comes to the topic of money, the best place to find interesting graphics is in … Continue reading The fastest way to get your first million
I have been on vacations for the last four weeks. While the first week was still pretty stressful due to a few family and work matters, the second week was already very relaxing. I spent some time at our inherited house in the north-east of Thailand. A peaceful and quiet place. Extremely low living costs, … Continue reading Getting some perspective