Today is the 14th of November 2020, and what a year this has been! With only 6 weeks to go and all the bad news going on, all I want at this point is for it to end. Whatever your idea or opinion about the Coronavirus might be, we have to acknowledge plain facts that … Continue reading What a year
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
These are tough times. The world is on lock-down. People are losing jobs or are getting pay-cuts. And the probably worst thing of all is that we don't know when this is going to end. Therefore, now more than ever, it is important to manage the money we have in the most cautious and structured … Continue reading 5 Tips how to manage your time (and budget) now
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