About 996 and Jack Ma

I got to admit it. I am a workaholic. Not only did I work the last two years in a job with a 6-day-workweek with 10-12 hours daily, I also had a side-gig writing articles for a financial magazine, I was exercising four times a week for two hours straight, I was working on this … Continue reading About 996 and Jack Ma

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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

Following smart people

There are a few things we learn from our parents while growing up. One thing my parents were preaching to me (which I really wouldn't follow) was to stay close with smart people. Even better: People who would be smarter than me. That's a great advise. But one needs to be ready to truly understand … Continue reading Following smart people

The puzzle is not too complex

Reaching financial independence is best looked at as a game, a puzzle. There are all these little pieces everywhere, and your job is to get them into the right place. Only then the picture will be completed, and you can rest assured that your odds for a safe and free life have reached a comfortable … Continue reading The puzzle is not too complex

2019 – Drop the resolutions!

Yes, you read right. The new year started but we don't do the resolution stuff. We start the year with serious targets. Today is the 6th of January, so the 1st week is almost gone. This means that we have roughly another 51 weeks to meet our own, ambitious but still realistic expectations on 2019. … Continue reading 2019 – Drop the resolutions!

What FIRE really means

Retiring Early and being financially independent may be a dream for many. But before you put too much romance into that thought, let me tell you something: It becomes a dream once it happens. But before that, it can get really tough. Savings target My plan is to retire with 45. That's 6,5 years from … Continue reading What FIRE really means