Depending on work is not a smart long-term plan

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

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The dividend season is coming!

As the calendar has continued to roll into March, we are quickly approaching the dividend season in Germany. While most companies in the US pay out a dividend every 3 months, German companies do so only once a year. One could argue about which system is better or worse, but that's a topic for another … Continue reading The dividend season is coming!

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!

2018 in retrospect

So this is it. Tomorrow is Christmas, and only a week later we will already be saying "goodbye" to 2018 and "hello" to 2019. I will be working - a lot - over the next 10 days, so let me write my last words on this blog for 2018 today. Obviously, since the blog is … Continue reading 2018 in retrospect

Guilty pleasures

We all have some guilty pleasures. The movie, that everyone hates, but that you secretly enjoy watching over and over. The song, that you would never admit to your friends to have it on your playlist, but that you just have to listen to every now and then. The fast-food burger, that everyone know is … Continue reading Guilty pleasures

Evaluating your expenses

My family was never wealthy, frankly speaking, there were times when we had trouble to get through a month and as far as I remember, we mostly lived paycheck to paycheck. This resulted in a very low pocket money which our parents would hand out to me and my brother. It didn't bother us when … Continue reading Evaluating your expenses