The last week was the worst week for a few years. Throughout the entire week, there was not a single day that the markets would have gone up. Everything was crashing. Tech, utilities, income. My personal account with dividend/income stocks is down to -16,47%. My speculative portfolio was 40% up just the week before and … Continue reading Stocks are crashing. What now?
The first month of any new year tends to be great. Not only does it feel like a fresh start, but it also helps us to draw a line, to make a clear cut, and it reminds us that it's never too late to start over. This psychological and ever-repeating pattern also shows on the … Continue reading New Year’s Optimism
Everybody wants to do the right thing. At least on paper. Of course, it sounds so much better to say "I contribute to saving the world" instead of "I contribute to spreading cancer". Right? With this idea in mind, there is a large movement among banks and financial institutions who like to put some ethics … Continue reading Ethics and the Stock Market
Looking forward to the year ahead, I have summarized my expected dividend payments and put it together in a nice, motivational format. What do I mean by that? Being a numbers guy, I crunched the numbers. Let me summarize the highlights: On average, I will receive 8 dividend payments per month. 3 of those are … Continue reading Monthly Dividends
The year is coming to an end, and despite all the chaos around the globe, it wasn't a bad year after all. No financial crisis, no armed conflicts on a global scale. Considering all the projections from 2018 it could have been much worse. I feel like this year passed way too quickly and personally, … Continue reading 2019 wasn’t too bad
Today is the last day of the first week of December and it's about time to get serious about the plan for 2020. I have spent some sleepless nights on reviewing my personal budget for the next year, adjusting savings targets, expenses and thinking about upcoming opportunities. Health For 2020, I target a savings rate … Continue reading Planning the next year
The stock market has been going up for quite some time now, and every now and then we can read about some market analysts predicting the next crash or crisis. The common consensus is that it's not whether a market crash will happen, but only when it will happen. And I fully agree. It would … Continue reading How to prepare for a market crash
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?
...begins with a single step. There might be twists and turns, ups and downs, but once we start walking and frequently check our compass, step by step we get closer to the finishing line. Reaching the goal of financial independence requires a substantial amount of money in savings and investments. Getting there is not easy … Continue reading A journey of a thousand miles…
These two words rarely come up in conversations. Even with my friends and colleagues, unless initiated by me, I have seldom noticed anyone popping them up into a regular chat. I guess there are good reasons for that. They sound complicated. They sound very "financial". They just don't fit in the "what are you planning … Continue reading Assets and Liabilities