The dream of financial independence and early retirement has gained a lot of steam in recent months. But despite the popularity of the movement, there are some important points that need to be understood and which I would like to point out. It's easy - and it's not Frugal living, saving as much as possible, … Continue reading 3 Things you should know about FIRE
There was some amazing news coming from Wall Street a few weeks ago. 181 CEOs, members of the so-called business roundtable and representatives of some of the largest companies in the USA, declared that maximizing shareholder value is no longer the single purpose of their companies. Instead, the emphasis would shift towards stakeholders. I believe … Continue reading Stakeholders are the better shareholders
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
Among all the places I worked at, one place remained deeply engraved in my DNA. The Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin. I worked there for about a year as a receptionist, and even though the time was short, it had a strong impact on the development of my career and on my personality. The first and … Continue reading Doing the right thing
...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?