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I’m Mr. RIP, a 46 years old software engineer from Italy who lives in Switzerland since November 2012.

I started blogging anonymously in June 2016, and revealed my identity in February 2021.

You can find more about who I am by visiting the About Me page.




I started this blog in June 2016 to document my personal journey toward Financial Independence.

What is Financial Independence? Take a look at the FIRE Dialogue page for a very long explanation in F.A.Q. form 🙂

While Personal Finance and Financial Independence are still main topics on my blog, I’ve broadened the scope of my writing along the journey.