On John Bogle and index investing

Hi RIP friends, a quick one today. Few days ago, on January 16th 2019, John Clifton “Jack” Bogle died at age 89. John Bogle was the founder of Vanguard, the largest mutual funds and ETFs company in the world, and he was considered the father of index investing. Vanguard, and

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December 2018 Monthly update

Hi RIP voyeurs, welcome to my last monthly update of 2018, which will include a yearly update too. Before that: a month ago I announced a temporary break / slow down from blogging. The rationale behind my decision was “I don’t want to half-ass everything“. I tried to detach from blogging to

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November 2018 Financial Update

Hi RIP voyeurs, welcome to my monthly update. Few days ago I announced a temporary break / slow down from blogging. The only regular post I want to keep publishing is this monthly update, which egoistically helps me keeping track of progresses and makes me accountable. I hope you enjoy

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My Millionaire Interview on ESI Money

Hi friends, I’m on a idyllic weekend alone! Will reach family in Italy on Monday 24th. Expect a “November Update” post tomorrow” 🙂 Tonight just a quick note: back in mid September, at the peak of my Net Worth, I’ve been interviewed by the mythical ESI Money blog in one

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RIP is taking a Blogging Break

Hi Friends,  I’m pausing my blogging activity for a while, or maybe just slowing it down, I don’t know yet. As I said in my last monthly update, I feel like I’m half-assing everything and not full assing anything. Blogging for me means writing, talking about finance, networking, being committed

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October 2018 Financial Update Part 3 of 3 – Personal

Hi RIP voyeurs, This is the third part of my October Update. If you didn’t yet, please take a look at the first part on metrics, and the second part on market and investments. Main focus of this third part is personal updates, which I know they are the most awaited 🙂

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October 2018 Financial Update Part 2 of 3 – Mr Market and Investments

Hi RIP voyeurs, This is the second part of my October Update. If you didn’t yet, please take a look at the first part. Main focus of this second part is market performance and investments. I wanted to document what happened day by day to my portfolio, and how I

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October 2018 Financial Update Part 1 of 3 – Metrics and Cash Flow

Hi RIP voyeurs, Welcome to my regular monthly update on financial and personal life. Let’s not hide behind a fake smile… October 2018 has been the worst financial month of my life so far. I don’t know if you noticed, but the market dropped more or less by 10% this

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What Would You Do If You Got Given €1 Million?

Hi RIP friends, I’m finding new fancy bloggy ways to procrastinate writing about important stuff! This time it’s a thought experiment being run in the UK FIRE community this month, where bloggers are invited to participate. The thought experiment is the following: “What Would You Do If You Got Given £1

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First Failure as Unofficial Financial Coach

Hi friends, I know, I have other things to write about. I’m working on them, stay tuned! Time is a malevolent dictator these days. Working full time, parenting, theater acting, handling grandparents visiting, lifelong learning (it’s philosophy time!), and meeting so many people for one reason or another, thanks to

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