Retire in progress...
Hi Ripsters, just a quick one: I’ve been interviewed by Ben Felix and Cameron Passmore on the Rational Reminder Podcast #257 🙂
We didn’t talk much about finance (even though, in a way…) but they asked me to do a kind of a book review of Designing Your Life after I recommended the book to them.
Ladies and Gentleman, on February 28th 2023 I had the pleasure to interview Ben Felix (CSI, RR).
It’s been a 2h20 long personal finance marathon.
You’re welcome 🙂
As the title says, on Tuesday February 28th (2023), 3-5pm CET, I will have the immense pleasure of having Ben Felix on my Twitch Channel (mr.rip/tw) for a live interview!
Hello Ripsters, Giorgio here.
I’m not dead, and the blog isn’t as well.
It’s been over a year since I’ve published my last post. And that “post” was essentially just a link to a video. Like the previous one. The last “written” post dates back to July 5th 2021, and it was a MLJ. Well, if you were a reader of mine you probably forgot about me by now.
Anyway, today I decided to block a full day on my calendar to just write, with no distractions and no other commitments. Just a scary blank page. I’m going to write a global all-encompassing update on my life, work, finances, family, etc.
It’s been three months without a single blog entry, and the last one (and this one as well) has been a video entry. I assume many of you might be wondering whether the blog is dead or not.
No, it’s not! The blog is not dead!
(read – and watch – more)
I’ve recorded a video version of the Quarterly Financial Update this month, in English Language.
I don’t plan to also write a long form post about it. Yeah, I know, I’m sorry.
My life is a mess these days.
I hope you enjoy it!
Hi RIP readers, welcome to the July 2021 edition of the Monthly Learning journal (MLJ).
This month edition is pretty dry because I’ve been on vacation for two weeks and didn’t focus much on learning new stuff.
Next Episode on Monday August 2nd, 2021.
Hi RIP readers,
we have another lightweight “on the beach” post today.
I know, my public spreadsheet is getting way too big (and a bit slow), and I should probably pull something out.
Not today though.
I’ve been playing a bit too much with my Net Worth Spreadsheet lately, and ended up adding a few extra sheets that I’d like to show you today. I’ve added sheets to monitor income and expenses across multiple years (I’m tracking them in detail since beginning of 2016), and a mini retirement calculator.
Let’s look at them one by one
Hi RIP readers, first things first: today, five years ago, I’ve published the first post on this blog.
Happy birthday retire in Progress 🙂
Ok, enough for a celebration. Let’s get started.
Today topic is a lightweight one, it’s a “on the beach” kind of quick post – in fact i’m actually on the beach for a couple of weeks.
So, while I’m enjoying Apulia’s coast, why not talk about coast… FIRE?
Simply explained, Coast FIRE is a financial milestone that, when reached, it means you can stop saving money (i.e. you can spend all your income) while your current Net North snowballs you into Financial Independence at traditional retirement age (for example, age 65).
There’s a weird loophole, a paradox in this money game that makes me think about it from different angles. Let’s try to decompose it and see where this summer beach thought will bring us.
Hi RIP readers, welcome to the June 2021 edition of the Monthly Learning journal (MLJ).
This month edition is much shorter because I’ve been focusing way more on producing content (mostly for my YouTube and Twitch channels) compared to consuming content.
While I like “create” much more than “consume” (in every aspect of my life), I will try to keep a more balanced information diet in the following months.
Well, not in June probably, since we’re going on vacation for two weeks on the beach and I’m not sure how much “digital time” I will allow myself to spend 🙂
On a side note, the production of this MLJ episode has been mostly automated thanks to a python script I wrote “in public”, streaming on my YT channel (in Italian language). A lot of formatting time saved!