Eleven Gems on the Net #4 – White Mirror

Hi dreamers, Welcome back to another episode of Eleven Gems on the Net (EGN, for friends), where i share few inspiring links I’ve found on the web. This episode is a special edition of EGN! They say 2016 has been a sheetty year: Brexit, ISIS, Syrian refugees crysis, the death of so

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Lump Sum Tax on Pillar 2 & 3 – Kapitalauszahlungssteuer

Gruezi RIP Freunde, Welcome back to the Switzerland series! Today questions are: when and how will my Pillar 2 & 3 be taxed? We’ve took a look at the Swiss Pension System in a previous post. We’ve seen how Pillar 1, 2 and 3(a) work. We’ve seen that Pillar 2 & 3a are

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Unemployment in Switzerland

Hi RIP friends, Today we have the first guest post on this blog! I asked a close friend of RIP family to write something about being unemployed in Switzerland. This post fits in the Switzerland series, where we discuss how’s life and work (and the lack of it) in Switzerland. So…

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Swiss Pension System a.k.a. Pillars for dummies and immigrants

Gruezi RIP Freunde, This very long post is about the Swiss Pension System, with special attention to information for immigrants. Let’s ask the main question: when and how are you suppose to retire in Switzerland? In Switzerland you usually start working very early. Legal minimum depends on the kind of job

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October 2016 Financial Update – Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita… (halfway done!)

Hi RIP voyeurs, October 2016 is gone. Amazing autumn here in Switzerland, colourful leaves all over the places and still not as cold as expected. As end-of-month routine I’m here showing my numbers with shame, since our spending level is still above my desires and next month won’t be better. Need to wait

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A Taste of FI: asked to slow down to a 80% position at Hooli

Hi RIP friends, At Hooli I have this weekly 1:1 conversation with my manager to discuss ongoing issues and career plans – as I guess it is pretty normal in every workplace. These conversations are not technical at all but more oriented toward helping your manager to help you grow. It’s

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Market timing and US election

Good Evening RIP friends, Did you sell all your stock funds? You know that doomsday is coming, don’t you? What are you waiting for?? Let me explain it clear: If Ronald Drumpf wins, the market is going to crash because he’s insane and none will invest in US. If Hilarious Clinton

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It didn’t work but it was fun, i.e. facebooks sucks

Hi RIP friends, Here’s a sad story about me and facebook: my account has been blocked. No, not the Retire In Progress Page that is still up and running. My individual pseudonym account has been blocked. Let me show you my facebook setup. Before blogging, life was easy. I only had my wonderful personal

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Eleven Gems on the Net #3

Hi readers, Welcome back to another episode of Eleven Gems on the Net (EGN, for friends), where i share few interesting links I’ve found on the web. More information about the series can be found in the first post. It’s been quite a long time since last episode, but I have been

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First Italian FI Blogger meeting!

Hi RIPpers, I’ve been recently invited to a Northern European FI Bloggers meetup that took place in a small town across the Netherlands-Belgium border. I sadly had to decline since I’m traveling slightly too much these days. It’s not been an easy decision, I strongly wanted to meet with other FI bloggers,

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