Eleven gems on the net #1

I’m an avid reader of books, follower of dozens of blogs, consumer of hours of youtube videos. I love being hit by waves of information on the topics I care or I’m curious about. I don’t follow the news or the politics too much, topics where people tend to get very

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Funds Investing

Good morning RIPvestors, welcome to another post in the investing series, where I gradually introduce you to the world of investments and go deep on topics I have some experience with, mainly related to investments in Switzerland. Other posts in the Investing series: Investing basics Financial Investing Funds Investing Fees & Taxes

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Financial Investments

Hi dear RIPvestors, I started writing a post about investments last week, a post where I wanted to cover all aspects of investments. As soon as I wrote down the first draft I realized that no, I couldn’t have done all in a single post. So I decided to cut down the

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August 2016 Financial Update – “how to save more than 80% of your take home pay” edition

Hi all, August 2016 is gone. Amazing weather and a lot of fun here in Switzerland! As end-of-month routine I’m here showing my numbers! Off topic: I’m getting lost in a very long post about investments that probably will have to be split in several smaller posts. I’m glad it’s end of

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Cycles

Hi RIPologists, Today I’m blogging about my ideal life cycles (the freedom series). Our lives are doomed by cycles: the daily routines, the workweek, the monthly paycheck, the yearly performance review, the summer vacation and so on. Most of today’s cycles are are driven from outside forces like the Sun (days, years), the Moon (months),

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Earthquake

This night an Earthquake 6.2 Richter happened close to Rome, close to where my family lives. My relatives are ok, but there’s going to be several dozens, maybe few hundreds of casualties (EDIT: 24h later casualties are 247 and counting…). Plus, amazing places – like Amatrice, famous for pasta all’Amatriciana – are almost completely

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Investing Basics

Hi RIP followers, Today we have another post in The Principles series, where I: introduce fundamental philosophical/economical concepts. show my vision/interpretation of them. help you understand the subject from other points of view linking other online resources. describe my own strategies and other thoughts on the same topic. Today’s post is about Investments. I

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Beauty Case

Good morning RIP minions! Today we’ll take a look at the minimalist body care of a FI seeker. I told you about my last visit to Hooliland, didn’t I? Well, let’s take a look at my travel beauty case: What a big bag! It will surely be full of products!

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Big Spender

Hi RIP fellows, This post is about splurges. I’ve previously mentioned that I spend ~60K CHF per year, on track for the unambitious prize of the least frugal FIRE seeker of the world. So let’s show off how I burn my money by the thousands! Actually no, this is not

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Boredom

Hi RIPpers! Few days ago RIP Sr came to visit me in Switzerland for the weekend. It has been a nice August weekend, with very good weather (28 Celsius) and plenty of activities for him: swimming, e-biking, walking, barbecuing with a dozen of friends… he’s no more used to live at

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