Blog redesign WIP, and a project announcement

Hi RIP readers, This week I didn’t write a new article because I’ve been focusing on a static pages redesign for my blog. The redesign is not completed yet but I’ve already made quite some changes, and I wanted to share them with you 🙂 Before we continue: this is

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First shot of stock picking vaccine, i.e. my recent experience with Individual Stocks

Hi RIP readers, Let’s take a break from the Dark Fire series (will come back to it, do not worry) to document my experience with individual stocks during last ~40 days. It’s a trip into the why of it, the decision making process, the stock picking itself, the emotional roller-coaster

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FIRE Spectrum

FIRE is not DEAD! FIRE is a Spectrum. When I discovered that I could achieve Financial Independence and then Retire Early, I visualized my life split in two: the before, and the after. I though “ok, there will be a point in time, if my wealth grows with time, when

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FIRE is DEAD – Appendix

Hi dear readers, my last post FIRE is DEAD sprinkled many interesting discussions in the comments area, and in my personal inbox(ex). Thank you so much for raising the debate to such high quality! I’ve received many personal messages and emails, some just to thank me, others to show me

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FIRE is DEAD

Hi RIP readers, I’m here with you today to celebrate the death of FIRE, that weird idea that one can reach Financial Independence and then Retire Early. FIRE, may you rest in peace… “RIP, WTF? Are you nuts? FIRE is very well alive! So many people are seeking FI and

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Coronavirus April Journal 2020 Day Update 73 – Mashup Edition

Hi RIP readers, It’s May 2nd 2020 as I start writing this post, which is: A Coronavirus Journal, Day 76. Btw, I started counting the days since Market top (Feb 19th 2020), so it’s not strictly Covid related, but more “financial impact of the Covid”-related A (quick) April 2020 Financial

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Coaching Q1 2020 – How did it go?

Hi dear readers. If you’re following this blog since at least November 2019, you might remember that I launched a free career and financial coaching program for Q1 2020. I got overwhelmed with requests: I received around 50 applications within the first week. I still receive, at least once a

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2020 Q1 Update – The End of the World

Hi dear readers, Most of the “personal updates” for Q1 2020 have been published during last three months, so this update is mostly a financial one. [UPDATE: Nope, it isn’t… it’s still a 7k words post 😀 ] What happened in Q1 2020? Well, maybe the right question to ask

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Survival of the Fittest

Hi RIP readers, I think this Covid thing, while being hard to cope with in the short term, will improve the world thanks to the survival of the fittest! We’ll get rid of the old ones, the already dying ones, those who we should actively be shutting down and we

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Overwhelmed

Today is the first day of the next chapter of your life. From the outside, it doesn’t feel like anything is changed. You’ll be doing exactly what you’re doing since mid February. But you’re not a Hooli employee anymore. You were waiting for this since years, but you feel everything

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