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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Back to Plato’s Cave

Last Friday, September 14th, I went to sleep under this sunset on Venice Laguna: Reflecting on the fact my paternity leave is coming to its natural end. The day after, Saturday September 15th, I woke up early in my cheap, awesome, and oversize two-story ten-beds bungalow in Villaggio San Paolo,

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No, that was not my last summer of vacation!

Hi RIP friends, good friends are always a source of inspiration. I was chatting with my bloggers friends Emma & Robert White (whatlifecouldbe) and Oli (frugalisten), discussing issues like the next FIWE and few personal updates. …And then I’ve been enlightened by a clear memory of when I had first glance of

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Early to bed and early to rise…

Hi RIP friends, Let’s steal half of the famous Benjamin Franklin’s quote for today’s post. Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. (Benjamin Franklin) The second half is reserved for for Tim Ferriss’ Tools of Titans book review, which will take some time. Tim, seriously,

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Mexico, before the Wall

Hi dear RIP friends, If you followed me so far you know I’ve recently been to Mexico for 2 weeks. I wanted to write about my experience and share some thoughts about money, freedom and society. Be prepared, this is a very long post (the longest I’ve published so far). I’ve

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80%

Quick update! Hi RIP, I’m your manager and as you know we have this funny end-of-year routine where I raise your salary for no reason and give you a ridiculously high yearly bonus, planned as 15% of your gross yearly salary but usually more than that. Well, today is your

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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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Appian Way and a taste of FI Life: Freedom doesn’t imply Happiness

Hi RIP friends, I’ve spent a week with one of my best friends on a small and humble trip along the Appian Way, from Formia to Rome and I tasted once more what life could be when FI is reached. The trip has been intense, like any hiking trip is,

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Traveling

Hi RIP followers, This month is being a real mess at House RIP. After a relatively cheap and tranquil August, with just a big trip to Hooliland and few guests hosted (like RIP Sr), we’re planning trips like crazy this month. Planning and actually traveling too. I’ve been spending 3 days in an amazing

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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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