ETF List 2019 Part 2: World

Hi RIP friends, Welcome to ETF List Part 2 on World / International stocks. Here you can find part 1 on US, where I also introduced the doc and explained the content. TL;DR: I’m building a more detailed version of 2018’s ETF List, and it’s taking a lot of time

Read more

ETF List 2019 Part 1: USA

Hi RIP friends, I’m working on a new version of the somehow popular (but a bit outdated) 2018 ETF List spreadsheet. It was the output of a 3 persons brainstorming and async collaboration that happened in March-April 2018, during my investments’ spring cleaning. Spring is coming again, this year earlier

Read more

That time when I made an ETF available on ICTAX

Hi Swiss RIP friends, You know how ETFs and taxes work together in Switzerland, don’t you? If you don’t, I’ve touched the topic in my ETF 101 post, more than a year and half ago. Go read it. See you later bye bye. The central point is that Switzerland doesn’t

Read more

On John Bogle and index investing

Hi RIP friends, a quick one today. Few days ago, on January 16th 2019, John Clifton “Jack” Bogle died at age 89. John Bogle was the founder of Vanguard, the largest mutual funds and ETFs company in the world, and he was considered the father of index investing. Vanguard, and

Read more

First Failure as Unofficial Financial Coach

Hi friends, I know, I have other things to write about. I’m working on them, stay tuned! Time is a malevolent dictator these days. Working full time, parenting, theater acting, handling grandparents visiting, lifelong learning (it’s philosophy time!), and meeting so many people for one reason or another, thanks to

Read more

Financial Quickie: what’s the minimum amount that makes sense to start investing on Interactive Brokers?

Good morning newbie RIPvestors! Today I want to answer to a question from our reader Mr Dip (which is not the same person of Mr DIP, guest poster from the past) on a recent post: By the way, what would be the minimum you’d recommend someone start investing with on IB

Read more

Index Investing Economy

Hi RIP investors, if you’re following me you know I’m a big fan of ETFs and passive index investing. I’ve dedicated several posts on index investing, ETF 101 and a recent analysis on which ETF to buy. The problems solved by passive index investing for a non professional investor like

Read more

Spring Cleaning my Investments

Psssst… yes, it’s a 5k words article as usual, but SPOILER ALERT halfway thru the article there’s a section with best ETF selection by Mr RIP! Hi RIP friends, As announced in my last quarterly update I’m spending some time to review our life and financial plans on several levels. It

Read more

I will invest when the market drops

I will invest when the market drops! Welcome back my imaginary friend 🙂 What do you mean, exactly? P.S. You look amazing in blue! Thanks 🙂 Hey RIP, I have some cash I would really like to invest… but market is high right now and I prefer to wait next

Read more

Interactive Brokers 101

Hi RIPvestors, I wanted to write about my favorite internet broker since months, if not years. I kept procrastinating writing this post until March 2018, when I received roughly a dozen requests by readers and a couple of requests by friends in real life. Time has come! But before we

Read more