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7 Ways to Stomach the Volatility in the Market

7 Ways to Stomach the Volatility in the Market

Stocks are diving, and you feel a sting of anxiety in your stomach when you read the headlines or visit your online bank. How do you remain calm in that kind of market? To be a successful investor, you have to avoid the natural human instinct to follow the herd. When...

7 Steps for Maintaining Inner Peace in Times of Crisis

7 Steps for Maintaining Inner Peace in Times of Crisis

 There is a crisis in the world, and the first thing to vanish is your inner peace. The world trembles, and so do you internally. But it doesn't have to be that way. It might be war in the Middle East and large-scale protests across Europe. Or perhaps it's something...

Warren Buffett’s Latest Stock Moves

Warren Buffett’s Latest Stock Moves

Many people scrutinize Warren Buffett's moves on the stock market. Why? Some want to copy his trades. Others simply want to understand the choices he makes and how he thinks, to emulate his entire style. Fortunately, it's easy to gain insight into what he's investing...

Five Reasons to Become Financially Independent

Five Reasons to Become Financially Independent

  Why even bother to try to become financially independent? Why postpone your spending so you can invest and have more money for spending in the future? What if you’re happy with your life and your job as it is? I’ll tell you why. Why Becoming Financially Independent...

What Keynes Can Teach You About Stocks and Investing

What Keynes Can Teach You About Stocks and Investing

John M. Keynes is known for being a groundbreaking economist, but few know that he was also a talented value investor.  He achieved an average return of 12% per year from 1927 to 1947, which is an impressive performance considering that the overall stock market...

Five Steps to Avoid FOMO – Fear of Missing Out

Five Steps to Avoid FOMO – Fear of Missing Out

I have a confession to make. I suffer from FOMO. FOMO is a curse that keeps me from enjoying my life and sometimes makes me miserable.  FOMO stands for "fear of missing out." It can affect you financially, or it can show up as a feeling of missing out on something fun...

Here Is My Secret Recipe for the Good Life

Here Is My Secret Recipe for the Good Life

In 2021, I faced some major decisions.  I had to decide whether I wanted to open my own investment fund and whether I wanted to move to Portugal.  To make sure I was making the right choices, I hired a coach to create a blueprint of myself and my life.  This was...

What Is My House Worth in Warren Buffett’s Eyes?

What Is My House Worth in Warren Buffett’s Eyes?

How do you know how much you should pay for your next dream house? Currently, I'm looking at houses in Portugal, where we live. I’ve found a house that I absolutely love. But is the price right? What is my house worth? I have looked at many houses, apartments,...

7 Tricks to Achieve More Job Satisfaction

7 Tricks to Achieve More Job Satisfaction

While working towards financial independence, you may get stuck in a job where you find it difficult to experience job satisfaction, for any number of reasons. I’ve been there myself. During and between my two pregnancies, I worked for a boss who made life difficult...

Five Reasons Women Are Better Investors

Five Reasons Women Are Better Investors

Men take up a lot of space when it comes to stock investing, but women are better investors. Men are equity analysts, equity experts, shareholders, board chairmen, CEOs and financial experts. Men debate in posts and make up 90% of participants in most stock-related...

My Top 9 Money Tips I Wish I’d Known Sooner

My Top 9 Money Tips I Wish I’d Known Sooner

I have created my dream life. That is, money has created my dream life. With a bit of help from me.  I live in Portugal with the freedom and lifestyle that I desire. But it has not always been like this. Far from it. In a way, I have lived two lives.  One with a 9-5...

How David Einhorn Made Record Returns in 2022

How David Einhorn Made Record Returns in 2022

For most stock investors, last year was a year of stock market losses.  But not for the well-known value investor David Einhorn – it was his best year ever. While the leading stock index S&P fell around 20 percent for the year, David Einhorn had a positive return...

Napoleon Hill’s 13 Steps to Use Law of Attraction

Napoleon Hill’s 13 Steps to Use Law of Attraction

What is the secret to creating wealth and living a successful life? Over 100 years ago, the famous industrialist Andrew Carnegie asked the journalist Napoleon Hill if he would dedicate his life to finding out what the secret behind wealth and success was. Fortunately...

Here Is Bill Ackman’s 9-point Checklist

Here Is Bill Ackman’s 9-point Checklist

Bill Ackman is one of the most successful stock investors of recent times. He has made some pretty good stock market bets - among others, in the American fast-food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill, which more than quadrupled in value in the few years since he invested in...

These Are My Personal Goals for 2023

These Are My Personal Goals for 2023

New Year’s is a good time to take stock of the past year and set some strong goals for the new year. In this blog post, I explain how I both succeeded and failed with last year’s goals, and how I’m setting new and better ones for 2023. If you want to know how I do it,...

How To Set Better Goals For 2023

How To Set Better Goals For 2023

Have you ever wondered how some people achieve the things they set out to do, while others don't? How about you? Do you achieve the goals you set for yourself? What happened to your goals from last year? Did you make it? Most people set New Year's resolutions once a...

Beware of These 7 Money Habits That Keep You Poor

Beware of These 7 Money Habits That Keep You Poor

Many of the things we do regularly are automatic. These are habits that we cling to because we haven't learned anything else. Or maybe we haven’t thought about it. Maybe we are just copying someone else’s habit. This also applies to money. Do you have money habits...

How to Reduce Taxes on Stocks 2022

How to Reduce Taxes on Stocks 2022

Taxes can eat up a big chunk of your capital gains, and they really affect the long-term effect of compounding.  The good news is that there are steps you can take to minimize the taxes you pay on stock gains. The tax regulations are different from country to country,...

How to Read an Annual Report Like Mohnish Pabrai

How to Read an Annual Report Like Mohnish Pabrai

How do you read a company's annual report? It's a question I often get. The renowned value investor Mohnish Pabrai was recently asked that exact question in a YouTube video. Luckily for us, he answered. This is obviously very valuable information, as he is a gifted...

Why I’m Grateful that COVID-19 Messed Up My Life

Why I’m Grateful that COVID-19 Messed Up My Life

When Denmark locked down in the spring of 2020, I, like many others around the world, watched the news unfold with confusion and a growing sense of isolation. I was alone with two small boys (3 and 6 years old at the time), and I felt trapped. I couldn't even run down...

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