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The Biggest Mistake Many New Value Investors Make

The Biggest Mistake Many New Value Investors Make

You have become a dedicated value investor, and now you want to get started at the actual investing. You have seen the light. You understand that it’s about buying shares when they are undervalued on the stock market and selling them when they are overvalued (or...

Three Ways to Find Your Next Investment Idea

Three Ways to Find Your Next Investment Idea

How do you pick the companies you want to buy stocks in? How do you even know which companies to look at? Where do you find your inspiration? These are some of the questions I get asked most frequently. Here are three ways to find your investments or to get your...

The Billionaire’s Five Mental Habits

The Billionaire’s Five Mental Habits

It is hard for you to get rich if you don’t believe it’s possible. It's hard for you to become wealthy if you consciously or unconsciously feel a little guilty about wanting more. It’s difficult to maintain your wealth if you’re afraid of losing money. Nevertheless,...

How to Set Up Your Investing Practice

How to Set Up Your Investing Practice

I once read a blog post that changed my life. It was about running and maintaining the new exercise habit. According to the blogger, all you had to do was put on the running shoes first thing in the morning. In fact, he said you should sleep with the running shoes...

What Happens if You Never Start Investing?

What Happens if You Never Start Investing?

It always surprises me that so many people are sitting on the sidelines of the stock market. They want to start investing in stocks, and they participate in various Facebook groups, listen to investment podcasts, and read relevant blog posts... but they don’t buy any...

How Do You Make a Living From Stocks?

How Do You Make a Living From Stocks?

How do you actually make a living from stocks? What are the specific steps? Do you sell the shares? This is a question many people ask me. The underlying question here is also: what comprises a return on a stock? Is it just the rise in the stock price? In this blog...

How To Make Your Child a Millionaire

How To Make Your Child a Millionaire

“I have some money that I would like to invest for my child. How should I invest it?” This is one of the most popular questions I hear. The good news is that I get it. One of my biggest drivers for investing is making my children financially independent long before...

Five Reasons Why You Should Have a Prenup Contract

Five Reasons Why You Should Have a Prenup Contract

Only a minority of couples sign a prenuptial agreement - a prenup, for short - even though it could have a positive impact on the relationship. It's a shame, because there are many benefits to being clear about what should happen financially if you separate - even if...

Dividend Stocks? Here Is Your Crash Guide

Dividend Stocks? Here Is Your Crash Guide

When listening to novices and cautious shareholders, one would think that the paved road to financial freedom (and sense of financial security) lies in a very specific place: Namely, in dividend shares. In this blog post, I will explain exactly what dividends are and...

The Five Most Typical Beginner Mistakes

The Five Most Typical Beginner Mistakes

How do you invest in stocks? What do you invest in specifically? Many newbies have probably asked a friend or googled these questions. But there are other questions that are at least as important to ask: What should you NOT do when investing? What should you avoid...

How to Protect Yourself From the Threat of High Inflation

How to Protect Yourself From the Threat of High Inflation

Inflation is a threat because it erodes the value of your money. Inflation is also a threat because it can indirectly lead to a stock market crash. When inflation rises, the national banks around the world will eventually have to let interest rates rise to curb that...

Three Mistakes You Make When Haggling

Three Mistakes You Make When Haggling

The other day on Facebook, I read some tips and tricks to negotiate discounts and rebates. There were many creative ideas and examples of white lies. Here are some of the tricks that came up: One person always said “This is above my budget” and waited for an answer....

Ten Crazy Things People Dependent on a Salary Say

Ten Crazy Things People Dependent on a Salary Say

If you are dependent on receiving a monthly salary, you have a particular way of thinking that has been encoded in you through years of schooling and socialization in the job market. There are some special phrases, sentences and wordings that repeat themselves. Maybe...

Seven Steps to Master the Courage of Investing

Seven Steps to Master the Courage of Investing

I often meet people who want to invest in stocks but can’t bring themselves to get started. It may be laziness or fear that holds them back - or perhaps a mixture. The composition of the emotions is irrelevant, as the cure is the same. In this blog post, I’ll give you...

Ten Personal Rules for Getting Things Done

Ten Personal Rules for Getting Things Done

In just a few weeks, I have moved myself and my two children from Nørrebro in Denmark to Cascais in Portugal. It has been a huge project with so much involved: finding a new house, a new school, getting the old apartment sold, sorting, packing, and shipping our...

Three Reasons Why a Sabbatical Can Boost Your Career

Three Reasons Why a Sabbatical Can Boost Your Career

Does it become a "black hole" in your resume that you fall through if you take a sabbatical year or two? I think many people stop themselves from taking life breaks or sabbaticals because they have a feeling that they can’t leave the rat race. Maybe it also just seems...

Five Rules to Get You Through Revenge Spending

Five Rules to Get You Through Revenge Spending

As the world opens up after the global pandemic, some people become euphoric and buy luxury items that become a symbol of freedom. Are you aware that Lamborghinis are almost sold out for the year? Six months into the year, 2021 has become the luxury car brand's...

Five Common Money Blocks and How to Overcome Them

Five Common Money Blocks and How to Overcome Them

What we tell ourselves about money is important. When teaching investment, it has dawned on me how much of the work is mindset. We can only get s0 far with knowhow about how to calculate when a company is cheap on the stock exchange.   The other day I coached someone...

Ten Surprising Things About Warren Buffett

Ten Surprising Things About Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is known as a legend among stock investors. For decades, he has beaten the market by selecting undervalued stocks. He has invested with courage when others have feared the future, and he has exercised caution when others have been greedy. But Warren...

Five Reasons I Am Leaving Denmark

Five Reasons I Am Leaving Denmark

I'm emigrating. I’m taking my two boys and leaving Denmark. It’s a quest for a good life (read the blog post about why we chose Portugal here), but it began as a budding feeling of discontent. Why can’t I just stay and let the kids grow up in their home country?...

Five Ways to Avoid Losing Money After Becoming a Mother

Five Ways to Avoid Losing Money After Becoming a Mother

It’s expensive for women to have children. Most women go on maternity leave, and then they return to the same or a similar job. But because they have been absent, their careers lag behind those of their male counterparts. Some women even take a pay cut to go part-time...

Ten Key Takeaways From Berkshire 2021

Ten Key Takeaways From Berkshire 2021

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger answered question for around three hours at the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting this weekend. What can you learn from them this year? I've written down 10 key takeaways from the annual meeting 2021, which for the second time took...

Six Reasons I’m Moving to Portugal

Six Reasons I’m Moving to Portugal

  This blog post is a little more personal than usual. It's about my decision to move to Portugal. Maybe you're asking, what does it matter to me? When I publicly announced that we’re moving, many asked, "Why Portugal?" I decided to make it into a blog post because...

Five Habits That Self-Made Rich People Have

Five Habits That Self-Made Rich People Have

How you spend your time each day determines how your life unfolds. It determines, among other things, whether you end up rich or poor. A researcher has looked at how the rich spend their time, and it’s only 4 hours each day that set the rich apart from other people....

How to Attract Money Like a Billionaire

How to Attract Money Like a Billionaire

Not many people think about their relationship to money. But we all have one, and it’s different depending on your personality and your experiences in life. Here are four different money attitudes. Which one are you? And which one would you like to be? 1. The Survivor...

Five Reasons to Become Financially Independent

Five Reasons to Become Financially Independent

  Why even bother? 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. It’s my firm conviction that everybody should invest purposefully to become...

Ten Reasons You Stop Yourself From Investing in Stocks

Ten Reasons You Stop Yourself From Investing in Stocks

You’ll find them all over, but you don’t notice them. Who? The people who want to invest in stocks but never do. They’ll read business news, hang out in Facebook groups about stock market investing, and some of them might even read this blog post. They’ll do anything...

Beile Grünbaum

I am a former financial journalist with experience at Reuters, amongst others, and national newspapers in Copenhagen, Denmark, where I live. After being fired on maternity leave, I became a full time investor. My mission is to help you become financially independent.

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