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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...

The 10 Most Important Characteristics of the YOLO Investor

The 10 Most Important Characteristics of the YOLO Investor

Phillip, a first-year student, was just 21 years old and still living with Mom when he bought his first shares. His mother, who had taken several investing courses, had been trying to get him interested in investing for the last five years. Initially, she was happy to...

Share Buyback: Three Things to Watch Out For

Share Buyback: Three Things to Watch Out For

What does it mean when a company announces share buybacks? Is it a good thing or bad thing? Should you rejoice or worry about it? The short answer is that share buybacks are good when they benefit the shareholder and bad when they don’t. The next question is, when are...

The Five Steps to Financial Freedom

The Five Steps to Financial Freedom

  What’s the difference between being financially free and being financially independent? What do these terms really mean? Many people use them without fully understanding what they mean or how to get there. In this blog post, I’ll go through the five steps to reach...

Five Myths About Stock Investing That Can Hold You Back

Five Myths About Stock Investing That Can Hold You Back

The first time I spoke to my friends about investing, I received a very blunt and defensive response. “It’s very risky,” said one of my friend’s sisters who was also at the birthday dinner. I explained that I knew what I was doing, so it wasn’t that risky, but she...

Five Ways To Buy More Happiness

Five Ways To Buy More Happiness

There are a lot of blogs and well-intentioned advice about saving, but very little information about how to spend your money.  How many times have you read or heard that you should avoid buying cafe lattes and invest the money instead? But what if going to a cafe is...

How To Tell If You’re Addicted To Stocks

How To Tell If You’re Addicted To Stocks

This blog post is for fun - and then again, it's dead serious.  I remember a wonderful spring day when a friend I hadn't seen for years was visiting Copenhagen. We had studied together in New York almost two decades earlier.  We were sitting at a winery in Copenhagen,...

Ten Crazy Signs of a Stock Market Bubble

Ten Crazy Signs of a Stock Market Bubble

How do you know if there's a stock market bubble? The thing about asset bubbles is that you only know for certain that they were there when they've popped. But still, there are signs that you can look for. What are those signs? I'll take you through the top 10 signs...

Five Emotional Advantages to Investing in Stocks

Five Emotional Advantages to Investing in Stocks

When talking about the advantages of investing in stocks, most people talk about financial profit and returns, but cool cash is far from the only thing you gain when you invest.   A lot of people have a specific financial goal. Maybe they invest to be able to retire...

How to Make a Successful Financial New Year’s Resolution

How to Make a Successful Financial New Year’s Resolution

There is no better time to look forward than New Year's Eve. It's a great time to plan ahead and choose something new to do or something old to improve. But chances are it's nothing new. You've probably set a New Year's resolution before - and failed to keep it. Maybe...

How to Gift Shares for Christmas

How to Gift Shares for Christmas

Why not give shares for Christmas or birthday presents? They don't clutter or take up space, and it's the type of gift that keeps on giving. If you select shares in some good companies, they'll hopefully increase in value over time. But more importantly than that, you...

Your Quick Guide to Investing in IPOs

Your Quick Guide to Investing in IPOs

Investing in companies going public on the stock exchange can be very alluring. Many private investors dream about hitting the next jackpot, like Amazon, Microsoft, or Google. Did you know that if you had invested 18 USD in Amazon's initial public offering (IPO) in...

How to Reduce Taxes on Stocks

How to Reduce Taxes on Stocks

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,...

Three Ways Stocks Can Boost Your Career

Three Ways Stocks Can Boost Your Career

This blog is about investing in stocks so you become financially free. What does that really mean? Do you invest so that you can laze around on the couch all day and let other people do the work?  No, not at all. You can use stocks as a tool to get a better life with...

Warren Buffett’s Top Stock Picks

Warren Buffett’s Top Stock Picks

Buffett is all about buying stocks that are cheap and keeping them for the long haul. This investment strategy has made him one of the world's richest men.   What does his stock portfolio look like right now? The good news is that you can easily look that up on...

Top 20 Best Websites for Stock Research

Top 20 Best Websites for Stock Research

There are a lot of tools available for you as an investor, but it's easy to get lost on the internet. This list will help you cut to the chase and find the best sites quicker.  Here are the 20 best online tools and websites for value investors:  1. The Company's Own...

Five Signs of an Owner-Oriented Management

Five Signs of an Owner-Oriented Management

Good management can turn an ailing company into a great one, and bad management can ruin an otherwise good company. When you invest, it's important to evaluate the leadership. You want a CEO who thinks like an owner of the business. How do you find that? What should...

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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