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Ten Things Rich People Teach Their Kids About Money

Ten Things Rich People Teach Their Kids About Money

You're shopping for groceries when your kid begs you to buy a toy that he or she has spotted while you were walking around looking for organic oatmeal. The kid says in a whiny voice: "But all my best friends have it." Or. "But you NEVER buy me anything!" What do you...

Five Ways to Make Investing More Fun

Five Ways to Make Investing More Fun

Some people find any dealings with their finances as tiring as flossing their teeth. It's not exactly what they look forward to doing on a Friday night after the kids have fallen asleep. Other people enjoy looking up stock symbols and researching companies, and they...

Seven Mindset Hacks Rich People Use

Seven Mindset Hacks Rich People Use

Becoming wealthy has a lot to do with your mindset. The way you think about money really determines how much of it you make, keep and make productive. If you see abundance, freedom and unlimited opportunities, you've set the path towards wealth. But if you see...

Five Signs That it’s Time to Leave Your Job

Five Signs That it’s Time to Leave Your Job

You're back from the summer vacation, and you get the Monday Blues. Maybe you ask yourself if it's time to leave your job. You ask yourself if you want to continue doing what you did before the holidays. Its normal to struggle a bit with adjusting to the indoor office...

Five Things to Do to Plan for Losing Your Job

Five Things to Do to Plan for Losing Your Job

I've been there. I was fired on maternity leave a few years ago. I never thought that would happen to me. But it did.  Job security is not what it used to be. Most of us will experience getting fired at least once in our lifetime.  That's why you should plan for it....

The 7 Money Lessons Most People Learn too Late in Life

The 7 Money Lessons Most People Learn too Late in Life

I have spent most of my life studying, dealing with and writing about money, but my kids' experiences are limited to playing shop keepers in a sandpit. Their financial future is already unfolding as I am investing for them, but one day they will have to manage their...

How to Stomach the Volatility in the Stock Market

How to Stomach the Volatility in the Stock Market

To be a successful investor you have to avoid the natural human instinct to follow the herd. When the stock market goes down, your natural tendency is going to be to want to sell, and when the stock market is going up, your natural tendency is going to be to want to...

What Guy Spier Can Teach You About Life And Investing

What Guy Spier Can Teach You About Life And Investing

He began his career as a Gordon Gekko wannabe, but changed his mind and his life and became a value investor who models Warren Buffett. Guy Spier wrote the book The Education of a Value Investor about the journey he went through as a human being and as an investor....

Eight Simple Investing Rules from Guy Spier

Eight Simple Investing Rules from Guy Spier

Before pilots take off, they have procedures, rules and check lists that they follow in order to make sure that the flight is safe and smooth. Have you ever considered adopting rules and check lists for your investing practice? I suggest you do, and you don't have to...

Five Investing Reads for a Stormy Summer Stock Market

Five Investing Reads for a Stormy Summer Stock Market

Summer is here and so are - hopefully - lazy days with relaxation and more time to read. But is the stock market going on vacation, or will the current turbulence continue over the summer? What can you read to gain more faith and learn more about the mechanisms at...

How to Overcome the Fear of Stock Investing

How to Overcome the Fear of Stock Investing

Being careful is important... but never getting started is a tragedy. If you are letting fear of losing money keep you from investing at all, you need to read this blog post. You should know that investing can trigger many strong emotional responses like fear, greed,...

Which Level of Stock Mastery Are You at?

Which Level of Stock Mastery Are You at?

Not so long ago, I went to have dinner with some of my friends. One of them asked me how I was doing, and for a while the topic fell on stock investing - because that's what I do. The way my friends reacted reminds me of the four levels of mastery. To master something...

Your Guide to Handling Money Issues with Friends

Your Guide to Handling Money Issues with Friends

Some years ago I lent a friend money to buy her family tickets to the circus, and just today, it popped into my mind that she never repaid me. Any problem with that? Well, yes. I lent her the money more than 20 years ago. The money is gone. But it still pops up...

How to Avoid the Top Seven Beginner Investing Mistakes

How to Avoid the Top Seven Beginner Investing Mistakes

 A lot of new investors are entering the stock market these days. They are pushed by negative interest rates and lured by the success others have had in a very long bull market.  But with market volatility running high, these are uncertain times to be a newbie in the...

Five Signs That we are Entering a Global Recession

Five Signs That we are Entering a Global Recession

We are in the middle of a global pandemic and many countries are still in a tight lockdown. Yet, stocks are still historically expensive. Does that make sense?    If you ask me, it doesn't. Some experts try to explain the market's happy-go-lucky mood with some lengthy...

Three Steps to Calming Your Itchy Trigger Finger

Three Steps to Calming Your Itchy Trigger Finger

When stocks are volatile, you might develop an itchy trigger finger. You might even have that finger control your stock purchases more than you do. It's not uncommon for people to buy and sell spontaneously as stocks move up and down. The danger here is that you'll...

How to Make Saving Fun

How to Make Saving Fun

Without savings there is no investing. Savings are where your journey towards financial freedom begins. Some people are natural born savers, and others find it excruciating. Which type are you? I think I am a little bit of both. As a child, I enjoyed counting my coins...

How to Make Decisions in Life and Investing

How to Make Decisions in Life and Investing

How many decisions do you make every single day? Decisions like which socks to wear with your outfit, which jam to put on your morning toast, which route to take to work, which calls to make at the office, which emails to answer (and which to ignore), what to prepare...

Why You Have to Begin Investing Now

Why You Have to Begin Investing Now

  "Money loves speed," she used to say. She was my coach and I was contemplating which name to use for my website. When I asked her a question, I could feel her voice go flat. She would say: "Just get on with it. Remember. Time is money." The question I would ask...

How to Invest During a Crisis

How to Invest During a Crisis

It's a dilemma. It's one of the best times to invest, but also daunting. Some wonderful companies are on sale on the stock market right now for less than they are really worth, and you can get a high return on your money if you invest it wisely. However shops,...

Three Reasons to Invest Even if You Have Debt

Three Reasons to Invest Even if You Have Debt

Should you pay off all your debt, before you begin to invest in stocks?  This questions pops up often, and the answer depends on your situation. If you have a lot of debt, and if it's very expensive debt like credit card debt, then the answer is no. Pay your debt...

How to Become Financially Independent

How to Become Financially Independent

The recipe for creating true freedom in your life is simple. The first step is to make sure that your expenses are lower than your income. You can either adjust your expenses or increase your income. Then you can invest the difference in assets.  What are assets? An...

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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