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How To Sleep Better: A Self-Experiment

Ever wake up in the morning and feel like death warmed up? Or wake up and realize that you spent half of the night tossing and turning? I certainly am not a stranger to these situation, so I set out to understand how to sleep better. Sleep is an interesting topic and different people have different philosophies. I remember sitting at a dinner invitation with… Read More »How To Sleep Better: A Self-Experiment

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Why We Sleep: Book Review

We spend nearly a third of our life asleep. Why? The book “Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker answers this question and many more surrounding the topic of sleep. Originally, I decided to read this book due to a conversation I had with a friend of mine who works in management consulting. During one of their trainings they had a workshop with a life coach… Read More »Why We Sleep: Book Review

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Introduction to Debt: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

“I will never borrow money from someone else. I just hate that feeling”. Dealing with debt is always a big struggle and evokes many different, mostly negative emotions. Here is an explanation of whether these emotions are justified, here is an introduction to debt. Everyone has heard of a story where someone’s financial life completely derailed and they were stuck neck-deep in debt, with no… Read More »Introduction to Debt: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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Investing and Playing Dead: An Analysis of Historical Market Recoveries and Doing Nothing

What should you do during a market crash with your investments? This is a very common question that comes up around the world whenever the markets show a significant drop. So-called finance experts love this time, because they get a lot of facetime on TV and give a ton of different advice. Here is an analysis of historical market recoveries for major market crashes. The… Read More »Investing and Playing Dead: An Analysis of Historical Market Recoveries and Doing Nothing

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How Important Is Your Starting Salary?

Don’t you hate the feeling when you know your colleague is earning more than you? Especially when you know that you work harder and better than they do? Well, often there is one simple reason why: Your Starting Salary. The general advice parents and teachers give their children is: work hard, show that you are valuable and you will be rewarded. If you translate this… Read More »How Important Is Your Starting Salary?

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Do You Want To Be Happy? – Five TED Talks on Happiness With Actionable Advice

Let me get this out there: I want to be happy! And so do you! I do not know a single person who is not looking for happiness in one way or another. And to be honest, not many people seem happy. Most of my friends and colleagues spend a large amount of their day complaining about their parents, partner, work-colleagues or boss. I am… Read More »Do You Want To Be Happy? – Five TED Talks on Happiness With Actionable Advice

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Swiss Social Security System: An Intro

Have you ever wondered what those deductions are on your pay-slip? Have you ever wondered what would happen to you financially if you had an accident and were not able to work anymore? Or who is going to pay your bills when you retire? The Swiss social security system or is here to answer those questions. Switzerland has a complex system in place with many… Read More »Swiss Social Security System: An Intro

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Milestones of FI

I love targets! Tell me how to do something and I will fulfill my job to the level you expect. Tell me what to reach without telling me how and I will blow your mind. Well, at least that is how I perceive myself and this is why I set out to find my perfect milestones of FI. It motivates me to find ways to… Read More »Milestones of FI

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Titans of FIRE: Mr Money Mustache – The Guy Who Started a Movement

Who started the whole Financial Independence / Retire Early movement? Who was the first person to really break down this concept in an easy and understandable way? Introducing: Mr Money Mustache. In the series “Titans of FIRE” we highlight the stories people in the FIRE community which have had a huge impact on the community. We will cover their stories, their contributions and our favorite… Read More »Titans of FIRE: Mr Money Mustache – The Guy Who Started a Movement