Just Keep Buying (Book Review)

June 20, 2022 Kathrin

What makes the book stand out? Our readers won’t be surprised to learn that most of Nick’s work can be found in other books we’ve reviewed. In fact, parts of the book have been published on Nick’s own Of Dollars and Data blog.

But with this new compendium, Nick adds some fresh perspectives.

Most importantly, he organizes the essential knowledge into actionable steps and does it in a pleasant way.

Financial Jargon Explained By Kathrin

June 15, 2022 Kathrin

Personal finance can be confusing, especially if you’re new to it.

ETFs, Passive Investing, Permabears or FIRE – what do all the terms financial bloggers use actually mean?

When I first developed an interest in managing my own money, it took me several years to learn about the various concepts and strategies.

Now, I like to think I have a working knowledge of the most important terms.

My Baby Steps Into Crypto Through 3 Movies

May 31, 2022 Kathrin

I watched three films and read one blog post to find out what crypto is all about.

-But How Does Bitcoin Actually Work?
-Cryptopia – Bitcoin, Blockchains and the future of the internet
-Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King
-WTF is the Blockchain?

In today’s article, I’ll share my learning journey and discuss whether my perception of blockchain and cryptocurrencies has changed as I have learned more.

How I Lost Money in Real Estate Before it Was Fashionable (Book Review)

May 16, 2022 Kathrin

How I Lost Money in Real Estate Before it Was Fashionable by JL Collins tells the story of his disastrous condo purchase in the 1970s and 80s. The short book demonstrates how, contrary to popular opinion, real estate isn’t always an amazing investment and that potential homeowners should be critical before buying.

Invest Your Way to Financial Freedom (Book Review)

May 2, 2022 Kathrin

Great books on money management and financial freedom investing are hard to find, especially ones with no ulterior motive.

That’s why Invest Your Way to Financial Freedom by Ben Carlson and Robin Powell is an exciting addition to the European personal finance space.

Starting Your Journey to Financial Independence (Movie Trilogy)

May 1, 2022 Kathrin

Reading 300-page books about financial independence isn’t for everyone. But fortunately, there are countless documentaries and short films out there that aim to help you manage your money more effectively.

Today, we will have a closer look at three: Playing with FIRE, The Minimalists – Less is Now and Early Retirement in One Lesson.

Understand the Global Financial Crisis (Movie Trilogy)

April 27, 2022 Kathrin

The 2008 event still impacts all of us nowadays and has changed the world of banking forever.

For this reason, I’ve set out to watch a trilogy of movies covering this time period, in the hopes that they could help me understand why there was a crash, what happened, and what implications the downturn has for us today.

Today, I’ll share my experience of watching The Big Short, Inside Job, and Margin Call.

Raph will also add his perspective as someone who spent a few years on an ABS desk managing some of these Bonds.

Money Explained on Netflix (Series Review)

January 20, 2022 Kathrin

The five topics explored are “Get rich quick”-schemes, credit cards, student loans, gambling, and retirement.

There is a strong US focus, but many of these issues are applicable to people around the world, so the series could be worth watching regardless.

It focuses on explaining the issues and the history behind them as well as demonstrating what researchers and policymakers are doing to counteract them.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street (Book Review)

January 14, 2022 Kathrin

A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel is a bestselling personal finance book that takes the reader on a journey through financial history and teaches about past and present investment strategies.

It is extremely well-known and has been sold over 1.5 million times, earning its author great respect in the financial world.