Invest Your Way to Financial Freedom (Book Review)

May 19, 2023 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.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street (Book Review)

May 18, 2023 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.

Money Explained on Netflix (Series Review)

May 17, 2023 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.

Understand the Global Financial Crisis (Movie Review)

May 17, 2023 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.

Investing Demystified (Video Series & Book Review)

May 16, 2023 Kathrin

Investing Demystified: How to Create the Best Investment Portfolio Whatever Your Risk Level by Lars Kroijer educates the general population on how to best invest.

The author is a former hedge fund manager, so he has spent years of his life analyzing the markets and learning about portfolio theory. As a result, the information in this 2017 guide is backed by the most current research into how markets work.

Kroijer pays special attention to making his concepts applicable for investors all over the world, and you can implement his rational portfolio no matter where you live.

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

May 11, 2023 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.

My Baby Steps Into Crypto (Movie Review)

May 11, 2023 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.

Starting Your Journey to Financial Independence (Movie Review)

May 11, 2023 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.

Your Money or Your Life (Book Review)

May 10, 2023 Kathrin

Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez is one of the oldest and most well-known books about financial independence. While it teaches you how to manage your money, it takes a much broader approach than many other personal finance guides.

In fact, the program created by the authors is designed to change almost every aspect of your life. Let’s have a look at whether this classic, first written in 1992 and updated in 2008, is still relevant for readers today.

Money – A User’s Guide (Book Review)

May 8, 2023 Kathrin

Money: A User’s Guide by Laura Whateley was published in 2018 and aims to educate young people between the ages of 18 and 40 about how to best handle their money.

It provides a good basic overview, the book is not focused on financial independence or investing to create an income.