Trillions – The People Behind Your ETFs (Book Review)

July 11, 2022 Raph Antoine

The picture from the 5th Solvay Conference held in Brussels in 1927, is probably the finest collection of human brain power in the history of mankind. 17 of the 29 attendees, including Einstein and Curie, were or would go on to become Nobel Laureates. Unfortunately, the world of Finance lacks these selfless figures. Except that the 1970s saw the advent of the low-cost Index Fund.

Do I Need A Credit Card in Europe and the UK?

June 26, 2022 Team Bankeronwheels

If you were to believe everything that the folks in the personal finance industry say, using credit cards is pretty much a no-brainer. After all, you get free money for a month. But most of the advice given is US-centric. Does the same advice also apply to European residents?

What Is The Bogle Effect? (Book Review)

June 23, 2022 Raph Antoine

There are a lot of misconceptions about Bogle, especially amongst his fans and the Bogleheads community.

Eric’s book is not a biography of John Bogle in the conventional sense nor is it an introduction to his claim to fame, that is, index investing.

Instead, the book may be characterized as an attempt to chart the impact the Bogle on the history of the mutual fund industry.

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.