Behind the Great Firewall of China

great firewall of ChinaHello again! As I already mentioned I’m staying in China for a few weeks in order to celebrate the 2017 spring festival together with my wife’s family. In this post I will share some facts about my experience about being on the other side of the Great Firewall of China without a VPN.

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Happy Chinese New Year

year of chickenHello everyone! I’m writing today’s post from the beautiful and exciting China. I’m staying here in order to celebrate the Chinese New Year with my wife’s family. Even though I’ve been here a few times before, this is the first time I’m coming at this time of the year. I think it’s a great thing to see how different cultures celebrate, so needless to say I was really looking forward for this trip.

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The Biggest Dividend Investing Mistake

biggest dividend investing mistakeSo you have decided to invest in dividend paying stocks. Welcome to the club! 🙂 This form of investing can be very profitable on a long term. As I described in my post on “How to be a millionaire?“, the main principle is to continuously invest your savings and let time and compounding work for you. The idea is simple, nevertheless there are quite a few traps on the way. In this article I will explain the reason behind the biggest dividend investing mistake you can make.

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What is the Best Passive Investment Strategy?

best passive investment strategiesPassive investment is the most reliable way to grow your wealth if you do it smart. All you need is a plan, self discipline to stick to it and patience to wait for your investment fruit to ripen. In the following article I’m aiming to help those who do have the dedication to invest in their financial future, but hesitate where to start. Some people might find passive investment strategies boring, but if you do not wish to spend much more time on finances than 5 minutes per month, this might be the best option for you.

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The Inflation of Time

inflation of timeOne of my biggest regret is that I haven’t started investing (in a smart way) 10 years ago. Well, looking at those charts let’s say 8 instead of 10 🙂 Maybe I would write this post from a much warmer place then… I’m old enough to realize that I should have started it earlier, but young enough to remember what went on inside my head those times. In order to be a successful investor you need a few things: money, knowledge and time. Well, I was lacking a few of them…

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My 2016 Financial Overview

2016 financial overviewThat’s all Folks, 2016 is officially over! I am a bit sad as this was really a good year for me on all possible levels. If 2017 will be half this good, I would already consider myself as a happy man. This post will be a bit more detailed as the regular monthly overviews as it is not just month end, but also the end of Q4 (I review my dividend income on a quarterly basis) and the end of the year. Let’s see 2016 in numbers!

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Battle of Dividend Stocks 2017

Battle of dividend stocks 2017It is nearly 2017 and around this time of the year you can find a bunch of articles that all try to find out what will be the winning investment strategy for the new year. I also came across a lot of these that specifically deal with dividend paying companies. I always read these with great interest as all individual stocks in my Dirty Thirty Portfolio fall in this category. From this occasion I invite you for a game that will last throughout the year: The Battle of Dividend Stocks 2017!

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10 Financial Goals for 2017

Financial goals for 2017There are only a few days left from 2016. What a year it was! On a personal level most importantly my daughter was born. Then a few months later, inspired by many FIRE bloggers, the promise of financial independence, plus also by all the sleepless nights, so was this blog. I will always look back to this year with a happy nostalgia…

One of the things I really hate in the corporate world are the PBC (personal business commitment or pointless bullshit clause) and the year end performance reviews. Still I find it very important to set my own yearly goals. I’m sure I will be able to relate to it much more, furthermore by writing it down to a (small but growing) audience, I’m hoping it will serve as a symbolic boot that kicks my ass in the times when I really need it.  Let’s see my 2017 financial goals!

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