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Buying a House Conundrum – Part 2

I am back from my travels and as always it is crazy to catch up. There’s a lot of nice projects taking place at work and some potential opportunities which is great, in the currently not so fast South African… Continue Reading

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Random Thoughts: Work & Travel

Next week I am travelling for work which means activity on the blog might be non-existent. Since I moved jobs a year ago to a local company international travel has not really been a consideration for work (excluding Southern Africa).… Continue Reading

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Your Finances in the Next Market Downturn

The S&P 500 has hit a couple of new all-time highs in the past week. Investors has been praising the market as everyone is happy to see the returns and growth (except the perma-bears). My portfolio has performed excellently during… Continue Reading

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The Phenomenon and Sad Reality of Payday Weekend

Payday, a day many people wait for and get excited about. You just have to listen to the talk and jokes around the corridors. There are few things financially as gratifying as generating cashflow, in your personal capacity or in… Continue Reading

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Financial & Location Independence

Globalisation is a reality and is still increasing after growing exponentially at the end of the 20th century. With no world wars and many established trade agreements it is easier than ever to economically, culturally and politically globalise. This rhetoric… Continue Reading

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Will it Become Easier to Achieve FI?

The FI/RE (financial independence/retire early) community is generally seen as conservative in their spending habits. General rules include not spending on stuff but rather on experiences. Procure productive assets which will work for you in the future. As well as… Continue Reading

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Rhythm

To quote the Gorillaz: “Rhythm, you have it or you don’t, that’s a fallacy”. I believe everyone wants a bit of rhythm in their lives, like a golden thread that is established from your personal first principles. Some people want… Continue Reading

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Investing is like sending your kids off to go study

Investing has been compared to many things. Like alpine hiking, or buying clothes, or even dating and the phases that can follow from it. It is easy to create an analogy of how investing is experienced in practice. It can… Continue Reading