It was a rather successful Eindhoven BENL Meetup, if I may say so myself. We had a total of 38 people (and one little person) join last Saturday to talk money and FIRE for the day. As with every event we have organized in the past, we walk away with lots of things to discuss and review. So many new ideas!
Eindhoven BENL Meetup
The group that met was quite diverse (as per usual), both in terms of bloggers and non-bloggers. Some people are FIRE already, other have no desire to become FIRE at all. This makes for great discussions and the ability to explore other viewpoints. We really enjoy this part of the event; random discussions with complete (internet) strangers and new friends.
That being said, we always try to make a program that is diverse in nature. However, due to time restrictions and the difficulty of finding presenters, this is always a challenge. The event in Eindhoven was this time geared towards the investing side of things with presentations on Cryctocurrencies and investing in Holdings (I’m in the process to see if we can make guest posts about the two presentations).
They also presented and provided information about a European FIRE event that they organize: FIWE. The next one is schedule for the summary of 2018. For more details, see the FIWE link above.
Obviously some of the bloggers make a short write up of these meetups, below is a summary of a few of them (mainly in Dutch!) from the Eindhoven edition last weekend:
Of course we are going to continue with organizing these events. It is very rewarding and fun. The next event will likely be in February or March of 2018 in Leuven, Belgium. Those that attended the last few events will get an invite to propose their favorite days, from which we will select the final date (or dates, if we make this a weekend long event).
We are obviously already looking for new presentations and discussion topics. Some already proposed include:
- Preferred Shares
- The ethics of investing
- Investment loans
- Estate planning and inheritance
- Financial Planners, are they worth a visit?
If you have a topic you are interested in, please let us know. If you want to present a topic yourself, you are encouraged to let us know too.
Amber Tree Leaves and us will keep you posted on the developments for the 5th BENL meetup.