The FIRE Barn

Meneer (Mr.) from the blog of www.meneerenmevrouw.com dropped me an email this weekend. He had read our 5-year plan and commented on the fun fact that he and the Mrs. had been considering some of the same ideas. What ideas[…]

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Blog Traffic Update

I’ve been trying to understand website traffic as various blog traffic reports show different numbers. The following post was rather enlightening to be honest: https://www.devonwebdesigners.com/2567/awstats-vs-webalizer-vs-google-analytics/ A short summary of this post: Webalizer is way over estimating your traffic – it measures[…]

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The 5-year plan

During our Holiday in Belgium, we had a fair number of discussions about what we want to do in the coming years. As mentioned before, we differ greatly in the way we think about the future. A compromise is essential[…]

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Holiday

Holiday When you read this we will be on holidays in the southern part of the Netherlands/northern part of Belgium. After working hard on the house replacing windows and installing mechanical ventilation in the rental unit, we are ready to[…]

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Ethics of Investments - Cigarettes

Frugal Funeral

No, don’t worry, we have no plans for a frugal funeral any time soon. Nor do we anticipate to have one in the near future for ourselves (and hopefully also not for our family and/or friends). On the contrary, we[…]

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Blog Income

Triggered by an absolutely brilliant post by OurNextLife, we want to talk about our blog income (or lack thereof, actually). The post by ONL is about the income that some big-name financial blogger are generating with their site. ONL states[…]

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Investment Index

Most (if not all) of you are familiar with the Savings Rate (check the link for more details). It is simply put the ratio between your savings (defined as income minus expenses) and income. It’s a great tool to give[…]

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Exit strategy

Do you have an exit strategy? This was the question that Mrs. CF asked Mr. CF a couple of months ago during a conversation on investments. I was looking at her and glazed over a bit. A what? Was my[…]

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Storm Damage

Insurance products can be a great thing. Especially when mother nature decides to cause storm damage to your house 🙁 Winter Storm Last Thursday we had a winter storm in the Netherlands (and other parts of western Europe). It was[…]

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