Some cool financial concepts to ponder

Some cool financial concepts to ponder

Over the next few blog posts I’ll be sharing a couple of cool financial concepts, principles, rules and guidelines I came across during my research.  And as we dig deeper – on our journey to financial independence (fi) – more detailed concepts will be discussed. But a good start is Kristia van Heerden’s ( as discussed over at https://justonelap.com/podcast-five-concepts-will-make-rich/ ) 5 fundamental concepts that will make you rich.  Understanding these concepts at a fundamental level will really make you see how the…

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So where do I start? Do I need a plan?

So where do I start? Do I need a plan?

To get the ball rolling, one needs to have a plan.  You need to figure out what basic rules or changes you need to put in place to start your journey to financial independence (FI). First, let me explain what I mean when I say “financial independence“, or FI for short.  I don’t want to be rich, I don’t want to live in a big fancy house and drive a big fancy car.  What I’m really after is time.  Available…

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Hello world! So what’s this blog really about?

Hello world! So what’s this blog really about?

Hey there!  I’ve been pondering the following issue for a few years now: When  I first started my working career (about 20 years ago), I tried to do the responsible thing and immediately get a financial advisor to get me covered in terms of my retirement savings.  Clever hey?  Not so, I came to find out. You see, whenever you speak to your normal friendly neighbourhood financial advisor, they’ll get you to commit to a few things: Get yourself stuck…

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