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FI, Belgium, options, ETF
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A few meetups ago, it became clear to me that the end goal of the whole FIRE journey is not hitting a well calculated number. The whole point of the journey is to discover yourself  and design a life that is perfect for you and your family. In essence, it comes down to writing an … More How to invest your time wisely ...
Posted: Feb 19 2018 @ 2:53 AM
The past 2 years of my active options writing have been very interesting and reasonably profitable. In many monthly posts, I have asked myself the question how long it would last and what would happen when there is a correction. This is no longer a hypothetical question… With the events of the last week, the … More When options hurt you ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 9:14 AM
Options always work for you. The goal is that they work hard and reach 0 by expiration. At least, that is what my strategy of option writing is about.  January was a normal month. The last days were difficult and early February is bad… Option income – 648,34€ With the experience and stats of 2017, … More First month of 2018 Option income ...
Posted: Feb 04 2018 @ 3:42 PM
With 2017 behind us, it is time to look back and review what trading option thought me. I now trade options for 2,5 years and really geared up early 2017. Let’s start! First, let us look at the december results Option Income – 551,09€ In December, I realised in total 551,09€ euro of profit. This … More 2017 option trading review – we continue in 2018 ...
Posted: Jan 15 2018 @ 7:03 AM
Meeting likeminded FIRE people is always great fun. That is why Mr Cheesy Finance and I setup up another meetup.  This time, we aim for a 2 day meetup in Leuven.  Mark your calendars for the weekend of February 24 and 25, 2018. We will be meeting up in the beautiful city of Leuven in Belgium. You can join us one or … More BENL meetup – Leuven ...
Posted: Jan 14 2018 @ 8:15 AM
From an investing point, November was as it should be: boring ETFs and fun with options. That part of the system works well! Option Income – 736,55€ November has been a regular month for my option trading. No new high, just in the usual range of my income.   The income comes from 17 different … More November Passive Income // Where is the FIRE spirit ...
Posted: Dec 03 2017 @ 3:57 PM
As my regular investing in ETFs is boring as hell, I have introduced play money to add sparks to my portfolio. It has gotten a little out of hand and developed into a serious income stream. Finance Avenue On November 18, The financial newspaper organise a free event called Finance Avenue. It takes place in … More October Passive Income // Finance avenue ...
Posted: Nov 02 2017 @ 11:31 AM
2 months ago, I decided to start again with our monthly investing. I am convinced that investing each month your salary surplus is the best way for the long term. And I have to admit: it is easier than it sounds. Our emotions screw up the plan easily! Why this post' Now that the markets … More Monthly investing in ETFs ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 12:10 AM
As soon as I am passionate about something, be it FIRE, a hobby, a holiday, I want to speak to many many people about it. And that is all wrong… Not everybody is in the same situation as me. Not everybody is able to save up to 50 pct of the income. Or not everybody … More Speaking FIRE to others is a challenge ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 9:58 AM
Last Monday was great! I had a day off and got to experience what FIRE could be like. It is sweet. I took a day off and volunteered to teach some basic programming and hardware assembly to kids aged 11-12. It is inspiring to see these young kids and how they are interested in technology … More Tasting Fire // Being absent from the blogs ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 10:52 AM


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