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FI, Belgium, options, ETF
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Part of a divorce is finding out what to to with the family home. We have found a solution for that. And it is not the most financial optimised solution. That is my lessons learned: there are limits to making rational, spreadsheet based decisions. How about following your feelings? The background My ex and I … More My new home… ...
Posted: Oct 30 2018 @ 10:57 AM
Yes, I am in the middle of a divorce. And that s#cks. On all levels and deeper than I thought it would. When you make your FIRE plan, you pay yourself first, you plan for the sequence of return risk, you read about the 4pct rule and all other math driven aspects. We were aligned … More When a divorce ruins your FIRE plan ...
Posted: Oct 16 2018 @ 11:32 AM
It has been a while! That is an understatement. I refuse to count the weeks and months that I did not blog. There are many reason why that did not happen. Today I will focus on one: boredom. I am not saying that blogging is boring or that FIRE is boring. On the contrary, it … More Where are you…? ...
Posted: Oct 01 2018 @ 4:31 PM
March is over. Time for a report on the option trading. Still sweating out an over sized postion that goes against me. Option Income – 134,41€ Well, that is only 25 pct of what a regular month should look like…! This is due to 2 factors 1- an oversized elephant in my portfolio tat blocks … More Option Income – March 2018 ...
Posted: Apr 03 2018 @ 7:32 AM
Inspired by Geldnerd and Meneer and Mevrouw, I share with you my housing story. There are some ggod lessons in here, and I want to document these for my kids and interested people. I hope you can avoid my mistakes My story of housing is one in phases. Let me start with the time where … More My Housing Story ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 2:49 AM
Our health is very precious to us. At the same time, our health is so vulnerable and for a big part out of our control. How do you deal with that liability' Well, I am willing to pay now to have access in the future to health insurance Background Both my wife and I are … More Would you pay now for a future health insurance' ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 2:24 AM
Every month I publish my option trading results and thoughts. This obliges me to reflect on the past month, my strategy and my risk tolerance. I hope it also allows others to learn from what I do and from the good and bad ideas that I have. And February has a lot of lessons. February … More Option Income – Feb 2018 – ai caramba ...
Posted: Mar 04 2018 @ 6:14 AM
The last weekend of February, a group of FIRE enthousiast met in Leuven for a weekend of FIRE fun and discussions. Who says Leuven, also says beer, so a bar was part of the plan. As always, these meetups are a great opportunity to meet like minded people, to discuss FIRE principles, issues, challenges or … More Leuven Meetup – Thx for the great weekend ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 2:55 AM
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


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