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The Fire Viking
Early Retirement
FIRE, Financialfreedom, Investments, Stockmarket, Dividends, Frugality, Financial Independence, Independence, Funds, Financial Independence Early Retirement
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Stockholm, Sweden
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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The origin of the word Viking is not, as we may think, one of pale, blonde pirates with big swords who killed his/her way across the continent. Back during what we (in Scandi)  refer to as the “viking age”, -c 700 A.D until 1100 A.D, the word Viking was used as a verb to describe … Continue reading "What does it mean to “go viking”?" The post What does it mean ...
Posted: Jan 07 2018 @ 6:02 PM
Heading off for the weekend with Mr Viking. We have to leave Darwin behind as we can’t bring him with us on the plane. Some people have wondered how it works from  FIRE perspective having to take care of a dog with all its additional costs. We have been quite fortunate in that matter as … Continue reading "Out" The post Out appeared first on The Fire Viking. ...
Posted: Jan 05 2018 @ 8:03 AM
This post is about the cryptocurrency flu that seems to have caught up the whole world for the past year. I previously wrote about it being strange that bitcoin rushed completely off the charts while Etherium did not show the same progress. Little did I know Etherium was just a slow starter. It is now … Continue reading "Re my post about Etherium and cryptocurrencies" The post Re my post about ...
Posted: Jan 04 2018 @ 8:34 AM
The next financial crisis The markets have been on an incredible high pretty much ever since the financial crisis in 09.  Around 2014 I started feeling a bit itchy, – everything is going too well. I have since become more and more convinced that the next financial crisis is just around the corner. This is … Continue reading "Why 2018 will be the year of the next financial crisis" The post ...
Posted: Jan 03 2018 @ 7:00 AM
A little over a month a go I set out some blog goals (over a 1000 views for example) that I wanted to achieve. See below how I did and which ones I managed to reach   The goals (above) was the following: Blog Views: 1000 Twitter followers: 100 Instagram Followers: 100   The result? … Continue reading "Did I reach my blog goals?" The post Did I reach my blog ...
Posted: Jan 02 2018 @ 2:53 PM
… went completely MIA for about a month. Sincerest apologies guys, there was and still is a reason for this but I can’t disclose it just yet for personal reasons. Nonetheless, I am back with full force and should be blogging on as before. Kudos to those of you who has been checking in despite … Continue reading "I just did the number one thing a blogger should not do" The ...
Posted: Jan 02 2018 @ 12:26 PM
Apologies for MIA in the past few days. I must admit that, as any bad habit, once you start filling your calendar with other things and the blogging time slowly gets pushed until later and later in the evening until the inevitable “i’ll just do it tomorrow instead” which then turns into a slowly instantiated … Continue reading "Why not Ethereum?" The post Why not Ethereum? appeared first on The Fire ...
Posted: Dec 06 2017 @ 6:44 PM
Mr Viking and I have had a tendency to head off to the most exotic location we can think of during the holidays. This tended to cost a lot of money, as you may understand and doesn’t rhyme well with our 7 year goal to Financial Independence.  This year we have worked out a strategy … Continue reading "The Holidays are coming up: 3 steps to save money during this ...
Posted: Dec 02 2017 @ 11:51 AM
Today is one of those days where you get home, throw yourself on the couch and are unable to move from there the rest of the evening. Over and out. The post Couch mania appeared first on The Fire Viking. ...
Posted: Dec 01 2017 @ 7:07 PM
Stocks or funds? In this post I’ll talk about my self-professed finance-nerdiness, and why I prefer branch specific index funds over stocks. I have to admit, I am a huge finance junkie. The same way some people go in and check facebook or instagram multiple (I really don’t want to give an estimate here for … Continue reading "Stocks or funds?" The post Stocks or funds? appeared first on The Fire ...
Posted: Nov 30 2017 @ 5:12 PM


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