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The Poor Swiss
General Finance
Budgeting, Investing, Early Retirement, Frugality
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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Many people do not realize this, but it is actually not free to work. You are probably spending more than you think to work and earn an income. This may sound counter-intuitive. But many people are spending a lot on their work without realizing. Of course, you should still earn more from your work than … Continue reading "How much do you spend to work?" The post How much do you ...
Posted: Jan 22 2019 @ 10:37 AM
Now that the year is over, it is time for me to set new goals for the year 2019. Last year, I started setting goals for myself. I really liked this experience. So, I am going to do the same once again with my 2019 Goals. In 2018, I have been able to reach most … Continue reading "My 2019 Goals – More ambitious and original" The post My 2019 Goals ...
Posted: Jan 17 2019 @ 11:22 AM
Some good news has just arrived for Revolut! Recently, I saw by luck that there was a Swiss IBAN available when adding money to the application. This is really great since that was missing from the start on the Revolut account. And probably even bigger news for Revolut: they got a European Specialised Bank License! … Continue reading "Good New for Revolut: Swiss IBAN and banking license" The post Good New ...
Posted: Jan 15 2019 @ 10:52 AM
Now that 2018 is finished, it is time to review my 2018 goals. At the beginning of 2018, I set myself several goals in several different categories that I wanted to achieve during the year. All over the year, I have tracked my goals in each of my monthly updates. Some of the goals went … Continue reading "2018 Goals Review – Too easy!" The post 2018 Goals Review – Too ...
Posted: Jan 10 2019 @ 10:10 AM
Since the beginning of the year, I cannot buy Exchanged Traded Funds (ETFs) domiciled in the United States from my broker, DEGIRO. Since my current portfolio is mostly invested in Vanguard Total World (VT), this is a big problem for me. I can now only sell these ETFs, not buy them anymore. That means that … Continue reading "Swiss investors will lose access to US-domiciled ETFs" The post Swiss investors will ...
Posted: Jan 08 2019 @ 10:31 AM
We have already discussed on this blog how to invest in real estate. But I have not really covered the reasons to invest in Real Estate in the first place. These reasons may make you want (or not) to invest in Real Estate. This is something I am still wondering whether I should invest in … Continue reading "6 Different Reasons to invest in Real Estate" The post 6 Different Reasons ...
Posted: Jan 03 2019 @ 10:27 AM
I cannot believe it is already the end of the year! This month went by so fast. And this year also crazy fast. It is already the end of December 2018. So, it is time for another monthly update! This month was pretty calm. We did not do many things and not really substantial happened … Continue reading "December 2018 – It went by so fast!" The post December 2018 – ...
Posted: Jan 01 2019 @ 11:04 AM
Merry Christmas to you all! At first, I wanted to publish a regular post for Christmas. But I figured that people do not want to read more than one thousand words on Christmas. So this post is just here to wish all of you a Merry Christmas! I cannot believe that December went by so … Continue reading "Merry Christmas" The post Merry Christmas appeared first on The Poor Swiss. ...
Posted: Dec 24 2018 @ 10:36 AM
There are two main ways to reach Financial Independence (FI) faster. Either you reduce your expenses or you grow your income. We have already seen that you should do both if you want to reach FI faster. Most people are quickly reaching some limits when trying to reduce their expenses. On the other hand, growing your … Continue reading "6 different ways to grow your income" The post 6 different ways to ...
Posted: Dec 21 2018 @ 10:02 AM
There are many people who do not know what they will do in retirement. If you are serious about reaching financial independence and retire early, you should already know what you would do in retirement. You will have a lot of time on your hands. I already know that there are a lot of things … Continue reading "What would I do if I retired?" The post What would I do ...
Posted: Dec 19 2018 @ 9:58 AM


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