Category: Life

passion of early retirement

The passion of Early Retirement

I was reading an article on Marketwatch this morning. It was a reprint of a blog post by Steve from ThinkSaveRetire on debunking the popular myths about early retirement. Steve and his wife retired when they were 35 years old and haven’t looked back since. They get by on $30.000-$35.000/year, travel the US and, given ...

The New Normal

This year, already mid-way through, has turned out to be something for the record books for Europe. I wonder how we will look back at 2016 a few years from now? Is this the start of the “new normal” or is this a outlier is the steady march forward? Let’s consider some of the events ...

Is France burning?

  You’d probably answer yes, if you’ve been looking at the news or following events in France over the last few months, but is it really the case? At the moment France is burning. That’s how the media are largely portraying things. Some gas stations are running low or went empty for a few days. It ...

Early retirement

    I hesitated for a week before finally posting this. Is it normal for a blog on the musings of a CFO to include a section on retiring early? The more I thought about it the more I concluded that it was normal. I’m a financial manager of my company and so why shouldn’t ...

Long Term Planning

So it is also that time of the year again. That time we dust off last year’s long term plan, update it with the current year forecast and then reconsider where the hell it is we are going as a company. As the CFO it is me and my team who lead and coordinate the ...