Category: Making Money

Tips and articles on how to make more money and build real long-term wealth and Financial independence.

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Are you Rich?

Are you rich? “Am I Rich?” Have you asked yourself this question before? I imagine if you’re reading my blog then the idea has come to your mind. Rich in terms of salary, rich in terms of net wealth, rich relative to some benchmark, rich in absolute terms. Maybe being rich may have nothing to ...

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Private Banking : is it worth it ?

Is private banking worth it ? What does this service bring you as a benefit, what are the costs ? Should you rather just be your own banker ? I’m sure your questions could go on and on. You probably know that it is a fairly secluded world, usually reserved for the ultra high net worth individuals (wealth in excess of ...

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10 reasons why Contemporary Art can be a good investment

Research by Korteweg and Kräussl from Stanford University, (https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/research-art-good-investment) using the BASI (Blouin Art Sales Index), showed investment in Art delivered an annual return, as an asset class, over 1972 to 2010 of 6.5%. According to Artprice.com, art auction turnover increased by above 5% in 2017 compared with 2016 and Deloitte’s Art & Finance Report ...

5 ways to get rich that anyone can follow

The road to riches is one that is well trodden, but also one that is different for everyone. No one road gets you to the prize, but there are several well followed rules or principles that anyone can follow. Here are my top 5 ways to get rich. If you follow them, then the probability ...

The basic rules to follow to financial independence and early retirement

I don’t know why – maybe it is changing jobs recently or maybe it is the fact of getting older that this subject of financial independence and / or early retirement (from the corporate world) has been something I’ve really been thinking about a lot lately. I did write an article about early retirement a ...

Stretching your way to Wealth

When you’re sitting in front of a computer for most of the day, interspersed with meetings with your direct reports, maybe a stop-by from your boss, multiple telephone conference calls, a quick lunch outside or in the canteen or at your desk, you might be advancing your career and probably your wealth, but what’s it ...

Financial Independence … how to get ahead of it?

  I think I’m probably spitting out more articles this past month than I have in the last year. Why this sudden blogging interest? Especially curious since my readership is only about 500 views a month (on a great month). Call it an experiment to see if by writing and sharing more, readership will go ...

FIRE: Elite vs reasonable budget – how much is too much when you want to retire early?

So as I’ve been pondering the early retirement theory FIRE (Financial Independence Early Retirement): save like an obsessed person every month, put a big balance (enough of a balance) away into investments and then retire from a 9 to 5 existence when your income from your investments covers your living expenses. It’s a real thing. ...

Portfolio diversification – is it worth it?

This is a question that I often get asked. Being a CFO people just expect me to know about things like the stock market and investing. That turns out to be true as I mastered in finance at University and have the CFA charter as well. At one point in my life I wanted to ...

Alternative investments : The furnished rental property

  Are leveraged investments a good or a bad thing ? I think a bad investment is anything you don’t fully understand and anything you don’t have control of. When I say control of, I don’t mean direct control as one never has control of the companies you buy stock in, but you control the buying ...