8 alternative investments – no stocks, term deposits, index funds or bonds

Stocks, term deposits(CD’s in other countries), index funds and bonds are certainly some of the most popular investments. They offer a mix of fixed and variable income, and they allow you to diversify. They will usually be the bulk of your investments. However, there are many other options out there if you want to diversify […]

What is a stock market index and what do they do? An in-depth guide

Today’s post is a guest post written by my husband George at the beginning of the pandemic. It is a detailed and in-depth post explaining what a stock market index is and what they do. Although the market has fluctuated since then, the principles are solid. The post below is a great one if you […]

How to invest for your children

Last year my husband and I had our first son. Our much loved baby! As soon as he was born we started thinking about how we were going to invest for him. Our goal is for him to have a nest egg and provide him some security. We hope (and will do the work for […]

How to have fun tracking your financial independence

A few years ago when my husband and I first got into personal finance our investments were not substantial. We were playing with spreadsheets all the time and watching our portfolio (very slowly) grow, but our goal of financial independence still seemed super far away. Then one day my husband had an insight. Looking at […]

How to become an investor stay at home mum

Being a stay at home mum can be challenging at times. You love to be home with your children and be present for your family. But sometimes you want to be more mentally stimulated, think about grownup topics and make some money, even though you are not working right now. Can you relate to those […]

4 Factors to consider risk when choosing stocks

There are many aspects one should consider when choosing which stocks to buy. Some of those aspects are big picture things, like the economy, segment and politics. Others are very specific metrics such as EBITDA, P/E, EPS, ROE and CAGR. Regardless of which aspects you are considering, it’s important to look at them from a […]

4 Things to consider before buying stocks (NOT complicated metrics)

There are many aspects involved in analysing a company before buying stocks. Financial statements, different metrics, price, etc. It’s not easy to value a company with so many things to consider and deciding where to invest can feel like a gamble. Especially when you add emotion and the short-term decisions that tend to come with […]

The Dogs of the Dow Strategy

If you invest in stocks you know how fun it is to receive dividends. An amount of $ is paid into your bank account just for owning shares in a company. For me, they have certainly paid for all brokerage fees. Also, over time, the dividend payments might be higher than the amount you invested […]

The E-Myth – Key Takeaways for Small Business Owners

If you are a small business owner or are interested in investing in your business you have probably heard of the book “The E-Myth” by Michael E. Gerber. In his book Gerber describes why most small businesses fail and what to do about it. He offers great knowledge and insights about the reality of running […]