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147 - How to give effectively | Luke Freeman & Rebecca Herbst
Today Mathias talks with Luke and Rebecca about donating and philanthropy. Luke works for the organisation Giving What we Can” and Rebecca is already retired from her corporate career at WeWork and other companies. She is now teaching people part time about personal finance at Yield and Spread.
Interestingly Rebecca is now giving what she earns in her side business to people in need. Today we want to find out why. Once you achieve a certain wealth, people often experience a strong desire to help others in need. Of course many of you are also giving before hitting that milestone right in your accumulation phase. Especially these days where millions are fleeing from war even in middle Europe. Something we really could not imagine some time ago.
We already talked with Sebastian in episode 36 about effective altruism and want to extend the topic even further.
So today: You’ll learn about the motivation behind giving, how to screen for most effective projects, the history and evolution of philanthropy and how Europe and the US are different in here.
Don’t forget to apply for the FI Europe Retreat starting may where you can meet 25 ambitious and relaxed FI Europeans at the pool in the middle of the Spanish mountains.
We talk about
- Motivation behind giving
- History of philanthropy in US and EU
- How Giving What We Can works
- How Rebacca has retired and donates
🤓 Full show notes and mentioned links on our website: http://bit.ly/fieurope147 🏄♀️
146 - Holding Crypto Securely | Nick Neumann
Hi FI Europeans,
this is Mathias. In this episode I speak with Nick Neumann. He is the CEO of Casa a Startup from Denver in the US.
today talk about the different security aspects of holding crypto and here especially Bitcoin as one of the more conservative plays in that field.
The one important question you have to ask yourself when holding crypto is. Whom do you trust more: yourself or an exchange.
So in the past your choice has been storing crypto on a hardware wallet and potentially losing the device or the password. Or you could have kept your holdings on an Exchange like Binance or Coinbase where you do not control the cryptographic key to the wallet.
Casa is helping to make hardware wallets and self custody more resistant to human failure improving user friendliness and resilience.
And by that it’s making crypto available for a broader audience and driving the evolution of the current wave of new financial services. 🤓 Full show notes and mentioned links on our website: http://bit.ly/fieurope146 🏄♀️
145 - How a Croatian Basketball Player Transitions to IT in Sweden Toni Vitali
Hi Fi Europeans,
this is Mathias and today I talk with Toni Vitali. He is a member of our community and a professional Basketball Player transitioning to his post-sports profession.
He was growing up in Croatia and recently moved to sweden. He is also blogging about Financial Independence towards his audience in croatia.
So I’m pretty curious how these sports careers work, what people in Croatia think about financial independence and money in general and what his approach to build wealth is.
I also was slightly surprised when we talked about taxes in Croatia and Sweden. I hope you like this episode after a little break here with the Podcast in the last couple of months. 🤓 Full show notes and mentioned links on our website: http://bit.ly/fieurope145 🏄♀️
Information about the FI Europe Retreat 2022: 🏖️ https://bit.ly/fieuretreat22
144 - Bitcoin basics 2: Bitcoin basics and tools to get started | David
Today in the second part we cover the basics of Bitcoin. Still many FI Europeans haven’t gotten their feet wet with crypto. If you like to start experimenting with it or you already started but haven’t thought about the basic concepts behind you might want to continue listening.
If you’re already a pro you might want to skip the episode. We also suggesting some simple steps and tools to start investing.
Nevertheless I want to emphasize that there is no need to necessarily invest in BTC or crypto if it’s not your cup of tea you’ll be still fine. No need to have fear of missing out although the returns of the past years have outperformed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. Check out also the PDF in the show notes with some how to guides. As usual this episode is no official financial advice. Your capital might be at risk. 🤓 Full show notes and mentioned links on our website: http://bit.ly/fieurope144 🏄♀️
143 - Bitcoin basics 1: Choosing right form of money to achieve Financial Independence | David
Hi Fi Europeans,
today I talk with David, a member of our community about cryptocurrencies and in particular Bitcoin. While you might not want to employ crypto to achieve your financial independence goals as it’s harder to predict the result compared with a diversified ETF-Portfolio. Some people already made a small fortune with their early crypto adoption and knocking at the doors of family offices asking for help to preserve their new wealth and transition to a more conservative and diversified approach.
This is the first part of two episodes that is focusing more on what money is and how banks work with our money, how inflation works and it affects our Financial Independence plans. We think it’s important to understand the impact of the new types of money that currently emerge. 🤓 Full show notes and mentioned links on our website: http://bit.ly/fieurope143 🏄♀️
142 - How Regulation Will Change P2P Lending Mintos CEO Martins Sulte
Hi FI Europeans,
today I had the pleasure to interview Martins Sulte who is founder and CEO of Mintos. It’s the biggest P2P Lending marketplace in Europe and they started in 2015 and are headquartered in Riga.
On mintos platform there are currently around 50 companies that lend out loans in 12 currencies to borrowers in 38 countries worldwide. More than 40k investors fund loans in 9 loan segments. Like car loans, property, agriculture, small business, consumer loans and so forth..
In this episode we talk about how Martins experienced and managed the first real economic crisis due to Covid19 and we discuss how the industry will evolve going forward e.g. with regulation.
We also cover how the Financial Independence Community can leverage P2P, what asset classes Martins invests in and if Crypto and Sustainable Financial is a thing for mintos going forward.
Hope you enjoy my chat with Martin!
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