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Money is one of the greatest tools we have to build a life we love. Whether you're seeking financial freedom or security, or simply want to have more peace of mind when it comes to money, learning how to use it wisely is essential.

In this show you will to learn how to take control of your finances, start investing and put your money to work to serve you and others more effectively.

You will learn from world-class personal finance experts as well as from Sebastien’s experience in reaching financial independence at 33 and helping thousands of other make progress on their journey.

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Money is one of the greatest tools we have to build a life we love. Whether you're seeking financial freedom or security, or simply want to have more peace of mind when it comes to money, learning how to use it wisely is essential.

In this show you will to learn how to take control of your finances, start investing and put your money to work to serve you and others more effectively.

You will learn from world-class personal finance experts as well as from Sebastien’s experience in reaching financial independence at 33 and helping thousands of other make progress on their journey.

    How to invest in a bear market? With Rick Ferri, host of the Bogleheads on Investing Podcast [004]

    How to invest in a bear market? With Rick Ferri, host of the Bogleheads on Investing Podcast [004]

    How do you invest during bear markets?

    This is an extremely important question for any index investor, and any investor in general of course.

    And this is a very relevant question today because the stock market is down 20% in the US and about 10% globally today compared to the beginning of the year.

    Following COVID and now with the war in Ukraine, the world economy has slowed down. Inflation is breaking records in many countries and there are talks of an upcoming recession in most news media.

    While falling stock market prices is a great opportunity for long term investors like us, it’s still hard to handle the uncertainty. It’s hard to invest when the overall expectation seems to be that it is going to continue to go down. It is especially hard for beginner investors, like the students who took my course in the past few months and only started investing recently.

    To help them manage their emotions and overcome these uncertainties, I invited one of the very best people on earth to talk to us about how to invest in bear markets: Rick Ferri.

    Rick Ferri is the president of The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy and host of the “Bogleheads on Investing” podcast.

    He has been a financial advisor for 35 years and a pioneer of low cost investing via index mutual funds and ETFs, and low-fee investment advice and portfolio management.

    He is the author of 7 investment books (including one of my favorites “All About Asset Allocation”) and hundreds of articles. Published in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and professional journals.

    He has helped thousands of index investors navigate uncertain times like the one we’re going through now.

    So I was extremely happy when he accepted to join our event, despite it being during his holidays. Rick, if you’re listening to this I would like to thank you once more on behalf of the entire community.

    The conversation was really insightful and it had an incredible impact on the audience.

    Most of the fears and uncertainty attendees had before the event were dissipated by the no-nonsense and very clear approach of Rick.

    All of us left the event with a reinforced mindset that will help us get through these uncertain times successfully.

    The conversation was so good that I decided to also release it on the podcast so that the entire community can benefit from it.

    ►► Index investing for beginners: create passive income from the stock market, without paying high fees to banks or advisors, taking unnecessary risks or spending all day analyzing the markets. Free Workshop → https://firebelgium.com/investingworkshop/

    📝 Download the Beginner's Guide to Index Investing: https://bit.ly/FIREBGuide

    🧑🏽‍🤝‍🧑Join the Belgium Financial Independence Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FIREBelgium/

    • 50 min
    How To Start With Financial Independence [003]

    How To Start With Financial Independence [003]

    Right, so now that we know what financial independence is (see previous episode), how do we get there? What do you need to do?

    If you’re just discovering the FIRE movement or simply want to take control of your finances to build more security in your life, this episode is for you.

    In this episode you will learn:


    How you already have some financial independence!
    How you can learn and make progress faster!
    How to start taking control of your finances!
    How you can make fast improvements to your finances today!
    How to invest for financial independence.



    ►► Index investing for beginners: create passive income from the stock market, without paying high fees to banks or advisors, taking unnecessary risks or spending all day analyzing the markets. Free Workshop → https://firebelgium.com/investingworkshop/



    📝 Download the Beginner's Guide to Index Investing: https://bit.ly/FIREBGuide

    🧑🏽‍🤝‍🧑Join the Belgium Financial Independence Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FIREBelgium/

    • 44 min
    What Is Financial Independence? [002]

    What Is Financial Independence? [002]

    Financial independence… is this a scam?

    That’s probably how I would have reacted to those words 12-13 years ago… but after learning what it is and having achieved financial independence, I have now become a big proponent of it.

    And that is because financial independence is in fact something most people aspire to… but rarely really think about seriously...

    So what is it really?

    In this episode, we go back to the basics and explore the various definitions of financial independence!

    And more than just the goal of reaching financial independence, we also discuss the journey to FI.

    We also explore all the incredible benefits of financial independence, from a greater sense of security to greater control over how we use our time and energy.

    If you’re new to the FIRE movement or financial independence in general, this episode is for you!



    ►► Index investing for beginners: create passive income from the stock market, without paying high fees to banks or advisors, taking unnecessary risks or spending all day analyzing the markets. Free Workshop → https://firebelgium.com/investingworkshop/ 



    📝 Download the Beginner's Guide to Index Investing: https://bit.ly/FIREBGuide

    🧑🏽‍🤝‍🧑Join the Belgium Financial Independence Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FIREBelgium/

    • 40 min
    Welcome to the FIRE Belgium Show [001]

    Welcome to the FIRE Belgium Show [001]

    Welcome to the FIRE Belgium Show!

    I am so excited to finally release this podcast. It’s a project I have been wanting to do for a long time!

    In this first short episode you will learn:

    - What this show is about

    - Why I started this podcast

    - What you can expect going forward



    Thank you for listening! I am very happy you’ve decided to join me on this journey!

    Be sure to check the next few episodes as well!

    🔥 Sébastien



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