Dreaming Big of a Tiny House

For my wife and me, the dream of a house with a big, wonderful garden is deeply rooted and in fact, buying  our first real estate object is an incredibly exciting goal we pursue.

But having been looking for our Dream House for two years now, it’s pretty obvious, that “finding the perfect real estate object” is not an easy project.

The hard, cold numbers show us, that it is a pretty daunting task to find a house here in central europe, suitable to our “needs” and not to overpay.   Continue reading Dreaming Big of a Tiny House

September 2017 dividends and stock purchase

Wow! Time passes so quickly, three quarters are already in the books.

September was a very good month in terms of dividends with ten companies paying me the amount of around USD 440, that’s an increase of almost 20 % year to date, putting my investment income over last nine months to around USD 3’700.

I am well on track to reach my full year goal of USD 4’500 in dividend income. Continue reading September 2017 dividends and stock purchase

6 investments I made in 2017


Hi, fellow reader, appreciate you stopping by.

In this post I want to give you an overview on our investments we have made so far during the year.

2017 Stock acquisitions

My family and I had a great time this summer, travelling and looking for interesting projects. And of course we have been shaping our finances even further. In July we were able to boost our monthly savings rate above 70 %, for the year our rate now stands at 65 % (my fellow blogger Mustachian Post runs a very inspiring Blogger Savings Rate Index (BSRI), check it out!). Continue reading 6 investments I made in 2017

3 strokes to combat unexpected expenses in life

Today’s post is contributed by Amy Nickson, a passionate writer on finance. Amy is a professional blogger whom has started her own blog and also works as a contributor for the Oak View Law Group. Please share your opinions by commenting below.

‘Probability’, ‘Risk’, ‘Ifs’, ‘Buts’, ‘Uncertainty’, these are very troubling factors in our life. When will it be a good time, or when it will run rough, we can never estimate, no matter how hard we try.

Finance and monetary issues are needed to be understood in detail to cope up with unexpected expenses in life. I always love to say, there is nothing called unexpected expense or anything as such. I believe we are not capable enough in proper money management and thus fall prey to tough financial emergencies. Continue reading 3 strokes to combat unexpected expenses in life

Dividend Income June 2017


Over the first six months of 2017, my stock holdings have paid me the cummulative amount of USD 3’000 in dividends and I’m quite well on track for my full-year goal of USD 4’500.

In June, following eleven businesses from four different sectors paid me dividends in the the amount of USD 640 :

  • consumer staples: Unilever, J.M. Smucker and Imperial Brands
  • telecoms: Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Nokia
  • automobile: Porsche Automobil Holding S.E.
  • energy: Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron and ExxonMobil

Continue reading Dividend Income June 2017

Dividend Income May 2017

Another strong month in terms of dividend income.

Eight companies paid me around USD 800 in May (the Swiss Francs trades more or less at paritiy to the USD). Compared to the previous year that’s an increase of well over 10 % due to organic dividend growth (hikes) and reinvestments.

My projected dividend income for 2017 is around USD 4’500. Continue reading Dividend Income May 2017