Adult Life Bingo
Cheesy Finance | A Dutch Financial Independence Blog
by Cheesy Finance
1w ago
A spoke with a colleague the other day about his new house. At some point he mentioned that his wife had completed the adult life bingo (“Grote mensen bingo”) this year. They had gotten their first kid, moved to a new house together and she landed a dream job. Their life was good and he was visibly happy. How do you win adult life bingo? His comment made me chuckle, but also triggered some thoughts about adult life bingo. What is on this bingo card? Or what should be on this bingo card? My guess is that the bingo card for people that aspire FIRE might be somewhat different than for most people ..read more
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How to Un-FIRE yourself: part 2 – Go to Paris!
Cheesy Finance | A Dutch Financial Independence Blog
by Cheesy Finance
2w ago
In the docu-series how to un-fire yourself: Part 2 – go to Paris! A quick guide today how to un-fire oneself fast. It’s really not that difficult to be honest, one just needs to get him/herself to Paris for a few days and it magically happens by itself! How to Un-FIRE yourself It is surprisingly easy to Un-fire yourself. Buy a big house, buy spreadsheets for your finances or go to Paris. Today in this crash-course how to unload nearly €1.600 in just 5 days! How did we do that? Well, let’s have a look! Go to Paris! To start off, we were actually quite dumb, because we should have gone a few wee ..read more
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Home Battery vs an Electric Car?
Cheesy Finance | A Dutch Financial Independence Blog
by Cheesy Finance
3M ago
Before diving into todays post, quick reminder that tomorrow we will be meeting with a bunch of internet strangers and talk money in the La Place, in de Meern. Hope to see you there! In this post from not to long ago, I looked at our expiring energy contract, dynamic energy contracts and energy trading using a home battery. I got a lot of feedback on this post, primarily offline. Very useful stuff though! It actually made us think again about a few issues and risks with the home battery for trading energy. Another thing that popped up was the electric car as a home battery. Time for a follow u ..read more
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Q1 2024 Dividend Update
Cheesy Finance | A Dutch Financial Independence Blog
by Cheesy Finance
3M ago
Before reviewing the Q1 2024 Dividend Update, quick reminder that there will be a FIRE meetup on April 20th near Utrecht. Hope to see you all there of course! Life has been eventful lately, and the money pit is very much improving at the moment. Albeit we are doing really well, it doesn’t look like we will be completely finished before I attempt life as a public servant. Fortunately, the new employer has a good work life balance scheme So, I’m fairly confident that we will be able to finish the remaining works before the next winter season (works primarily include isolation and glass placemen ..read more
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Down the Energy rabbit hole
Cheesy Finance | A Dutch Financial Independence Blog
by Cheesy Finance
3M ago
We have been somewhat loyal customers of the utility company Green Choice the past 8 years. At the time we started they had a good price for green(er) energy and some other perks that made it a no brainer for us. We extended our contracts a few times in the mean time. Coming July our 3 year contract comes to a close. Hence, we just received a new offer and we have to make a decision what to do next. But the energy market is a whole lot different today than it was 3 years ago. So I went down the energy rabbit hole…. Down the Energy rabbit holeEnergy Preferences We have a personal preference to ..read more
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Becoming a Public Servant
Cheesy Finance | A Dutch Financial Independence Blog
by Cheesy Finance
4M ago
Life is never boring in the Cheesy household. After a somewhat unexpected loss of income at the beginning of the year, I have an update! I’ve got a new job, and one as a public servant! I bet you did not see that one coming. Me neither! Why on earth am I becoming a Public Servant? Let’s review, shall we? How a FIREd Brain works… Having a nice stack of cash (and investments) makes you review your career a bit differently, In my humble opinion. Whereas in the beginning of our careers we would focus more on money and career opportunities, this slowly changed over time. Once we started our FIRE jo ..read more
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April 2024 Fire Meetup
Cheesy Finance | A Dutch Financial Independence Blog
by Cheesy Finance
4M ago
As promised, here are the details for the next April 2024 Fire Meetup! Where? In the spirit of the previous meetup, plan is to keep it free and at a public location. Despite La Place being a lot more expensive than I remembered (heck, I am really getting old). They have good facilities, easy access and lots of space. Hence, plan is to meet at the La Place in De Meern (west of Utrecht). Address: La Place de Meern, Meerndijk 59, 3454 HP, Utrecht April 2024 Fire MeetupWhen? Saturday April 20th, 2024 from 13:00 onwards until…. (closing is at 20:00) What to bring? Good spirits, a desire to talk mon ..read more
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2023 Dividend Totals
Cheesy Finance | A Dutch Financial Independence Blog
by Cheesy Finance
5M ago
Before diving into the 2023 Dividend Totals, I’d like to thank all the 25-ish people that showed up during the last FIRE meetup in Leiderdorp! I had a blast, I hope you did too. We even got to the point that the last 6 of us pretty much got kicked out of the La Place as it was about 30min past closing :-). Plan is do do it again, likely around April. Location and date are to be confirmed. Keep you posted! Anyhow, what did our dividend growth share do in 2023? Here is a quick overview. Dividend Income Due to work, time and life limitations I was not able to do an dividend update since May last ..read more
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Should you buy a Castle?
Cheesy Finance | A Dutch Financial Independence Blog
by Cheesy Finance
7M ago
Me and Mrs CF just spent a night in a large manor close to Haarlem. It was a surprise “date night” by Mrs CF. She really knows how to make my heart go a bit faster . I love castles! We did a FIRE meetup once in one. But we could never make one work financially for ourselves. We could probably buy one, but it would likely bankrupt us in the long run. So here is a post I wrote a few years back if you should buy a castle (note that some of the numbers and linke might not be completely up to date!): In the series “Should you ….”, today the question should you buy a castle? All of us have ..read more
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FIRE Meetup
Cheesy Finance | A Dutch Financial Independence Blog
by Cheesy Finance
7M ago
When we had one of our FIRE buds over for dinner a few weeks ago, we got to the topic of FIRE meetups. We organized about 7 of them plus a Castle weekend. Albeit a lot of fun, they take a lot of work and effort to organise. I’m very lazy by nature, so this naturally works counter productive. We both agreed thou, that it would be great to have a FIRE meetup again. But one without all the hassle (and thus also without presentations or cheap food and drinks). We came up with the following plan, we would meet in a place that does all the catering and does not cost any money to rent…. The Details I ..read more
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