Category: Columns

Dividend growth stocks for February 2017

Finally, the 1.0 version of The Flip is finished and published. There’s no earth shattering news or additions, but more of a gentle polish through-and-through. We’ll keep improving it but will only push it out to you once we have…

A man sitting on the edge of Preikestolen

The man sitting on the edge

The west coast of Norway is just packed with spectacular scenery. One such place that is surprisingly accessible is Preikestolen, the Pulpit Rock. Although close to the city of Stavanger and with lots of parking area it’s still quite a…

Dividend growth stocks for January 2017

Living The Flip With a new year, just like every day, comes a chance to start fresh and turn goals into reality. If you haven’t done so in a while, go through your daily and/or weekly routines and make sure…

Day trip to St. Moritz

This summer we spent a rather spontaneous week by Lake Como in northern Italy. Not sure if it’s a young couple’s paradise as much as retirees’ wonderland, and we’ll get to that in a later article, but still, Italy during…

Dividend growth stocks for December 2016

2016 is coming to an end and I feel so happy that I acted and took the time and energy to really kick off The Flip. As always it became a bigger project than anticipated. I thought that I would…

Cover image showing The Flip as when passive income crosses expenses

The Flip Beta is Now Available!

What is The Flip you might ask? It’s a little project I’ve been working on where I’ve tried to gather my ideas and practices for getting solid personal finances while saving and investing to become financially independent. I’ve been living…

Eat at More Expensive Restaurants

… and skimp on the cheap ones “One of the best ways to save money in the daily life is to eat at more expensive restaurants” Without context this strategy is obviously contradictory and also quite wrong, but hang on…

A Budget is a Plan for Your Future

Making and living after a budget is one of the most basic and fundamentals tools to achieve financial success. The usual way is to look at the cash flow, deduct fixed expenses and distribute the rest. But how much should…

The Total Value of Your Stock Portfolio is Irrelevant

… and why you shouldn’t stress out if it drops As an investor we like to check how our portfolio is doing by comparing the value growth to some index or checking the absolute growth. We smile when our rate…

Personal Budgeting and Financial Goals for 2015

Ever since I was finished with my college degree and started working I’ve used a quite strict personal budgeting system with a long term saving component. The ultimate goal with the long term savings is to provide financial independence from…