5-Bullet Sunday – #6

I had a pretty productive week, both at work and in private life. The good thing is that it included some small successes, but at the same time some work-related stress is mounting up.

Therefore I’m glad that I have this blog, because it allows me to switch off a bit and get my mind focused on other topics that I am very passionate about.

Having said that, enjoy the 5 bullets from this week!

#pandemic #coronavirus #SARS #Disney #side-hustle #flexi-job #userexperience #parenting #youarenotalone

5-Bullet Sunday is a weekly blog post with 5 topics that were on my mind this week related to Financial Independence and Dividend Growth Investing or something that just fed my curiosity. An overview of other earlier posts can be found here

🌟 Coronavirus > SARS

More than 800 people have currently died from the #coronavirus which is already surpassing SARS. The main difference is that SARS seems to have been more deadly %-wise.

I was expecting this virus to have a bigger impact on the market and hoping for some more decline in stock prices. Besides the oil stocks this hasn’t really happened yet. Let’s see whether next week will bring us that.

I’ve got my elephant-gun ready in case it happens 🏹

🌟 Disney, a High-Quality growth stock

A shout-out to YoungHamilton who wrote a simple but very interesting blog post about how Disney went through an evolution from High-Quality growth to Quality growth and back to High-Quality growth again.

I like it, because it shows how companies like Disney and Microsoft might become unattractive to new dividend growth investors from a dividend yield point-of-view, but at the same time also show us that such companies do provide buying-opportunities from time-to-time.

The post about Disney is part of a series of posts and I recommend to keep an eye on it.

🌟 Maximizing savings

This week I wrote a blog post about 5 impactful ideas to maximize your savings in which I mentioned about getting a side-hustle.

Literally a day later I stumbled upon a blogpost from Mr. FightToFIRE where he writes about how he aims to add 500 Euro per month of income in 2020 by starting a “flexi-job”.

I am quite impressed about it, because it is a very impactful way to increase your savings rate, especially if your basic salary doesn’t allow you to achieve a large enough savings rate. This is what I call an example of passion and determination. πŸ‘

🌟 Increasing the user experience

I feel like I am on a steep learning curve on how to blog. Taking some recommendations into account from experienced bloggers, I have made several updates to this site with an attempt to make it more user-friendly:

  • I updated the menu structure. It now includes a “start here” to provide some guidance for new visitors.
  • I added “my story” so that you get a bit of a better feeling in what’s driving me to seek financial independence and early retirement
  • I made it more easier to contact me in case you have any questions, feedback or suggestions.
  • I updated the theme of this blog which I believe is more responsive and should contribute to a better user experience.

I’m curious for your feedback and let me know if you have any other suggestions to increase the “user journey” on this site.

🌟 Raising kids is hard

This week I had quite some trouble with my oldest. Bad remarks at school from the teacher and several times very bad behavior at home.

The thing is, they start having an opinion and this is something that we should obviously appreciate. Off course it would have been easier if it was aligned with our opinion. In the end, 98% of their DNA is the same, so why shouldn’t they? πŸ€”

Anyway, I can tell you, this is draining my energy.

Therefore I just wanted to add this bullet and give a shout-out to all the parents out there whom are sometimes wondering if there’s anything they can do well when it comes to raising their kids.

You are not alone!

This was it for the week. and I hope that you enjoyed this week’s 5-Bullet Sunday.

If you liked reading this post then please hit the like button. I would be very grateful πŸ™.

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For now, have a great Sunday!


I’m not a certified financial planner/advisor nor a certified financial analyst nor an economist nor a CPA nor an accountant nor a lawyer. I’m not a finance professional through formal education. I’m a person who believes and takes pride in a sense of freedom, satisfaction, fulfillment and empowerment that I get from being financially competent and being conscious managing my personal money. The contents on this blog are for informational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial, accounting, or legal advice. I can’t promise that the information shared on my blog is appropriate for you or anyone else. By reading this blog, you agree to hold me harmless from any ramifications, financial or otherwise, that occur to you as a result of acting on information provided on this blog.

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1 year ago

Thank you for mentioning me. Much appreciated! I really hope I achieve my target of 500 EUR extra per month. I can really use it πŸ˜€