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  • Coronavirus: Key numbers, Useful Info and “Cholera Cake”
    Coronavirus: Key numbers, Useful Info and “Cholera Cake”

    Thanks to La Côte newspaper for publishing these useful numbers at the front of its paper each day during the current Covid-19 period. “Restez Chez Vous”, means, “Stay at Home”. If you are wondering whether you should call your doctor or go to a medical facility if you think you are infected, or if you want to […] The post Coronavirus: Key numbers, Useful Info and “Cholera Cake...

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  • Net worth and savings rate update February 2020: CHF 426'463.42 (+CHF 879.80)
    Net worth and savings rate update February 2020: CHF 426'463.42 (+CHF 879.80)

    With a bit of a delay, let's take a step back on how our month of February went. If you are new to the blog, I recommend reading the article that introduced this series about my net worth (including my lucky number, as well as the rules of the game). February: little treat, tool license payment, gifts, low daycare fees, sports activities, Serafe (formerly Billag), coaching and blog ‌CASH ...

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  • How would I invest CHF 10'000 in the stock market if I started today? (stock market coronavirus crash or not!)
    How would I invest CHF 10'000 in the stock market if I started today? (stock market coronavirus crash or not!)

    For several years now, I have been receiving emails from novice investors who want to be reassured before taking action. These emails are more and more numerous with the current coronavirus crash on the stock market, because some see it as an opportunity to start. As I answer each time the same thing to these emails, I told myself that I was going to make it an article to which I could redire...

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  • Blood donors: Loving Life, Giving Blood – Tues 24/Weds 25 March Nyon
    Blood donors: Loving Life, Giving Blood – Tues 24/Weds 25 March Nyon

    Give Blood – Tuesday 24 and Weds 25th March, Salle Communale de Nyon, As we go about ensuring our cupboards have enough essential supplies, public health officials also need to ensure that stocks of essential medical supplies are adequate to meet evolving public health challenges. Among the most precious of these supplies are blood products. […] The post Blood donors: Loving Life, Giving Bl...

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  • New Nyon Facebook Group for Volunteers to Help during Coronavirus period
    New Nyon Facebook Group for Volunteers to Help during Coronavirus period

    A new Facebook page called Coronavirus Nyon Solidarité Entreaide has been created for volunteers who want to give help during this Coronavirus lockdown period, and for members of the public to receive help. There are currently around 9-10 people working on the page, volunteers can offer their help or ask for help. This can be anything […] The post New Nyon Facebook Group for Volunteers to H...

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  • List of Restaurants and Food outlets that offer home delivery
    List of Restaurants and Food outlets that offer home delivery

    Nyon Région Tourisme has compiled a list of restaurants, food outlets and shops that are currently offering home delivery. From sushi bars to pizza restaurants, an artisanal chocolate maker and more, this (non-exhaustive) list is helpful if you want to order in! It also goes some way to help local small businesses to continue trading […] The post List of Restaurants and Food outlets that off...

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  • Journal of my journey towards Financial Independence in Switzerland (#3)
    Journal of my journey towards Financial Independence in Switzerland (#3)

    I like this journal format because it allows me to deal with topics quickly without having to wait until I reach the subject in my (very) long list of articles to write. Below is a table of contents of what you will find in this edition: Table of contents The book, it's really started! Mrs. MP debuts in zero waste...

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  • News on Nyon events. Swiss Government Guidelines re Covid – 19
    News on Nyon events. Swiss Government Guidelines re Covid – 19

    Events cancelled.  Paléo line-up postponed. Suggestions for local walks. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, many events in Nyon and the surrounding area have been cancelled, from the Green Film Festival (which was due to take place this weekend), to the cancellation of special cruises on the CGN ferries. Local schools have been closed, sporting […] The post News on Nyon events. Swiss Go...

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  • Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA & GTAm: Reconnecting With The Beast Within…
    Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA & GTAm: Reconnecting With The Beast Within…

    Despite the fact that the Geneva International Motorshow was canceled because of Coronavirus, the car industry pursuits its journey into building new icons of elegance and performance. On these points we need to say it: Italians (often) do it better. Alfa Romeo launches two new models this year under the Alfa Romeo Giulia line: the GTA and the GTAm. Here is how the Italian Automotive constructo...

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  • Green Film Festival comes to Nyon 11-15th March 2020
    Green Film Festival comes to Nyon 11-15th March 2020

    The Green Film Festival 2020 is due to take place in 80 cities in both France and Switzerland and is coming to Nyon from the 11th -15th March.   This 15th edition of the festival has an exciting programme of documentary screenings and events, presentations and debates on climate change, health, environment, sustainable development and zero waste […] The post Green Film Festival comes to Ny...

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  • Winter Rock Music Festival in Nyon starts today 27th February 2020
    Winter Rock Music Festival in Nyon starts today 27th February 2020

    It’s cold outside at the moment in Nyon, so what better way to warm up by heading off and dancing (inside!) to the bands and artists at the aptly named “Les Hivernales”, the town’s winter rock festival. The festival runs from Thursday the 27th February to Sunday 1st March 2020. The festival takes place in […] The post Winter Rock Music Festival in Nyon starts today 27th February 2020 ...

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  • My Swiss tax deductions for 2019
    My Swiss tax deductions for 2019

    I finally finished filling out my Swiss tax return for 2019 last week. It took me longer than in previous years (see my Vaud tax return guide) due to the purchase of all these "value" shares in 2019. By talking with some of you, I realized that not everyone is aware of the many tax deductions they may be entitled to. Hence this article presenting what I have deducted for my taxes in 2019. It'...

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Galapagos Islands
    The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Galapagos Islands

    The Galapagos Islands are the home to incredible wildlife, tropical beaches, green highlands, and tons of attractions. It does not come as a surprise that these UNESCO World Heritage Site destinations have continued to welcome innumerable tourists, scientists, birdwatchers and wildlife lovers every day of the year. If you are planning to explore these awe-inspiring islands, here is the ultimate...

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