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  • Net worth and savings rate update December 2019: CHF 416'053.42 (+CHF 8'188.95)
    Net worth and savings rate update December 2019: CHF 416'053.42 (+CHF 8'188.95)

    Here we are, 2019 is now behind us. But let's take the time to take a look at the MP family numbers from last December. 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). December: Christmas presents, start with Mintos, IbanWallet break, bull market, and dividends ‌CASH F...

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  • Switch of online broker, my Swiss experience from CornèrTrader to Degiro
    Switch of online broker, my Swiss experience from CornèrTrader to Degiro

    Are you interested in paying CHF 0 in brokerage fees to build your wealth in ETFs? As I told you in a previous article, we decided with Mrs. MP to change online broker for the money we're putting aside for the kids (well, I decided, and she trusts me financially, so it's agreed :D). The reason is simple: we were at CornèrTrader but they decided to introduce new quarterly inactivity fees (C...

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  • Ask the readers: your frugal good plan for winter sports in Switzerland (including my 6 tips)?
    Ask the readers: your frugal good plan for winter sports in Switzerland (including my 6 tips)?

    The ski season (and snowboard, snowshoeing, or sealskin ski touring) is just beginning in Switzerland. As a frugal Mustachian, it is not a good point for the budget because winter sports are very expensive... But well, you still have to have fun in life, especially when you are lucky enough to have such beautiful mountains close to home. And frugal doesn't mean depriving yourself of everyth...

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  • Net worth and savings rate update November 2019: CHF 407'864.47 (+CHF 12'727.34)
    Net worth and savings rate update November 2019: CHF 407'864.47 (+CHF 12'727.34)

    It's amazing how two weeks without writing (cf.explanation of why here) keeps you late with all the regular articles like this one... Anyway, don't worry, you'll be able to satisfy your voyeuristic side once again in 2019 :D 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)...

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  • Celebrating New Year’s Eve with your couple
    Celebrating New Year’s Eve with your couple

    Nobody wants to be that person who turns up to a New Year’s Eve party empty-handed. When your generous hosts have been running around like headless chickens to ensure you have a sumptuous feast and all the bells and whistles you could possibly wish for when the clock strikes 12, it’s always nice to offer a token of appreciation. If your gift-buying inspiration has run dry in the run-up th...

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  • Father Christmas has come to Town
    Father Christmas has come to Town

    The Nyon Christmas market is now in full swing and this year there is a “Village du Père Noël” in the Place du Château. Father Christmas and Mother Christmas have been paying a visit to children inside the tent in the centre of the square and rumour has it they will be back again on […] The post Father Christmas has come to Town appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Journal of my journey towards Financial Independence in Switzerland (#2)
    Journal of my journey towards Financial Independence in Switzerland (#2)

    6:12am. Tuesday, December 10, 2019. I finally manage to take the time to settle down and write this second edition of my journal. It looks more like a jumble than anything else, but whatever. It's still my blog after all ;) In this edition, we will talk about ambitious projects (including my book, an online course, and coaching), media interviews, ethics, and portfolio strategy. Nothing less!...

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  • How to Improve your Café’s Brand
    How to Improve your Café’s Brand

    If you’re the manager or owner of a café, you’re probably aware that one of the most important ways you can obtain a sustainable competitive advantage over your competition is by developing and nurturing your brand. If your customers identify with the atmosphere that you’ve created then they will become repeat customers. On a similar note, if your brand is conveyed well to newcomers and ...

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  • Simple Hacks for Making Your Home More Energy-Efficient
    Simple Hacks for Making Your Home More Energy-Efficient

    If you find yourself slowly drowning in piles of energy bills, then it might be time to implement some useful energy-saving hacks. As the cold winter months continue to keep us indoors, struggling to stay warm, we are more likely to rely on heating, hot water, and other energy-eating appliances. However, it’s still possible to save energy – and money – in winter, and there are some handy ...

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  • The Luxury Holiday Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List
    The Luxury Holiday Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

    Although you might not have the time to indulge in luxury experiences amid the chaos of your usual working day, going on holiday is the best time to think about adding a little sprinkle of luxury into your life. Luckily, holidays are filled with the perfect luxury experiences designed for travellers who simply want to sit back and relax, and here is a list of some of the most desirable holiday ...

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  • Croatian Treasures
    Croatian Treasures

    With clear Adriatic sea, brilliant coastline, and beautiful beaches, Croatia attracts a growing number of yacht lovers each year. Many people indeed recognized that the best way to explore Croatia during summer months is to go on cruising adventure. With the help of a professional crew, you will get to see some of the most beautiful places and enjoy your carefree time with family, friends or lo...

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  • Christmas Market comes to Nyon – Bigger and Better than before!
    Christmas Market comes to Nyon – Bigger and Better than before!

    The final touches to the mini wooden chalets are being made ready for the Nyon Christmas Market which starts tomorrow, the 13th December and continues until Christmas Eve on the 24th.  There are more chalets this year which wind around the streets of the town. Along with lots of goodies for sale, there will also […] The post Christmas Market comes to Nyon – Bigger and Better than before! a...

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  • Jazz Carols – Saturday 14th December 2019 in Nyon
    Jazz Carols – Saturday 14th December 2019 in Nyon

    The 9th Jazz Carols event in Nyon organised by La Côte church. A creative “twist” on many loved and well-known Christmas Carols. From 19:00 – 22:00 at the Temple in Nyon on Saturday 14th December. Admission free, reservation required – link here The post Jazz Carols – Saturday 14th December 2019 in Nyon appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Caribana reveal part of line-up for 2020 – The Offspring, Rudimental and more
    Caribana reveal part of line-up for 2020 – The Offspring, Rudimental and more

    Caribana Festival has announced part of the line-up for 2020 The Offspring from the U.S, playing on Wednesday 17th June, Five Seconds of Summer from Australia  on Thursday 18th, and Rudimental from the UK playing on the 19th, are just some of the artists on the programme. Check the other bands and artists here. Note […] The post Caribana reveal part of line-up for 2020 – The Offspring, Rud...

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  • Monday Movie – “Le Mans” in English at Nyon cinema
    Monday Movie – “Le Mans” in English at Nyon cinema

    Film, Le Mans and advance tickets for Star Wars in Nyon The Monday movie in English at Nyon cinema on the the 2nd December will be “Le Mans”, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Screenings at 17:30 and 20:30 – Tickets here Synopsis  -The true story of a team of eccentric American engineers led by […] The post Monday Movie – “Le Mans” in English at Nyon cinema appeared first o...

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  • The Léman Express – New Rail Network to Launch on 15th December
    The Léman Express – New Rail Network to Launch on 15th December

    Day out to Annecy or Evian-les-Bains, by train from Coppet! The New Léman Express is due to launch on the 15th December 2019. This is a massive new rail network (work began over 8 years ago!) and it will extend across Geneva and Vaud and into neighbouring France. Léman Express trains are timed to coordinate […] The post The Léman Express – New Rail Network to Launch on 15th December appe...

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  • The 5 Most Unexpected And Astonishing Landscapes To See In 2020
    The 5 Most Unexpected And Astonishing Landscapes To See In 2020

    If wanderlust fuels your spirit, and exploration ignites your soul, then you’re likely already dreaming of all the places you’ll visit in 2020. The hardest part of being a traveler is narrowing down your options and choosing where to go next. Traveling to a place that’s rich in natural beauty is beneficial for the body, mind, and soul. Here are five of the most unexpected and astonishing ...

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