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  • MP Investments' Portfolio — Performance Report #1
    MP Investments' Portfolio — Performance Report #1

    I exchange many emails with blog readers about the performance of my investment portfolio. It often raises interesting questions on my side, so I thought it would be cool to share it with as many people as possible. Especially since investing is one of the key levers to be able to live on the returns of one's investments once financial independence is achieved. I still don't know how regula...

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  • Join in the movement – buy a “pending coffee” at la roulotte
    Join in the movement – buy a “pending coffee” at la roulotte

    “Caffè sospeso” is a “pending coffee” or a “Café suspendu”. This concept allows people to pay for an extra coffee or meal that will be given to a person who cannot afford it. Nyon’s La Roulotte implemented this in 2016 and allows for this wonderful initiative to grow in our area. For La Roulotte just […] The post Join in the movement – buy a “pending coffee” at la roulot...

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  • Inside Switzerland: Regions & Cantons
    Inside Switzerland: Regions & Cantons

    4 national languages, 26 cantons, rotating presidents… Inside Switzerland demystifies the confederation for us! This informative series of short articles: “Inside Switzerland” is brought to Living in Nyon thanks to Jon Wyler. It gives us some insight into our wonderfully complex and highly efficient country. Now that the history and the foundation of the country […] The post Inside Swit...

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  • The 12 Most Important Answers to Questions About Life in Switzerland
    The 12 Most Important Answers to Questions About Life in Switzerland

    Ask your own questions about life in Switzerland. Win a free book of “The Expert Guide to your life in Switzerland”!  On Thursday November 5th at 19:00 there will be a live Youtube event with Diccon Bewes who will answer the twelve questions everyone who lives in Switzerland needs to know the answer to. Politics, […] The post The 12 Most Important Answers to Questions About Life in Switz...

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  • Pants down! MP family's 2019 Swiss spendings!
    Pants down! MP family's 2019 Swiss spendings!

    Like last year, it was about time to unveil what our 2019 annual expenses were in order to face reality. Exactly like 2018, I'm a little nervous about doing such an article because it's pretty much undermining my own beliefs about how frugal I think I am. In any case, I am counting on you to challenge me where you have ideas for optimizations. Because in the end, it is also one of the goals...

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  • Inside Switzerland: History & Government
    Inside Switzerland: History & Government

    The small country we live in has a population of 8.57 million people and 4 national languages. It’s in the middle of Europe and yet has managed to stay famously neutral. But how did that all come about? This informative series of short articles: “Inside Switzerland” is brought to Living in Nyon thanks to Jon […] The post Inside Switzerland: History & Government appeared first on Liv...

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  • Buy or rent in Switzerland, THE answer!
    Buy or rent in Switzerland, THE answer!

    "It depends..." a colleague answered me. I was digging a little more: "But what does it depend on?" "Well... it's complicated, you know... you have to take into account a lot of things like taxes, purchase costs, and the cost of renting for the long term... in short, it depends and it's not simple." Thanks for the evasive answer. And I'm not talking to you about other situations such as...

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  • Nyon through the eyes of Chantal Zingg
    Nyon through the eyes of Chantal Zingg

      “I don’t take pictures, I take emotions.” These are the words of Chantal Zingg, born and raised in Nyon and the area, she wants to show her city in a way that we are not used to seeing it. Inspired by artists such as Andy Warhol, she takes pictures of the city and paints […] The post Nyon through the eyes of Chantal Zingg appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Nyon’s Swimmers association
    Nyon’s Swimmers association

    The Cercle des Nageurs de Nyon (CNN), founded in 1912 in Nyon, is a well-known and well-established club for people of all ages interested in aquatics sports. CNN has over 600 members and (in a non-COVID 19 year), more than 2’000 people of all ages participating in swimming classes, aqua fitness courses and holiday camps […] The post Nyon’s Swimmers association appeared first on Living in...

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  • Activities – September top picks
    Activities – September top picks

    What a fantastic month September is! The weather is perfect: not too hot, not too cold and it’s time to start afresh with a new cycle of activities or pick up the ones we love again. Whether you are looking for sports, arts, or social activities, the options vary vastly and information is scattered and […] The post Activities – September top picks appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Readers – This is what you told us!
    Readers – This is what you told us!

    The results are in! Thank you for participating in the survey and helping us make the content even more useful and relevant to you. Over the month of August, we ran a survey to allow you as our readers to give your opinion and to provide you with content you are happy with. Here is […] The post Readers – This is what you told us! appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • New Mural on Musee du Léman –  Ritchie Blackmore, Hodler and more
    New Mural on Musee du Léman – Ritchie Blackmore, Hodler and more

    If you are passing by the Musee du Léman on the lake side, take a look up at its windows! Exem the cartoonist, has painted in comic strip form, sixteen personalities/famous people whose life or work is linked to Lake Geneva. The full sized fresco is inside the museum itself. These sixteen personalities are writers, […] The post New Mural on Musee du Léman – Ritchie Blackmore, Hodler and ...

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  • Atelier 9 – Nyon’s cool coworking solution
    Atelier 9 – Nyon’s cool coworking solution

    Atelier 9 is Nyon’s coworking solution. Have a business call in a ski gondola or host an event in one of the artistically designed spaces. Coworking is a concept many of us are familiar with. It offers that blend between working from the comfort of home and the professional stimulation that comes with having colleagues […] The post Atelier 9 – Nyon’s cool coworking solution appeared fir...

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  • Littering in Nyon
    Littering in Nyon

    Littering and unrest surged during confinement, and the recovery period from lockdown is proving to be a challenge. You may have noticed the posters and campaigns around the city appealing to the citizens to stop littering. These are an initiative taken by the city of Nyon and designed by the General Administration in an effort […] The post Littering in Nyon appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Winetasting at the Castle of Crans – 5th and 6th of September
    Winetasting at the Castle of Crans – 5th and 6th of September

    Visit the Crans Castle in the nearby village of Crans-Près-Celigny and join the annual wine-tasting event on  Saturday 5th September 10:00 -20:00 and Sunday 6th 10:00 -18:00 From the “Chateau de Crans” castle’s garden, there is an exceptional view of the lake below taking in the “Jet d’eau” (water spout) right along to to the […] The post Winetasting at the Castle of Crans – 5...

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  • Recording love songs across Europe and in Nyon – Online performance at FAR°
    Recording love songs across Europe and in Nyon – Online performance at FAR°

    The Living Arts Festival (FAR°) is currently on in Nyon and continues until the 22nd August 2020. A production that might interest readers is Oh, Europa. For the past two years, Action Hero has been roaming Europe in a motor home converted into a recording studio. With every random encounter on the road, Gemma Paintin and […] The post Recording love songs across Europe and in Nyon – Onlin...

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  • Get into football with InterSoccer’s summer camps!
    Get into football with InterSoccer’s summer camps!

    Did you know football was invented in ….. drum roll…… China?!  It’s invention is estimated at 476BC. Today, it is the most-watched, and played sport on Earth! Find some more fun and surprising facts about football here. InterSoccer offers us all the opportunity to join in on the hype! Their Summer Camps are back for […] The post Get into football with InterSoccer’s summer camps! ap...

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  • Readers – We would love your opinion!
    Readers – We would love your opinion!

      Living in Nyon is in transition! The founder and former editor of this website, Catherine Nelson-Pollard has recently moved back to the UK and I am the new editor of Living in Nyon. Catherine will still be helping with the site for at least another year (albeit remotely) and we are both looking forward […] The post Readers – We would love your opinion! appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • We're half-a-millionaire! 🎉 (CHF 501'215.32 to be exact)
    We're half-a-millionaire! 🎉 (CHF 501'215.32 to be exact)

    I forced myself not to write this article because I'm supposedly on a summer studious break, and also because it could have waited for my next net worth update article. But I couldn't resist... because we've just passed the half-million CHF net worth mark!!! With patience, savings and determination, anything is possible in personal finance. I'm living proof if you still needed it ;) And you...

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  • Net worth and savings rate update June 2020: CHF 480'178.87 (+CHF 18'074.80)
    Net worth and savings rate update June 2020: CHF 480'178.87 (+CHF 18'074.80)

    Our fortune invested in the stock market continues to grow thanks to our favourite ETFs. And our cash flow is well in the green thanks to a good month of June in terms of salaries and income linked to the blog. 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). Also, follow...

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