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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New selection of summer activities for August
    New selection of summer activities for August

    Summer is in full swing! Take advantage of our region and all it has to offer during the holiday months. After a fist selection of activities for the summer published a month ago, we are back with a new selection to keep you and your families busy and take full advantage of all our region […] The post New selection of summer activities for August appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Re-launching the season at the Conservatoire
    Re-launching the season at the Conservatoire

    The Conservatoire de L’Ouest Vaudois is the result of a fusion in 1991 between the conservatories of Nyon, Gland, and Rolle. It was originally located in the Theatre Beausobre in Morges before moving to the Villa Thomas located in Nyon in 2000. In 2001 the conservative de Morges also joined the group and together they became the […] The post Re-launching the season at the Conservatoire ap...

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  • Mathieu makes CHF 1'000/month of additional income by sharing his professional knowledge (Swiss side hustle #1)
    Mathieu makes CHF 1'000/month of additional income by sharing his professional knowledge (Swiss side hustle #1)

    Today we are in the company of Mathieu, a reader from the Gros-de-Vaud region, Switzerland. His ambition is to achieve financial independence in order to stop working for his 40th birthday (he is 33 years old today). In addition to his "standard" job, Mathieu has managed to earn an extra CHF 1'000 per month for almost a year now. Let's see what you can learn from his experience in order to ...

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  • Festival des arts vivants
    Festival des arts vivants

    FAR (Festival des Arts Vivants) is Nyon’s final major festival of the year. Due to the particular circumstances we are having this year, it brings art to life in a different way! Performances in the public space, radio projects, choreographic journeys in the middle of nature, one-to-one story-sharing, works sent home and to be activated by […] The post Festival des arts vivants appeared fi...

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  • Live Music by the Lake! – Rive Jazzy Festival from 9th July to 8th August 2020
    Live Music by the Lake! – Rive Jazzy Festival from 9th July to 8th August 2020

    Many music festivals in the Nyon area have had to been cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but one live music festival that is still going ahead is Rive Jazzy. This festival starts today, Thursday the 9th July, with “Laurence Guillod and The Fats Boys” playing traditional jazz in Place Molard (near the […] The post Live Music by the Lake! – Rive Jazzy Festival from 9th Ju...

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  • Sunrise on a Sunday Morning in Nyon
    Sunrise on a Sunday Morning in Nyon

    Easy like Sunday morning   Here’s a short video filmed at sunrise in Nyon on the 5th July 2020. The lakeside was very quiet at 06:00, there were few people around, just a few swans and a petite peloton of cyclists. Video filmed by Catherine Nelson-Pollard. Check out the Nyonlass Youtube channel     The post Sunrise on a Sunday Morning in Nyon appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Fantastic summer activities in the Nyon area!
    Fantastic summer activities in the Nyon area!

    This year is the opportunity to spend the summer in our beautiful area and enjoy the variety of activities available in this region. Despite most of the festivals being canceled (they will be sadly missed), we are privileged to have access to so many beautiful outdoor places well worth visiting. Christian Bronsil, on behalf of […] The post Fantastic summer activities in the Nyon area! appeare...

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