How to get started on the stockmarket

Isn’t that only for grey old men Ellen? Aren’t you afraid you’re going to loose it all? Don’t you need like 20.000 euro’s to start off with?! Oh, so is it similar to banking on bitcoin?

Once I tell people in my surroundings I invest a bit of money on the market I tend to get a lot of mixed responses. At first, I was therefore very shy to talk about this. But now I’ve come to a point where I honestly don’t care what people assume, and I rather want to break some misconceptions that are out there.

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Racking up that F-U Money

One of my favorite Sunday night pastimes is to go through my portfolio and decide where I want to invest in the coming week. Monday mornings the stockmarkets open, which means: my money tree grows, and with it: my financial freedom. Some weeks I don’t invest at all, some weeks €100, other times €500+. Investing for me is a hobby, however, it’s also a possibility for me to say ‘Fuck You!’ if I ever encounter a situation where I’d be financially dependent on someone/something.

Having ‘fuck you’ money is incredibly important for women to have. You’ll be able to leave a job you’re not comfortable at, you’ll be able to walk away from a bad relationship, you’ll be able to pack your bags and say: ‘fuck it, I’m out of here’ and travel abroad for 7 months. It’s a safeguard for never having to depend on someone else providing you with financial security. It’s better: it leads to financial freedom. Continue reading