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How to Effectively Write with Confidence

How to Effectively Write with Confidence

The other day someone asked me whether I write a lot. I said I don’t know. What’s a lot? I write once a day a post on facebook. Sometimes two or three. And an article for our websites a couple of times a week. Such as this one. Writing is important for me because it keeps the grey matter fit. Which is one of our goals.

The person who asked me the question would love to write, but felt insecure. So I explained how he could overcome this insecurity. This article is an extended version of my explanation: How to effectively write with confidence.

Given our experiences, the most important tip is to write a lot. The more the better. No writer is born a star-writer. Every single one of them became better in time after writing thousands of words.

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How to Earn Money while Traveling, even as a Pensioner

How to Earn Money while Traveling, even as a Pensioner

Don’t you love to travel? I know I do. When I was young it wasn’t that common to go abroad, but my parents, specifically my mother, loved to go on holidays to other countries. From the age of 5, I went abroad.

Lucky me, my husband, Tom, likes to travel as well. Our holidays used to be expensive and we never spend a thought on how to earn money while traveling. We don’t like organized trips and I never realized that making all the arrangements on your own is costing a lot of extra money, even if you camp.

Not that it matters, we had a lot of fun. We stayed at one place for two or three days in a row, explored the surroundings, hiked a lot, and visited museums. After which we drove to the next place. And wrote in a travel log and on a blog, never with the intention to monetize that.

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Do I Retire Early or Not? That is the Most Exciting Question

Do I Retire Early or Not? That is the Most Exciting Question

Do I retire early or not? What motives could I possibly have to retire early or to postpone retirement

The answers to these questions are a very personal matter. However, in practice, when we contemplate on them, we will very quickly realize that the answers are not easy to give. This is because so many concerns are at stake.

Money is an issue, of course. Our wellbeing. Our health. Our partner will have some idea. When employed, the employer usually has made proper arrangements. However, in the end, the decision comes down to us.

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Disadvantages of Having a Credit Card and other Debts

Disadvantages of Having a Credit Card and other Debts

My father received his pay in a semi-transparent pay pouch. Banks were for the “people in high places” and my parents saved by bringing money to the post office, where the dimes and quarters were written by hand in a booklet.

Fortunately, a lot has changed since then. Almost everyone has a bank account, even more than one. Taking care of money matters has become very easy. However, the downside is that it is also easy to go into debt.

This article is about the disadvantages of having a credit card and other debts. After all, most homeowners have a mortgage. A car is easily leased or paid for with consumer credit. A credit card makes buying on installment obvious.

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Money Management in Retirement, an Unusual Approach

Money Management in Retirement, an Unusual Approach

Is money management in any way related to your life? Or do you consider it something from the past, when you were younger and had a family to keep? I’ll explain why I consider money management to be of all ages. And why money management in retirement is important.

How old are you when you have come to the end of your life? Some people freak out by this question. Others respond that they have never thought about it. Only a few mention a number.

We all have a notion of what we want from life, haven’t we? We want to grow old and we want to be healthy. And as soon as you put a number on it, you can calculate whether you have enough money to get there.

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What is a Passive Income Stream? Have you ever heard of it?

What is a Passive Income Stream? Have you ever heard of it?

Some 8 years ago I was attending a business seminar and suddenly I pricked up my ears. What? What was he saying? The topic was Income and a passive income stream was mentioned as one of the possibilities.

Until then, I had never heard of the phrase and for a while, I kept wondering “What is a passive income stream?”

It was a solid business seminar and the question was answered thoroughly that day. Ever since I was intrigued and have tried several possibilities. I love learning new stuff and this was new to me. Although… not completely new, because unaware of the terminology I had been making a couple of passive income streams. 🙂

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How to Build an Emergency Fund? Do you Need it as a Pensioner?

How to Build an Emergency Fund? Do you Need it as a Pensioner?

How to build an emergency fund and whether you need it as a pensioner is in the end your decision. In this article, you’ll discover what an emergency fund is and how to work out how much you’ll need.

A pension, which is deposited into your bank account every 25th day of the month, provides peace and security. However, it can also make you sloppy in handling your money.

Especially in the ex-pat community here in Spain we regularly meet people who have called it a day. Worked hard all their lives and now no longer feel like worrying about anything anymore.

This often has a negative effect on their attitude towards their weight and health, but certainly also brings a kind of indifference about their finances.

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7 Terrific Tourist Attractions in Cartagena, Spain

7 Terrific Tourist Attractions in Cartagena, Spain

A joke from my childhood: a bull called Hannibal jumped over the fence and exclaimed that his name was now Hanni because he had lost his balls in the barbed wire. A pretty lame joke, all the more since my schoolmates used to tease me with it.

I knew that Hannibal the army commander (the one from the elephants) was associated with the Spanish city of Cartagena, but only recently I discovered the exact connection in the museum of the Punic Wall.

Apart from the Punic Wall, there are several other exquisite attractions in Cartagena. The city is only an hour’s drive from our house, so we visit this beautiful city often.

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How to Make a Successful Facebook Page and Get More Likes

How to Make a Successful Facebook Page and Get More Likes

For ages, I have had websites with a lot of articles about my different endeavors. And like everybody else, I want my articles to get read by interested people. Making it at some point necessary to make an accompanying Facebook page.

It is not that hard to make a page. But very soon 2 questions will pop up:

  • How to make a successful Facebook page?
  • How do I get more likes on my page and my posts?

There are other Social Media that can be helpful if you want to promote your website. For this article, I concentrate on Facebook, because I’m more familiar with this medium.

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Is Financial Freedom for Seniors an Illusion or a Possibility?

Is Financial Freedom for Seniors an Illusion or a Possibility?

Most websites you bump into when you browse for financial freedom for seniors are from either financial institutions or care organizations. This article focuses on the fundamental you will have to build, if you want to work towards financial freedom.

Financial freedom is defined as having enough income to pay for living expenses for the rest of your life without being employed or dependent on others.

You will achieve that when you retire or receive a large inheritance. But also if you find a way to get paid for your work more than once.

Writers and musicians receive royalties on their book or piece of music. Computer programs and apps are sold. Examples of creating something once and getting paid as often as something is sold.

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