FIRE Aside: Building A Vintage Vacuum Tube Radio Receiver

Some time ago I built a mining rig for mining crypto-currencies ('Ether' to be more precise). I am not going to explain all the technical details, but it's a very powerful computer that does only one thing: Running a so-called hashing algorithm. Hashing is the transformation of an input into a usually shorter fixed-length output … Continue reading FIRE Aside: Building A Vintage Vacuum Tube Radio Receiver

Early Retirement: Could A Bad Sequence Of Returns Annihilate Your Portfolio?

You had done all the right calculations. At least that's what you thought. And according to the math the accumulated invested capital was exactly what you needed to bridge the years from your early retirement until full pension age. Even the average return was very close to what you had used in your formula's. But … Continue reading Early Retirement: Could A Bad Sequence Of Returns Annihilate Your Portfolio?

How to invest in the ‘digital currency space’?

Update: This is a old post I wrote some time ago about investing in cryptocurrency. I am publishing it here because it is related to 'early retirement planning'. I am not actively investing in digital currency, but do operate a home made mining rig. Let's say you want to jump on to the cryptocurrency train … Continue reading How to invest in the ‘digital currency space’?