My top 3 most popular posts

TOP 3 Posts

I like to monitor the “metrics” of my Online Media Platform (OMP) as much as those from my investments. While for the investment I monitor several performance indicators, for the OMP I mostly check the “number of views” per page. After three years of blogging and 114 posts – “vox populi” – my top 3 most popular articles – those who received the highest “page views” – are by far the following: 

1) The money Code. Become a millionaire with the ancient Jewish code

2) How to calculate my financial freedom number using the 4% rule

3) The most important formulas in personal finance

 Do I feel these articles grasp the core mission and message of “Sweat Your Assets”? 

My answer is…Yes, to a certain extent!

A) The Money Code is related to the MINDSET” aspect of Money Management, the soft skills.

B) How to calculate my financial freedom number & The most important formulas in Personal Finance refer to the technical skills of MONEY MANAGEMENT / PERSONAL FINANCE

Soft skills and technical skills are the two sides of the coin of money management.

Do you want to know more? Check out the summary of each article and the links to the original posts.

 

TOP 1 – THE MONEY CODE. BECOME A MILLIONAIRE WITH THE ANCIENT JEWISH CODE

Image of the book: the Money Code

In its author’s words, the Money Code that Jewish knew for centuries is found in the books containing history’s greatest wisdom of all time: Jewish religious texts. Although some popular religious texts such as the New Testament, Quran, Bhagavad Gita, Tao Te Ching or Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol) contain interesting insights and wisdom, it is the Jewish religious texts such as the Old Testament [Tanakh] that contains valuable information on acquiring Wealth.

Even if the contents discussed strongly delve into Judaism, the book is written for non-Jews and also for non-religious people: the reader does not need to become a Jew or convert to their religion, Judaism, to become wealthy“.

H. W. Charles believes that your financial success depends upon:

  1. the wisdom you learn from these Jewish books and
  2. your will to change your way of doing things and take action

You can read the full article here.

TOP 2 – How to calculate my financial freedom number with the 4% rule

What amount of money makes us feel we have reached “financial security” or “financial freedom”? Do we know the number? Is it 500,000 USD? 1 million USD? or 10 million USD?

Most of us are scared to look at our current financial position. Somehow it is like knowing to be out of shape; we know we might have gained weight, but we don’t want to step on the scale and know how much. It is difficult to monitor our weight if we don’t measure it, and we don’t have a specific goal; the same goes for our finances. We must also remind ourselves that it is difficult to achieve something we cannot measure. Identifying a numerical target can dramatically help.

 Let’s be clear: if we live within our means, if we have a “safe” job, career or business, if the government/welfare of our country looks after us in case of need,  it provides us with a suitable retirement package, then calculating our financial freedom number could appear an academic exercise, a nerd curiosity.

On the other hand, if we feel our current job or business market is highly uncertain, if the welfare of our country won’t fully provide us with the necessary support, if we ultimately want full understanding and control over our financial future, it is then crucial to identify a numeric target for our financial goals.

You can read the full article here

 

TOP 3 – The Most important Formulas in Personal Finance

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Do we need math skills in personal finance and investing? 

Financial success is 80% about soft skills (mindset) and 20% about technical skills. Still, that 20% is indispensable: it is a conditio sine qua non. Luckily, you don’t need to be math geeks; you need to keep it simple and rely on basic arithmetic calculations. Even the Great Investor Warren Buffett made this clear:

Investors should be sceptical of [complex] history-based models. Constructed by a nerdy-sounding priesthood using esoteric terms such as beta, gamma, sigma and the like, these models tend to look impressive. Too often, though, investors forget to examine the assumptions behind the symbols.

My advice: “Beware of geeks bearing formulas.” In fact, even if there is always the risk and/or pleasure of building complex models, personal finance and investing can be successfully managed with a simple “back of the envelope calculation”

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