Greetings and welcome to HopeFreiheit.com.
Traditionally there seems to be two schools of life:
- Go to college, get a job, work 9-to-5 all your life until retirement or financial independence, then relax at old age when you don’t have the energy and youth to do a lot of things (“The System“).
- “YOLO” and live it up, backpack across Southeast Asia until your 30’s then suddenly realize that you are poor, so buckle down and start working hard (“The Millennial“).
I don’t like either of the above.
I think we should be able to both enjoy life and save/invest for our future at the same time.
To do that, you must generate passive income and make your money work for you, while retaining a level of flexibility and freedom to do things you enjoy (travel, etc.).
This blog is exactly to show you my techniques and experiences in achieving that lifestyle.
Moreover, I am a Millennial and I made this site for fellow Millennials like you, to share with you my insights on money and lifestyle. This is not some generic financial advice site written by Boomer penny pinchers.
Topics covered here include personal finance, investing, generating passive income, bitcoin, and leveraging geoarbitrage for your best life as a global citizen.
“Freiheit” = German word for freedom
I’m all about live and let live. Why should we live our entire life under someone else’s rules, according to someone else’s schedule, and making someone else rich?
I spent (too many) years getting two degrees in university followed by a corporate job, which I quit two years later after realizing that I was living the life of a drone.
I drove 3,000 km across North America to drop all my belongings off at my parents’ house, and booked a one-way ticket to Asia. I dove head-first into the unknown and made the move abroad to start a new life as a digital nomad, doing things which are entirely unrelated to my formal education.
Since then, I have been living abroad full-time and living life to the fullest. I started my first online business (Amazon FBA) using my personal savings, and I got exposed to crazy new tech and social phenomena like Bitcoin. I traveled and lived the digital nomad life on multiple occasions, but I have mostly set up a home base in Shanghai.
I can confidently say that quitting my lacklustre corporate job and making the bold move abroad, armed with only optimism and research, was the best decision I’ve made in my life. It was the decision that had the biggest overall impact on my life and brought me the most happiness.
I value freedom and the ability to go wherever I want, and we are so fortunate to be alive in an era where global mobility has never been easier (until COVID-19, that is). This does not only apply to travel, this also applies to opportunities in business and investment.
I discovered Bitcoin in 2016, and went deep into the rabbit hole. I can confidently say that Bitcoin is the biggest thing to happen to mankind since the advent of the Internet, and within the next 10 years it will drastically revolutionize money, governments, and banking as we know it.
While backpacking a couple years ago, I suddenly came to the realization that most of the backpackers around me were stingy, broke, and generally lacking ambition. I realized that I was getting too old for smelly hostel dorms and fake alcohol, and I didn’t want to be part of the “brokepackers” digital nomad farce anymore. Traveling and nomading, I realized, are better enjoyed with some money, like most things in life.
A globetrotting life is not worth living if you cannot live it with some comfort, style, and prosperity. And that’s why it’s important to get your finances right while you are chasing fun and new experiences. Our goal here is to do both.
On this site, I’m putting everything I know about personal finance, investing, and business hustle to paper, and hopefully some of it may be of help to you.
Thanks for coming, and feel free to stay a while.
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