Welcome to my personal blog!
If you want to learn more about me, check out the about page.
Alternatively, just jump right into any of the topics that interest you. I love to write and am passionate about several topics, so I’ve organized all my content into the following categories for your convenience.
Finance and investing is one of my main passions these days, and I’ve written extensively about my experiences on this blog.
If you want to check out some online platforms to get an idea why I’m so excited about the endless possibilities for investing right from the comfort of our homes, check out the lists below.
Most platforms are available to international investors. Typically, U.K. based platforms and many U.S. based platforms restrict the investor pool to their own citizens due to their countries regulatory complications, however the European platforms are typically open to all investors except those hailing from a few blacklisted countries.
P2P Lending Platform Reviews
P2P lending is an alternative investment that comes with its own risks but can provide high returns. I’ve been averaging around 12% across all the platforms I’ve invested in. Expect some portion of your loan portfolio to default at some point, it’s just the nature of this business, but this will usually be compensated by the profits you would have earned.
Here are a few of my favorite P2P lending investment platforms:
I’ve written extensively about this topic, so make sure you head over to my page on P2P lending for a deep dive into this asset class.
Property / Real Estate Platform Reviews
Real estate investing needs little introduction. We all know that this asset class has been one of the top choices for investors since time immemorial. Nothing beats owning land and buildings. It’s an asset that you can see, use or rent out. It doesn’t require any technical knowledge so the barrier to entry is very low. And that is why real estate remains the number one place for people to park their money.
I have been dabbling in real estate through various platforms over the years, and this has given me a good idea of what works and what doesn’t. Here’s a quick list of some of my favorite platforms reviewed on this site.
For more information about real estate investing you can head over to my dedicated page on property investments.
I love the innovation that is happening in the crypto space right now, and believe that many of the projects will change the financial world completely.
Here’s a handy list of crypto exchanges that I’ve reviewed. These are all good for buying crypto and trading.
- Coinbase – read my review
- Kraken – read my review
- Binance – read my review
- eToro – read my review
- Bitpanda – read my review
If you want to do some more advanced crypto trading, for example using derivatives, I would look at the following platforms:
Products I Use
I’m very passionate about products, and one of my hobbies consists of researching and trying out products.
Creating a Blog
WordPress is my chosen platform for creating blogs, and I wrote an introductory guide to starting a blog, so check that one out if you’re interested in doing something similar to what I’m doing here.
I’ve written a post about how I found my ideal hosting for my WordPress sites, so you should definitely check that out if you want to know more about my selection process.
For a quick recommendation, however, these are my favorite web hosts:
High traffic sites:
The first thing you need when starting a new website is, of course, a domain name.
- Namesilo is where I’ve got most of my domains registered, they offer free WHOIS protection. Their .com domain registrations start from $8.99.
- Namecheap is where I register my .io domains. Prices for domains start at $3.98.
I recommend Freedom.to if you are looking for a cross-platform solution for blocking out distracting websites for stretches of time. It works flawlessly and will repay your investment very quickly. It is one of my essential tools since I suffer from the shiny object syndrome.
I use Blinkist for
- quickly revising books that I’ve read already
- discovering new books and deciding whether I want to read the full book
- exploring new topics in a non-daunting way
Followupthen is one of my essentials in Gmail.
Since we travel alot, I use Safety Wing which is the most user-friendly travel insurance I’ve found, and is especially great for digital nomads or remote teams.
Music for Working
Here are my favorite sites/apps for listening to music while working:
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Grammarly for Spelling and Grammar checking
Do you always have a grammar-wiz friend or professional look over your writing to make sure it is error-free an easy to read? What if I told you there was a tool to help you proof-read your work and check for grammatical errors? Well, there is!
Grammarly is an awesome, FREE, online grammar checker for proofreading. It identifies grammar mistakes, spelling mistakes, and typos. Simply click on the error and it provides solutions and explanations to your mistake. I love that Grammarly integrates seamlessly across multiple platforms. You can use Grammarly Microsoft Office, an online dashboard, or the Grammarly Chrome plugin.
Grammarly can even help you improve your writing in Google Docs! Grammarly has a beta version for Chrome in Google Docs to all users! You want to impress your collaborators with your excellent writing, use Grammarly!
Skype video and audio recording – Ecamm Call Recorder
This is very useful when I need to record important conversations and when recording interviews for my podcast.
If you require any other recommendations for resources not listed here, just get in touch and I’ll do my best to help you out.
Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links and I will earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase through those links. These are all products/services that I currently use or have used before and I am recommending them because they are helpful and are companies that I trust.