Can you retire with cash instead of bonds?

Retirement, Investing

This last decade, bonds have performed poorly, especially in Europe. So, many people wonder why they should have bonds in their portfolios.

I have never owned bonds. But I still like the idea of having safe assets in my portfolio. But bonds being what they are, what do we have left? Cash is still a safe asset, even safer than bonds. However, the returns are pretty bad.

Can you retire with a portfolio of stocks and cash? Let’s find out! In this article, I redo the results of the Trinity Study, using cash instead of bonds. The results are pretty surprising!

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IBKR Global Trader Review – Simple stock trading


Many people believe that Interactive Brokers is too complicated for them to trade. So, they choose an inferior platform instead.

Well, Interactive Brokers is not that complicated, and it just became even simpler! Interactive Brokers recently introduced a new mobile app, IBKR Global Trader.

Interactive Brokers designed the IBKR Global Trader to make trading simpler than ever and reduce friction. So, in this review, we see what this new app is about and whether it holds its promises.

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How do commission-free brokers make money?


These last few years, we have seen more and more commission-free brokers pop up. At first sight, they look great. Who would not want to pay fewer transaction fees?

But usually, if something is too good to be true, that is because it is! How do these commission-free brokers make money if they do not charge anything?

We discuss that exact question in this article! By the end of this article, you will know how these brokers make money and whether that is good for you or not!

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Charles Schwab International Review – Pros & Cons


Charles Schwab is a giant financial firm in the United States. Among other services, they offer stock broker services. And through Charles Schwab International, they are open to non-US residents.

Many of my readers have requested that I write about it. Therefore, I will review Charles Schwab International from the point of view of a Swiss investor. We will how much it costs to invest with Charles Schwab International and the advantages and disadvantages.

I only focus on their offer for non-US residents. They also offer their platform for US investors under slightly different conditions.

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Just Keep Buying – Book Review


I have not done a book review in a long time on this blog. I felt like most books did not deserve to be talked about. However, I felt like Just Keep Buying, from Nick Maggiulli, deserved to be talked about.

In this article, I will review this book, what I liked and what I did not like. By the end of the book review, you should know whether you want to read that book or not.

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Raiffeisen Rio Review 2022


Recently, I did a review of Raiffeisen as a bank account, and several people asked me what I thought about their Robo-advisor service. So, I researched this product.

Raiffeisen Rio is a new Robo-advisor, proposed by Raiffeisen. They are quite different in the way they invest your money.

In this review, I go into detail about the Raiffeisen Rio service. By the end of the review, you will know whether you should invest or not with Raiffeisen Rio.

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