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Marrying in Corona times: good for your wallet

You read that right, I'm a married man as of the 2nd of May! First things first, saving money was not the key reason we got married in this period ;). The major reason we wanted to get married was that we believe in it and want to share our lives. Cliché, I know.
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Wallet With Euro Coins

My monthly Savings Rate report: April 2020

April was the prelude to a life-changing May. Quite a few preparations were made in April for a big moment in May so it's only a given that some money was spent. Add to that the higher grocery expenses due to the corona measures and you can already guess that April wasn't a cheap month. Luckily I received my profit participation which prevented me from going negative.
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Coronavirus impact on my new apartment

Because of lockdown and social distancing rules, many constructions sites have come to a halt. Just like my newly bought, yet to be completed apartment. I mailed my contractor to see what the impact will be for the Brussel’s apartment. I’m still waiting for a responses, but I expect something like: “we’re doing our utmost best to limit the impact but ”a small” delay is possible”.

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6 cheap ways to keep busy at home

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Being stuck inside for longer periods is never fun, whether it’s because you have the flu, or because the rest of the world has it and you don’t know who exactly so you are locked up for three weeks now, with no end in sight yet. To help with the boredom I’ve tried to do some new things, or at the very least pick something up that I wanted to do for a long time but never got to, for… reasons.

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Wallet With Euro Coins

My monthly Savings Rate report: March 2020

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Well, this was an interesting month for obvious reasons. The Coronavirus took a hold of the world this month after it caused a lockdown in China. It’s not exaggerated to say the coronavirus has the world in its grip. The upside to this for me personally is that it means I barely made any expenses besides groceries. I did make one large purchase after receiving a tax deduction on my apartment.

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Wallet With Euro Coins

My monthly Savings Rate report: February 2020

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This February update is finally a lighter one. The start is the end of my trip to my fiancee’s home country. After this, things have remained relatively calm beside the occasional date night. We saw “Little Women” for example. Unfortunately, my Savings Rate still isn’t above 50%.

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How travel insurance saved me 1500 EUR

Update

I received confirmation today (16/03/2020) that my claim was approved and I receive all the made expenses (1,464.13 EUR) back (minus a contractual cost of 50 EUR). The total comes down to 1,414.13 EUR.

Last two weeks I was on a life-changing holiday. I visited my family-in-law and proposed to my girlfriend; who said yes! Visiting her home country, meeting her closest friends and family, and proposing, was a wonderful experience. Unfortunately, this amazing time got disrupted by something that can happen to most tourists: bacterial intestinal infection.

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