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  • King of the coupon
    Ah, the coupon. A favorite tool of marketeers and retail supermarkets and a magnet for some shoppers. The coupon is a voucher which can be digital (such as in the form of a code you have to enter upon purchase) or physical which entitles the holder to some sort of discount of the purchase of… Read More »King of the coupon
  • Icarus: looking back at an interesting and turbulent period in wake of the Gamestop frenzy
    The start of the year very much continued in the same vein as 2020: unpredictable and frantic. There was turmoil in Washington which was gobbled up by spectators all over the globe. In the US, there is a new president and the Covid pandemic is still raging while countries are struggling to plan the jabs… Read More »Icarus: looking back at an interesting and turbulent period in wake of the Gamestop frenzy
  • Piece of Cake
    Note: the following article will be mainly targeted at a Belgian audience. It is quite an interesting time to be alive, in many ways. As the pandemic is raging on in Europe and people are confined to their homes for the second time in 2020, I have the luxury of having a job which allows… Read More »Piece of Cake
  • 2020: A wrap-up
    As the festive season is upon us, one can get a bit melancholic and reflect upon the past year. I think it is fair to say that 2020 has been the most bizarre year in a lot of people’s lives. Confined to our homes for about three quarters of the year, 2020 will for a lot of… Read More »2020: A wrap-up
  • That way we’ll have it
    It can be painful from time to time to reflect and confront yourself with some of the expensive habits you have. As I recently moved into my humble new home, I was looking for ways to fill the huge shelf above my desk. My girlfriend had managed to fill it halfway already with plants in… Read More »That way we’ll have it
  • The subscription curse
    The accidental split second can end up ruining a month’s worth of savings. Think about being overconfident when parking your car (“I still have some margin!”) or your cellphone hitting the floor when reaching for it with your fingertips from your bed. Of course, the advice here could be to be more careful. That however… Read More »The subscription curse
  • Take to the skies: tips & tricks for cutting costs on your next plane ticket
    There are many things one can say about traveling. It will however – in monetary terms – not make you richer. Of course, traveling can be an enriching venture through the experiences you come across. It should therefore not immediately be banned from one’s quest to frugality! It is however possible to return home with a backpack full of… Read More »Take to the skies: tips & tricks for cutting costs on your next plane ticket
  • On auctions
    For a while, I was considering naming this article “How to channel your inner vulture”. The reason is quite straightforward. When I tell people what I have been up to last week, I get some slightly judging looks. Recently, I bought a house. One of the things I want to do in this house is… Read More »On auctions
  • On the economics of baking bread
    There are only a few things that I despised more as a child than eating bread. Very high on that rather short list was eating home-made bread. It was an ordeal I went through when visiting my father, who was what one could consider as an early pioneer in making one’s own bread. Not via… Read More »On the economics of baking bread