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6 Things You Need to Know Before Using Investment Apps

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6 Things You Need to Know Before Using Investment Apps

Do you invest as a student? How many investment apps do you use? Do you know the risks of using investment apps? Investing will help you ensure financial independence. When you have your personal finances in order you can start investing to create a new income stream. This will help you accumulate wealth over time. But first, you must do your own research on what to invest in, and also, where to invest. There are many investment apps that you can use in the Netherlands such as: Revolut, eToro, Trading 212, Binance, Peaks, Bux, Degiro, etc. However, it can get...

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8 Ways to Save Money as a Student in the Netherlands

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8 Ways to Save Money as a Student in the Netherlands

How can you save money as a student in the Netherlands? The Netherlands is a great place to live and study, but it can get quite expensive for a student. That's why it's important to save money and manage your personal finances effectively. Here are 8 ways you can save money.

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Checklist for International (Caribbean) Students

Checklist for International (Caribbean) Students

  As a future international student, you might want to first check out this checklist before coming to the Netherlands. This checklist is meant to help you prepare any possible documents and actions needed before/after you come to the Netherlands. Things like registering at your cities municipality, enrolling for a study, getting healthcare insurance and opening a bank account require important documents. Important documents: Photo ID (6x). Copy of a valid passport (3x). Copy of a valid ID (3x). Proof of registry of your home country (2x). Copy of your foreign bank account (2x). Copy of your social security number...

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Adding Value to Your Used Study Books

Adding Value to Your Used Study Books

We all know how expensive study books are. When starting a new study, sometimes you have to invest a lot of money in buying brand new books. Some studies require you to buy a lot of books... But the main question is: do you have to buy all brand new? The answer is most likely no. It all depends on your school requirements if it has to be the latest edition or if you can use older editions as well. The quality doesn't really matter since you only will be needing the information inside the book. An alternative is to...

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The Difference Between Cheap and Frugal

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The Difference Between Cheap and Frugal

Cheap is not the same as frugal and vice versa. Let's make it clear what the main difference is between being cheap and being frugal. Being cheap means not willing to spend money on the things you love. Let’s say you like traveling: if you’re being cheap you will stop traveling in order to save some money. Sacrificing what you love for the sake of money is being cheap and that's not good. This negative effect makes you feel miserable because you love to travel but for the sake of being cheap you won’t do it. Being frugal is different....

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