Jachim Gobien

Jachim was born and raised in Belgium. He worked for approximately 9 years for BNP Paribas, a leading European banking group, in various roles. Since 2013, he has lived in several countries in the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Master's degree in Law from the University of Antwerp and another Master degree's in Management from the KU Leuven. Since 2008, he has been an active and passionate investor in the financial markets and a backer of various crowdfunding campaigns.

Cyber security threats are an emerging threat for everyone, including freelancers and SME’s

Why cyber security threats are essential for freelance and small businesses?

Fast internet connections, remote roles, and a plethora of professional tools have aided in the transition of more people working on a freelance basis or launching their startup. When you’re working on a client project, it’s easy to forget about keeping your own and your client’s data safe. It’s almost a source of pride for …

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Pet visiting veterinarian

How valuable is pet health insurance? Is it affordable and does it cover pre-existing conditions?

Many pet parents chose to participate in a pet insurance plan to prepare for unforeseen veterinary emergencies. Just like humans, animals can develop health issues over their lives or encounter an accident. Because a lot of the equipment and medicines used for animal healthcare are the same as the ones used in human medicine, so …

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Currency conversion fees: Did you ever feel cheater after exchanging money?

Wise transfer: The best way to save on currency conversion fees

Wise (Previously known as Transferwise) is a lightning-quick service that allows you to save enormously on currency conversion fees. The cost of transferring money abroad is much lower relative to traditional banks and foreign-exchange money brokers because they apply a (1) low transfer fee, and (2) the real mid-market exchange rate. The mid-market exchange rate is the …

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Geographic arbitrage turbocharges your net worth

How geographic arbitrage can help you reach Financial Independence Retire Early

Geographic arbitrage (in short: geoarbitrage) is a powerful concept because you can take advantage of price differences between two locations. It might result in a gigantic increase in your cash flows. You can redeploy these streams of income to repay debt faster, or to invest in assets that yield you even more wealth. Geographic arbitrage is …

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The Berkus method: A pre-revenue valuation method

The Berkus method: an elegantly simple model to value a pre-revenue start-up

The Berkus method provides entrepreneurs and early-stage investors with a simple framework to value a pre-revenue startup by focusing on risk factors instead of financial projections. This method is useful for founders and early-stage investors (angels, early-stage venture capital, and crowdfunding backers). However, the model’s simplicity does not replace the need to perform a comprehensive …

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Heavily discounted software deals

Heavily Discounted Software Deals To Boost Sales And Outclass Your Competition

You are a startup or a freelancer in need of essential investments in software tools or other digital assets. With the aid of software tools, you would be able to boost sales, outclass your competition, enhance the efficiency of your operations, and/or reduce your expenses. But the high, recurring subscription fees are a nightmare for …

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