Who is Mr Stockles?

  • Age: 25 – 30 years
  • Nationality: Norwegian / Swedish
  • Live: Norway, Bergen
  • Education: MSc Electrical Engineering (3/5 years) and MBA Finance
  • Prior Eduction: Officer Army School, exchange in Sydney and exchange in Tokyo)
  • Savings: $10000 in 2018
  • Hobbies: Stocks, Crossfit (Not the glamorous shit), Backpacking and Hiking
  • Idol: Leonardo da Vinci
  • Dream: Don’t have one main dream. I just want to keep seeing stuff, learning and feeling that I’m moving somewhere.

For a more detailed overview, read my interview here:

Interview With Stockles

My goal:

My goal is to reach financial independence before 2040. I could probably reach this point at least at 2035, but travelling is another major passion for me. Actually, it´s so important that in 2015, I travelled to 20 countries, but spent nothing more than $30 each day (that´s food and accommodation). And that´s why I have extended my goal by 5 years. I want to live while I save.

What’s my definition of financial independence?

It roots down to three things: Freedom, creativity and travelling

It does not mean that I want to retire at the age of 30-40. The goal has to be to find a job you love, work when you want to, travel as much as possible and do what you want, when you want. That´s financial independence for me. Read more here: Why Financial Independence?

I will do this by continuously putting more money into the stock market, getting dividends and reinvesting dividends into quality companies. My index fund will aslo do this, but it will happen automatically. If you know how an exponential function looks like, it does not move much in the start. But hey, call me in 10 – 20 – 30 – 40 years and you will be A M A Z E D. Or maybe you will just be grateful that you learned the same thing and started saving. The younger the better, but mature readers, don´t worry. You just have to save a bit more than the youngsters. If that happens, don´t hessitate inviting me for a beer or coffee. I would love to hear your story and how you are accomplishing your dreams 🙂


  1. Great job at a young age. It goes by fast so enjoy it! I’m interested to see where you end up in ten or so years. Keep saving and investing and things will work out faster than 2040!

    1. Hi Divi Cents,

      Thank you. Will do my best to preform in a suitable manner. Looking forward to seeing the results from the snowball effect in the future. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

    1. Hi Lucas03,

      The code was just wrongly placed and Stockles works great with Google Analytics now. Thanks for letting me know about the error.

  2. Hey stockles,

    i just discovered your blog and it looks great! – we definitely share the passion for investing. At the End of 2015 i started my journey to Financial Independence and despite the necessary patience and discipline it’s so much fun…I like your diversified portfolio, some of your stocks are in my portfolio too… If you have the time you can check out my blog (it’s bilingual -english/german) and portfolio here:


    Greetings from Germany,

    1. Hey DividendSolutions

      Thanks for stopping by my site. I have checked out your site and tried to read the german part but I must admit that my german is not as good as it used to be. Will check how you are doing from time to time. Having a blog is so much fun and it makes everything much more clearer! Good luck with your journey towards FI!


  3. Hello Stockles,
    You run a great blog here, let me tell you. Is there any way to contact you via private e-mail? I have an interesting offer from which you might benefit. Please get back to me.

    Cheers, and keep up the good work!


  4. Hello there. Fun to see yo are Norwegian ;-). I am to, and trying to do the same, saving as much as possible and investing. i dont have all the same investment strategy, but not that much different either. I have also considered starting a blog, but we will see. Guess it takes a lot of work. Just asking, how many wievers do you have here?

    1. Hey Torbjørn!

      Glad to see another norwegian here on Stockles! As long as one saves in either index or quality companies, and try to stay calm, I think most people will do good.

      I just made a submeny called “How to Start a Blog” Check it out here:

      This blog is fearly new and I´m just now understanding SEO and such, but I have about 250 daily viewers, and in total 20000. But I can see that the blog is growing fast, so I think I will reach 50000 before 2018=)

  5. Hi, I like your site and style of blogging.

    Great goal – I am myself travelling towards FI in some distant future.

    I was just thinking if you have a manifesto or rules you live by when Dividend Growth Investing – for a newbie like me it would be great to see for inspiration.

    And what about Pandora – according to Shareville you bought a bunch but you do not have any in your portfolio. Have you sold them again?

    Keep going – and I’ll keep following.

    1. Hi DividendNose,

      Welcome to my blog! Great to have you here!

      I do and that was a good tip. Should definitely do a post about it.

      I had just forgotten to add it. Have not sold any Pandora stocks. The total return on Pandora is now 25%.

      Good to have you onboard TheNose!

  6. Financial Independence to me is a state where you no longer need to exchange time for money, and you have enough passive cash flow from your assets every month to cover your fixed expenses and the desired lifestyle. Anyone can achieve financial independence. You just need to understand the process and follow it step by step. There are no shortcuts in life.

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