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:
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 🙂