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Personal update: our February 2021

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2021 has been wild so far. So wild. We always felt a bit skeptical at everyone saying how 2021 was going to be so much better than 2020, knowing what was coming at us. For those of you who don't know, in September last year, when Intan was 20 weeks pregnant, we heard how our baby has HLHS. We wrote about how we dealt with it back then. Now, after our daughter has spent her first month alive in the intensive care at LUMC, we wanted to write an update. This is more of a personal update, containing less reflection and lessons learned.

Five things you (really) should be doing with your finances

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It has always puzzled me that there is very little education on how to deal with money. We spend very little time teaching the next generation how to deal with their personal finances. So here are some tips, and they are not just for the next generation. I did not come up with these myself. They are not groundbreaking. They are not new. You can find them all over the web. But when you start applying them, you will really notice the difference. Click the link to read the full post.

What to do when your tax-returns come in

In The Netherlands, this is tax-return season. Many people who filed tax-returns on time, have already received either the bill or the return. So I might be a little late with this post - but better late than never, right? And if the word “taxes” bores you, maybe that is exactly the reason for you to keep on reading! I’m not a tax-expert, so this will be an easy post for you to understand for sure. But it will help you!

What to reading during lock down? 5 tips by 5 different people

It seems to me that everyone is faced with challenges currently, and for most of us they look different than those we face during 'normal' times. Right now, we all have to learn and we have to learn different things. That's why I asked five different people, with different backgrounds, occupations and lifestyles to recommend a book each. Because what is useful for us to read right now is different for everyone!

Guest blog: how to build community in an isolated society

This blog is written by Jamie Baker, our social media and marketing guru in our church. In this time where meeting physically is restricted, we still want to continue building community. Maybe you are an entrepreneur and you are looking for ways to keep on engaging with your clients and audience. Maybe you are not religious - but I still think you can get some really good ideas from Jamie's insights! Enjoy this guest post!