1. What did you buy with your first self-earned money?
I bought the car from my parents – with all the damage known to me – as my father wrote in the sales contract (… because it was caused by me).
2. What tools do you use to organize your finances?
For my current finances I use what my online bank offers – it’s very convenient and clear.
3. Do you own stocks or funds?
Only shares. I like to feel connected to the companies in which I invest and I, of course, also take a close look at the financial reporting.
4. If we gave you 1000 Euros, what would you do with the money?
I’d invest in a company of which I still have no shares. Diversification is always good. Since the money would be a gift, I would also choose a riskier investment; more risk, but also more opportunity.
5. What is worth spending (a lot of) money on?
On travel, education, and of course children.
6. Have you ever forgotten your PIN?
I have the PINs for the PC at work and the bank accounts in my head. I save all the others in an app, for which I then only have to remember a master PIN. Very practical.
7. How do you pay: card or digital?
Mostly still card, because many shops don’t accept Apple Pay, for example. But I find it very practical to pay with mobile phone. You don’t actually forget your mobile phone and the process is faster.
8. Last major purchase?
A trip to Australia.
9. The last time you managed to resist the impulse to buy – and what was it?
Something beautiful from my favorite designer. Always delightful, but not really necessary.
10. What is priceless?
The laughter of children and health.