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  • A summer break (but studious with 3 projects)
    A summer break (but studious with 3 projects)

    I hope you're enjoying the decontainment gently but surely on your side? And especially I hope that the COVID hasn't affected you or your loved ones too much... Also, just to relax the heavy atmosphere for some of us these last weeks, don't hesitate to share in the comments where you think you're going on vacation this summer (Switzerland or abroad?), it could inspire other readers. Pause fro...

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  • Enjoy the new Ephemeral garden in Place Perdtemps
    Enjoy the new Ephemeral garden in Place Perdtemps

    Loungers, a giant chess game, a maze as well as a bar!   Giving Perdtemps back to the People If you have recently been at the Perdtemps parking, you may have seen a section now taken up by loungers, a giant chess game, a maze as well as a bar and plenty of colourful flowers. You […] The post Enjoy the new Ephemeral garden in Place Perdtemps appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Net worth and savings rate update May 2020: CHF 462'104.07 (+CHF 17'897.10)
    Net worth and savings rate update May 2020: CHF 462'104.07 (+CHF 17'897.10)

    The rally in stock market prices that began last month has continued its upward trend. With our net worth being fairly invested in ETFs, this latter has continued to grow. If you are new to the blog, I recommend reading the article that introduced this series about my net worth (including my lucky number, as well as the rules of the game). Also, following questions from some readers, I woul...

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  • Netball team in Nyon – Looking for new recruits
    Netball team in Nyon – Looking for new recruits

    Are you interested in playing netball?  A group of keen players is looking to set up a netball team in Nyon as part of the Swiss Netball association. There are teams currently across Switzerland, including in Aubonne and Geneva, but they would like to get a team of 14 girls/ladies together to play locally on […] The post Netball team in Nyon – Looking for new recruits appeared first on Liv...

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  • From pasta rationing to a 25% monthly savings rate (Your Story #2)
    From pasta rationing to a 25% monthly savings rate (Your Story #2)

    "It was when we found ourselves having to ration pasta to buy the baby's milk that I started to open my eyes. [...] My way of seeing things (and spending) as well as my long term vision has radically changed thanks to your blog. From next year, without earning more, just by being careful, I expect a savings rate of 25% per month." After reading the story of Sébastien and his family, I though...

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  • New Editor for Living in Nyon 
    New Editor for Living in Nyon 

    Living in Nyon is delighted to announce that Mandy Bronsil will be taking over the reins of Living in Nyon as its new editor.  Mandy has been living in the area for over 10 years and founded her own company B-inspired Partners in January of 2019. She is VP of membership at Toastmasters International Nyon, […] The post New Editor for Living in Nyon  appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • "How to make extra money on top of my salary through a side hustle in Switzerland?" — Introducing the new series
    "How to make extra money on top of my salary through a side hustle in Switzerland?" — Introducing the new series

    "Earning CHF 1'000 more per month, would you like that? As you know, building wealth to become FIRE requires widening the moat between income and expenses to increase your savings rate as much as possible. This is where frugalism comes into play to help you save as much as possible by constantly optimizing your expenses. That's why I talk about it so much on this blog. But a moat has tw...

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  • Signs of new life around Nyon – Cinema, Pool, Zoo and Restaurants now open
    Signs of new life around Nyon – Cinema, Pool, Zoo and Restaurants now open

    Many of the students at Nyon’s Gymnase (high school) returned to their studies on Monday 8th June and although the school is still not operating at full capacity, the presence of the students has made the town feel a lot busier. Elsewhere, there are other signs of life around the town, the cinema is now […] The post Signs of new life around Nyon – Cinema, Pool, Zoo and Restaurants now ope...

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  • A Train trip from Nyon to see the Mirage – A Mirrored Chalet in the hills above Gstaad
    A Train trip from Nyon to see the Mirage – A Mirrored Chalet in the hills above Gstaad

    Day trip by train from Nyon to see the Mirage – check out our video below High up in the hills above Gstaad, there’s an art installation called Mirage. Created by Doug Aitken, it’s in a stunning setting and a fabulous place to visit. It’s easy to do this using the Swiss railway network, followed […] The post A Train trip from Nyon to see the Mirage – A Mirrored Chalet in the hills a...

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  • Net worth and savings rate update April 2020: CHF 444'206.97 (+CHF 29'397.95)
    Net worth and savings rate update April 2020: CHF 444'206.97 (+CHF 29'397.95)

    That's it. It looks like the (first?) dip of the coronavirus crisis has passed. At least our net worth is content with that for now. If you are new to the blog, I recommend reading the article that introduced this series about my net worth (including my lucky number, as well as the rules of the game). April: fewer expenses in general due to the coronavirus, a new coffee table, the stock mar...

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  • The Expert Guide to Life in Switzerland – From Permits and Politics, to Tipping and Taxes
    The Expert Guide to Life in Switzerland – From Permits and Politics, to Tipping and Taxes

    There is a new book out called “The Expert Guide to your Life in Switzerland”  edited by Diccon Bewes (author of “Swiss Watching”  and “Slow Train to Switzerland” ). Each chapter of the book is written by an expert living in Switzerland giving you the benefit of their experience and knowledge. This is an ideal book for the […] The post The Expert Guide to Life in Switzerland ...

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  • Got a New Business Idea? Want Feedback?  Advice given by Startup Academy La Côte
    Got a New Business Idea? Want Feedback? Advice given by Startup Academy La Côte

    Three Online “Venture Caffés” coming up in May and June Startup Academy La Côte helps anyone who wants to create a start-up and would like feedback on their business idea. Experts with many years of experience in the field can provide support and mentoring, advice, knowledge transfer, as well as the development of a specific network […] The post Got a New Business Idea? Want Feedback? ...

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  • Nyon Museums Re-Open on 16 May. Iris Gardens at Château de Vullierens now Open
    Nyon Museums Re-Open on 16 May. Iris Gardens at Château de Vullierens now Open

    The three museums of Nyon: the Lake Museum, the Château of Nyon and the Roman Museum will reopen on Saturday 16 May. The number of visitors allowed in each museum is limited. The maximum number of people allowed in each room is displayed at the entrance.  Hand gel is available to the public at the entrance […] The post Nyon Museums Re-Open on 16 May. Iris Gardens at Château de Vullierens ...

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  • Walk to Wine school from Nyon Railway Station
    Walk to Wine school from Nyon Railway Station

    Did you know that just above Nyon, in Changins, there is a Wine School/Haut Ecole/Training Centre which offers degree courses, a Master of Science in viticulture and oenology, plus courses for wine-lovers and members of the public? The school is set in grounds surrounded by its own vineyards. It has a lovely old house in […] The post Walk to Wine school from Nyon Railway Station appeared firs...

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  • Getting ready for Re-Opening in Nyon. Return of Ticks in the Forests. Call of 4 May campaign
    Getting ready for Re-Opening in Nyon. Return of Ticks in the Forests. Call of 4 May campaign

    On Monday morning in Nyon, local businesses and council buildings were preparing for the 11th May when there will be a gradual easement of lockdown restrictions (see our previous article). The lights were being strung up in the trees down by the Plage restaurant, painters and decorators were refreshing the paintwork of the château, and […] The post Getting ready for Re-Opening in Nyon. Retur...

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  • Net worth and savings rate update March 2020: CHF 414'809.02 (-CHF 11'654.40)
    Net worth and savings rate update March 2020: CHF 414'809.02 (-CHF 11'654.40)

    It was bound to happen... how to get three slaps in one month, and end up in the minus with our net worth. I'll tell you all about it in this March report dear voyeur :) If you are new to the blog, I recommend reading the article that introduced this series about my net worth (including my lucky number, as well as the rules of the game). March: One last restaurant, pediatric appointments, a...

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  • How to compute my savings rate in Switzerland? (and why it's the key figure of the FIRE movement)
    How to compute my savings rate in Switzerland? (and why it's the key figure of the FIRE movement)

    After years of talking about my goal of achieving financial independence in Switzerland by 40 on this blog, I realize that some basics are not clear to the readers who joined my adventure along the way. Starting with one of the most important variables of the FIRE movement for any true Mustachian: the savings rate. As with all elements of personal finance, Switzerland comes with its own set...

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  • Visions du Réel starts today Friday 17th April -2nd May.  Free screenings!
    Visions du Réel starts today Friday 17th April -2nd May. Free screenings!

    Although many local festivals have now been cancelled such as Paléo, the Montreux Jazz Festival and Sion sous les Etoiles, there is one festival that is still able to go ahead and that is Visions du Réel, Nyon’s prestigious documentary film festival. The entire programme will be online, free and open to the public and limited […] The post Visions du Réel starts today Friday 17th April -...

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  • Paléo postponed until 2021
    Paléo postponed until 2021

    Yesterday’s announcement that the 45th edition of Paléo Festival, has had to be postponed until 2021, was sad news, but perhaps inevitable under the current circumstances. The official announcement can be read in full below. For readers who have already bought advance tickets to the festival, see the Frequently Asked Questions at the end of this […] The post Paléo postponed until 2021 ap...

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  • Happy Easter to all Readers!  Decorated Nyon Fountains from Previous Years
    Happy Easter to all Readers! Decorated Nyon Fountains from Previous Years

    Happy Easter to all Readers! Easter 2020 is a bit of a strange year in Nyon as the town hasn’t held its Easter market and there are no decorated fountains around the town. Every year, these fountains are decorated by local clubs and societies in all sorts of imaginative ways, and they are a delight […] The post Happy Easter to all Readers! Decorated Nyon Fountains from Previous Years appea...

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