Parent, recently graduated mature student, want more financial freedom, and gladly out of consumer debt. Now trying to use value investing and sensible budgeting to help us along our way.
I’m a 45 year old Average Joe who after becoming disillusioned with the Financial Sector and with no financial training became a DIY saver and investor in 2007. I started this blog in 2009 to hold myself accountable to 6 simple words – Save Hard, Invest Wisely, Retire Early.
I don’t want to waste my life by working for the next 40 years.. and you shouldn’t have to either! In the past few years since graduating; I’ve traveled, worked my dream job, saved over $85,000 (£50,000) and bought a house. All the while learning new skills, hanging out with friends and enjoying life. You don’t need to put your life on hold to save, just plan ahead and be careful with your money.
While there are many fantastic resources and blogs available with lots of great ideas about personal finance, I felt I needed a clear blueprint that tells you exactly what to do to achieve financial organization and success. With this site I aim to fill the gap that I feel exists between financial theories and how to apply them to real life. My ultimate goal is to be in total control of my finances while also helping others on their journey.