April 8, 2017
Today I’m going to go through my credentials, qualifications and why I deserve to be listened to as a credible source of information and guidance for those looking to reach financial independence.
Here is my compelling list of reasons that should convince you that I know what I’m talking about when it comes to finance…
I’ve never worked in the financial industry.
I don’t have any qualifications or degrees.
I didn’t finish school, or even get good grades while I was there!
My salary never reached $100k in any year of employment.
I didn’t grow up in a wealthy household (far from it).
Convinced yet? A couple more things…
At age 18, I moved to the other side of Australia (Victoria to Perth) with a whopping net worth of $800.
I didn’t even earn my money as a sports star or a hot shot poker player (though that may have been fun).
Nope. In fact, I worked as a labourer, forklift driver and storeman during my employment.
Oh, and I didn’t win the lottery either in case you were wondering – so unfortunately, no million dollar windfalls to write about.
Now, that probably doesn’t sound too good, does it?
I was able to quit my job and retire at the ripe old age of 28.
So even though my list of non-qualifications doesn’t stack up too well in theory (and it certainly doesn’t make for an impressive resume), I believe this is exactly why you should listen to me.
If I was able to reach financial independence on an average wage and fairly average circumstances, then there are surely lots of people who could also achieve it whether they realise it or not.
I picked some hot mining stocks that went to the moon, right?
What I’ve done is not complicated, but obviously it’s not ‘normal’ or there would be many more people in the same situation.
The financial world can be complex and feels very daunting to new eyes.
The truth is being financially successful is pretty simple and actually only requires a couple of good decisions on your part.
Here’s the biggest 4 money lessons that changed my life.
I just genuinely want to help you make those good decisions and avoid some mistakes and pitfalls along the way. So I’ll be doing my best to simplify the world of money and investing for you as we go along.
Unlike many financial experts who have plenty of commission stuffed products to peddle or services you can use for a hefty fee, I’m not selling you anything.
It’s my firm belief that the world would be a much better place if everyone could live on their own terms, free from money problems and self inflicted stress.
People would then be free to spend their time helping others, freely sharing their knowledge and spending time working on worthwhile causes and projects.
At the end of the day if you didn’t need money, how would you live?
One of the best ways to spend your newfound time would be to help others and make a difference in the world.
This blog is my attempt at using my time efficiently to help others. Here’s what I’ve learned from 12 months of blogging.
I hope readers will create freedom in their own lives so they can work on projects, businesses and activities they truly enjoy and help yet more people. This flow on effect will have everyone working on worthwhile projects, not just looking for their next pay packet.
I want you to build financial strength and reach financial independence as soon as you can, so you can live the life you want to live.
Put simply, there is a different way of running your finances and your life that most people aren’t picking up on.
It seems everyone’s wheels are spinning faster and faster but they’re not getting anywhere. People just seem unhappy and unsatisfied.
Something needs to change.
Next up I’ll share the story of how I started from scratch at age 18, and came to be retired at age 28.