I am a 37 year-old single Irish man with no dependants, living in Dublin, Ireland. I am working towards financial freedom since 2018. What got me started on this path? Well, in 2017 my employment situation changed when I signed a new contract. This new contract made me permanent but also effectively cut my salary in half. As a result, I had to be very careful with money. I googled “personal finance” for the first time in my life.

I soon became interested in the topic and started reading books, blogs and listening to podcasts about how to manage your money. Like many people who started learning about personal finance, I read Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason‎.

I also became interested in some related topics like frugality, minimlism, sustainable living, property investing and DIY.

I decided to start writing a blog about my financial goals, investments and DIY ambitions in July 2018 because I wanted to share my experiences and also document the process for myself

AGE

Currently 37, born in 1983. "Seven pounds, twelve ounces"

NATIONALITY

Irish to be sure to be sure. Dublin-born and raised. Northsider of course.

JOB

Two part-time jobs that combine into a very average salary for an Irish person.

CAR

A 08 Honda Civic with flat-folding rear seats for easy DIY materials transport