Mike 53 years old, Manchester
Husband of one, Father of three
Homeowner with mortgage family home (interest only – expensive interest rate duhhh)
Only started my pension savings in 2019 – a legacy of 30 years self employment and stupidity
In 2018 I took on full time paid employment for the first time in my life after leading a crazy self employed living from one free lance gig to another for 30 years – I now have my dream job
Financial status – Rocky but improving.
Once I get the time – I will write a brutal biography here for you to read…. but in the mean time all I will say is that for the first 45 years of my life I was completely fucked up,, firstly by my parents (who I still love) then by myself (a complete screw up), a first wife (the witch) who didn’t do much for my self esteem, a second wife who rebuilt it, and now finally in late middle age a sudden realisation of who I am, what I am, and what I want to do.
To sum me up – a very happy husband and father, hard working, bright, outgoing and getting my finances straight so that I can retire wealthy and pass my cash on to my kids when I kick the bucket…. and try to make sure that they have a better life and less money troubles than I have.
Being rich isn’t the be all and end all – leading a rich life and having lots of great experiences and friends is more important -but its nearly impossible to lead this sort of life when you’re broke.
Being broke is a symptom of low self esteem, and never being shown the right way to set your life on the right path.
Parents, school and advertising/consumer society is the cause of this…. over the coming months I will give my thoughts and opinions on this via posts on this site,, and offer an alternative way of leading your financial life.