I arrived in the UK in 2014 and had no more than £1,000 in my foreign bank account. The plan was to find work or return to my home country once I run out of money. Luckily I found a job in Essex and was able to build a career later on.

London has been home since 2015. I work in finance but do not provide any financial advice on this blog. I’ve got broad experience with all things related to financial planning from working with predominantly wealthy individuals – including wealth accumulation (investing), pensions, protection (insurance), wealth decumulation, tax planning, estate planning and so on.

I am single and rent in North London. I am relatively frugal and spend circa £1,350 in most months. Holidays are an additional £2K annually I think. So… that works out to be roughly £18K p.a. in expenditure.

I’m very keen on achieving FIRE or the more appropriate “work optional” status. You can have a look at my Wealth chart to see how I progress on my journey.

I started this blog about two years into my FIRE journey at the age of 31 in 2020. I’d like this blog to show my thinking and learning about financial independence, hoping to inspire others to take control of their financial future.

You can contact me at wealthplannerUK@protonmail.com (however I don’t check this inbox very often).