Welcome to Become Moneywise, the blog committed to inspiring a new generation of money-savvy young people.
Let me introduce myself – I am Daisy and this page is a brief introduction to Become Moneywise! Financial decisions can appear to be complicated. I want to make them simple for you.
How do I invest if I don’t have lots of money? How much should I be putting into my pension, investing, and saving? What is the best way to get into property? I can provide the answers to these questions and more, helping you to make informed decisions with your finances.
There are a couple of reasons behind starting this blog. Growing up in this new era of student loans, the struggle of getting a job, the unpredictable-but-crazy-expensive housing market is overwhelming. It feels like it will never get better; that you’re doomed.
There are some eye-opening statistics that emphasise this. In the UK, one in four families have less than £95 in savings (2017) with average debt reaching a peak of £17,630 in winter 2016-17. But it doesn’t have to be that way. When I was 21 years old, I was astounded to realise that everyday people could live the life of their dreams. Not have to have a job they hated and instead follow their passions. It completely changed my perceptions and I felt like I was seeing the world through new eyes.
Every month I discover new tools and techniques which make up the basis of an abundantly financial life. It is a such a good feeling to know I can help young people learn how to manage their finances and not struggle with money.
My finances get better every day, because I walk my talk. Nothing is perfect but every time I keep trying and moving forward with a firm base of techniques and the drive to do better.
You are worth more than a 9-5 job (or whatever job you find yourself doing and not liking). There is much more to life – to see, travel, experience, love. There are a million possible avenues for you to stroll down, and the only way to discover that for yourself is to put on your best shoes and just start walking.
I’m super excited to show you round the site, please feel free to share your thoughts and comments as you go!
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