So here I am, writing to myself no doubt, to begin with. Hello – o – o – o – o?
If anyone does read this, I’m Matt, and I want to share my journey to Financial Freedom with you. The difference is with this particular blog, is that I have very little idea what I’m doing. I’m Fudging it.
Why am I doing this blog?
Good question. I read a book about blogging and passive income and am now convinced this is a way to bolster my earnings and hit my objective of retirement by 55. I probably should aim higher and say 50, but I’m very nearly 40 and very easily discouraged.
I might be like a lot of you who perhaps are entrepreneurial at heart, but who lack drive and the ability to take risks. I’m a dreamer, not a doer – I have a WhatsApp group where we discuss business ideas on an almost daily basis, but when I suggest we meet up to develop the ideas, there’s always excuses or barriers getting in the way. In actual fact, most of the time we give up because, within 5 minutes of desk research, we realise our quite simply brilliant and unique idea has been done to death by others and far better than we envisaged. Sound like you?
I’m hoping that this blog will help predominantly me, of course, but I suppose it would be enriching if I could inspire others too. I’ll certainly need your expertise and guidance along the way.
The books I’m starting to read on this subject have really inspired me (I’ll review those later on), but they can never get to the specific detail of exactly how and where to invest in the here and now. I want to be totally transparent about my journey and share my innermost feelings and, importantly, results. I’ll show you exactly where my shares are at (with screenshots), if I ever make a penny from this blog (dream on), how my latest investment in Welendus – a P2P short-term loan provider (don’t tell my wife) – gets on and more. I’ll be a guinea pig. I’m fortunate enough to have a small portion of disposable income each month that I can use to trial more risky investment ideas and will report back with the results.
Please do get in touch/subscribe/whatever. If nothing else, I hope to write this with humour, whether it be with me or at me.
Thanks – anks – anks – anks
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton