Last Updated on January 11, 2021 by Emma
Hello and welcome to makingandsavingmoney.com
My name is Emma and I have created this site to add massive value to anyone who has a dream to make and/or save more money. I will also use this blog to document my own journey as I become completely debt-free and live a life where I have as much freedom and control financially as possible.
A little story about me
I had a typical middle-class upbringing. I went to school, followed what the teachers told me, got good grades and went to university. I never really knew what I wanted to do with my life. I simply didn’t discover a passion in school.
While on paper I was very successful during my education years, I always had a feeling that I was destined for something more, but in the absence of having a role model outside of the corporate world I followed the hamster wheel. I picked Economics as my university degree simply after finding a league table of earnings potential after graduation; if I wasn’t going to find my passion in education then I might as well get rich!
After graduating I joined a bank on a graduate trainee scheme and then spent 12 years in the Financial Services industry progressing to a Director level. I had some great times during my career and on paper everything looked rosy. I had the house, the car, the salary but it was coming at a very high cost. It was a cost that I didn’t realise until it was too late; one day I simply erupted. I had a complete and serious burnout and breakdown that took me a couple of years to recover from.
At that time it seemed like life was over. I had no idea how I was ever going to be well enough to work again. My body and brain felt broken and I cried over the smallest of things which seemed crazy after being in a position of huge responsibility at one of the world’s biggest banks.
With the benefit of hindsight, I now see this was the moment that made me. I was forced into the entrepreneurial world because I simply not able to work in the way I had been working or to have the pressure of a boss. During the last few years, I have invested significant sums in personal development and have learnt from my mistakes along the way.
Why did I create makingandsavingmoney.com?
Now it feels like the right tie to give back by sharing what I have learnt on the two drivers of wealth – making money and spending less. I have also set my own personal goal to be completely mortgage-free by middle age so this blog will be a key way I will keep myself accountable and share everything I learn along the way with anyone who would like to do the same.
If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to leave them below or drop me an email at email@example.com to say hi. I look forward to going on this journey together!
To your success!
Founder of Making And Saving Money