Hi there. I’m Oliver. I’m just a young boy from the outskirts of… Okay, that’s a lie, I’m not a young boy anymore, although I certainly feel that way at heart.
I’m obsessed with money. Not in a bad way, I wouldn’t sell my wife for a quick quid (I don’t think I’d get a huge amount anyway). But I’m obsessed in that I love talking about saving money, spending money, investing money, counting money etc This obsession has helped me to become the expert I am today when it comes to all things finance.
That’s not to say I haven’t made some mistakes along the way. In fact, the fact that I have made o many mistakes is one of the reasons I’m so good at what I do. We learn from mistakes and we grow from them, doing better the next time a similar situation comes around.
My biggest mistake? Falling into the wrong sort of finance crowd. The money was good, the work was easy but with the financial crisis of 2008, our house of cards came tumbling down and I was left with nothing. I won’t name names, but our unfavourable work practices meant we fell afoul of the crisis and we were hit incredibly hard. I lost my job, I lost my money and I lost my house. Yes, this financial success that stands before you know was once verging on homeless and hopelessly lost.
Obviously, things turned around. About a year after that, I met my incredible and beautiful wife… and he showed me the error of my ways, motivating me to not only be a better person but to use my skills to help other people.
That’s why I know work for an independent personal finance consultancy firm. I work with small businesses, individuals, families, the homeless, everyone to help them become a finance hero. Giving them the tools to make their money grow and their investments blossom.
Now, I’m bringing this knowledge to the world wide web, spreading my net and spreading the word t help people that are beyond my physical reach. That includes you!
So stick around, explore my blogs, follow my social media and send me a message if you want any advice, a good old natter or even want to help me out with Insurers Basic (I’m not too big headed to say I could always do with an extra blog post here and there!).