Hello everybody and welcome to my blog – Money Onion.
My name is Dan and I currently work in London in the charity sector. I graduated in 2015 with a degree in Psychology but have spent the last 4 years in a variety of different jobs spread across the UK and Australia.
After handing in my dissertation at university, I didn’t really know what to do so I did what any other millennial would do – I went backpacking.
The experience was amazing. I met so many great people and had an amazing time. I feel incredibly lucky as I know there are many who never get the chance to go and explore the world like I did.
During my travels, I had a lot of time to think about life and what I wanted to do with mine.
I knew that I wanted to help people but I didn’t know what with. Maybe I’d use my degree to go into counselling people? Maybe I could help them with their stress or mental anguish?
The more I thought about it, the more I wondered what was causing people’s stress and anguish in the first place. I found that, more often than not, it was caused by money issues and debt.
Not knowing much about money and personal finance myself, a burning question came up. Why do so many of us not know how to manage money properly?
For a long time, I paid no attention to my financial situation and assumed that one day, when I have a good-paying job, I’ll just figure it all out.
That day still hasn’t come…
It wasn’t until I had a conversation with somebody about investments and pensions that I realised just how much I didn’t understand!
As I discussed personal finance topics more and more with friends and peers, it became clear that I wasn’t alone – they didn’t know anything about it either!
I therefore decided that I would educate myself as best as I could about anything related to money and personal finance.
I hope to understand every aspect so that I can share everything I learn with others and track my own financial progress.
Hopefully, one day, this knowledge will help us all to improve our financial situations and create opportunities that allow us to live the life we choose – a life free from money-related stress.
Thanks for stopping by and as always, if you have any comments, feedback or anything you’d like to share, I’d be more than happy to hear from you.