My name is Glen, and I am the founder and also the head contributing writer for How To Save Money. I started this website as a way of helping to assist others in reaching their financial goals.
The site will focus primarily on the many different ways I have learned to save money, however it will also talk about plenty of other interesting personal finance topics that should be of interest to almost anyone that wants to improve their financial situation in life.
I’m just a normal guy (although I’m quite tall) who is a father and a husband. I currently work within the electrical engineering space as an IT professional and hold many IT & industry certifications – including an IT Degree.
When it comes to finance, I don’t have any formal financial qualifications, although I do have a wealth of first hand experience including paying off a $300,000+ mortgage in under 7 years with my wife.
I’m a very goal orientated person, which means that I am almost always working towards something in my life. Currently my long term goal is to quit working full time for someone else and to run my own successful online business that I can operate from anywhere in the world.
This has become a really big focus of mine ever since my son came into my life as I do not want to miss him growing up because I am at work all day everyday.
I run a number of different websites, with the most popular one being my blog Monster Piggy Bank.
My Personal Finance Story
My personal finance story really started when I jumped head first into a $300K+ mortgage debt. At the time I was on my own and I had only recently landed my first professional job as an IT Service Desk Officer.
I thought that I was ready to enter the property market as I was earning more money than I knew what to do with. Unfortunately it turns out that mortgages aren’t cheap and I was in for a fairly rude shock as to just how much home ownership really cost.
Out of necessity I started to look into ways in which I could save as much money as possible, and also ways in which I could make more money than just what my 9 to 5 job was offering. I was lucky enough to marry a wonderful woman who (who you can read about here) shared many of the same values as I do, and so as a team we really started to tackle our debt and get ahead financially.
Along the way we learned a heap about saving money, investing, debt reduction techniques and all manner of insightful money management techniques.
Enjoy the site
I can’t wait to share what I have learned with you here on this website and I hope that you find at least one or two tips that help you along your way to financial independence.
Finally, if you come across something that doesn’t make sense, or you just want to ask me a question, please feel free to do so via either social media or my contact form. Remember though, I am not a qualified financial planner or advisor, so I can only give you insight into what has worked for me in the past.
It is for this reason that I feel that professional financial help is always going to be your safest option as whoever you see will be able to tailor a plan to suit your individual circumstances.