I’m a financial journalist who has written about investment management for a number of years. I am now a freelance writer and editor. My interest in personal finance stemmed from my own struggles with money, and trying to keep afloat in one of the world’s most expensive cities while studying and later trying to make it as a journalist. As something of a control freak, I hated not having a grip on my finances. This blog is designed to keep me on the straight and narrow, and to help others take back control of their money. I’m not a qualified financial adviser, so nothing on this blog should be taken as a recommendation or advice, these are simply my thoughts and opinions which might help you make your own financial decisions. I am not affiliated to any product providers, so anything I write about particular products and brands is my own independent view.