Hello and welcome to my blog!
I am a Project Manager by day and chocolate eater by night, with a passion for finance, budgeting and a thrifty lifestyle.
Looking for work opportunities, I left the Italian countryside and moved to the UK over 6 years ago. I was so lucky I found a lot more: a career, love, new friends, and Sunday roasts.
However, I can’t forget where I come from, so you will often find me mourning the loss of tasty tomatoes and sunshine.
Some of my achievements of the past few years include:
- Got promoted 4 times without ever leaving the company!
- More than doubled my salary
- Lived on 50% of my income
- Saved over £100k deposit for a house
My love story with money
For as long as I can remember I have always loved dealing with money (real or imaginary): my favourite game as a child was selling necklaces made of daisies, with bush leaves as money. On a few occasions I even arranged my very own flea market where I would sell pretty much everything I could find in my house for a few pennies (well, lira to be precise – yeah I am that old).
Growing up I always hated asking my family for money. As a result, as soon as I could, I started working after school and over weekends. Coffee shops, restaurants, beauty centres, tutoring, anything available in my little town, I did it.
Fast forward many years, and here I am with a good job, a great partner, the house of my dreams and a big fat mortgage on my back… and I HATE IT.
The Thrifty Freckles blog
In this blog I document my journey to financial independence and debt freedom, whilst still enjoying a fulfilling and sustainable life… it’s all about balance.
On here, I will share my progress and the things I learn and do to manage my finances, boost my savings or earn some extra cash.
Most importantly, to live a happy life on a budget. I hope you will join me on this journey.
I spend most of my free time here or on Instagram (mainly on Instagram, I admit): you can find me as @thethriftyfreckles , come and say hello!