Hi and thanks for checking out my blog.

My name is Brendan and I’m a software developer working a regular 9 – 5 job. I’m 40-something years old, married and living in Cape Town (South Africa).

I often wish that I didn’t need to “slave away” at my job as there is so much that I would love to be doing! Life is short and I want to make the best of it and hence I am however forever working towards a goal of financial freedom and the idea for this blog is to create a collection of thoughts, ideas, tools, useful videos etc that are helpful to me, and hopefully to you too!

People have often told me “you’re good with money” and that’s really just because I refuse to be drawn into the consumerism and debt cycle. There’s no magic trick, just some common sense and looking at situations and and decisions in a logical and non-emotional way.

If you feel that your money is out of control and that you have no idea how to fix things then follow me on Twitter or Facebook and join the conversations.

I blog about common sense personal finance for everyday folk who want to take charge of their money and start fixing the mess they’re in.