Who is Chuffed2Bits?
I am in my mid 30s originally from the Philippines, currently residing in London, UK. I am a software engineer. I have been in this industry for over 12 years now. The first 7 years as a permanent employee and the last 5 years as a contractor. My wife is a home-based part time freelance admin. We have one child, he is about 9 yrs of age.
I am not revealing my identity yet as I don’t want my family, relatives, friends and co-workers to know about my plan to F.I.R.E myself (financial independence retire early). It will definitely raise some eyebrows when they find out. It’s not the norm – go to school, get a decent degree, find a good job and retire at 67. Sod that! I can’t imagine another 30 years of my life stuck in a cubicle. I’m not built for that, I never was.
Most FIRE blogs I read are US and UK based. I may be the first UK-based Filipino FIRE blogger, so if there are others, please do let me know 🙂
I created this blog as way for us to keep track of our finances and set realistic and achievable financial goals that will hopefully lead us to our ultimate goal – simple and sustainable lifestyle and more time with my family without worrying about money.
My journey to FI begins!