Who am i?
Become a Millennial Money Master
MY (brief) Story
Me the Millennial is dedicated to levelling the playing field when it comes to career, financial independence, investing and ultimately carving out personal success for the so called Generations Z & Y.
My goal is to demystify what it takes to transition to a successful career in the corporate world along with taking control of your personal finances and achieving financial freedom.
Sharing the knowledge, tips and insights I have gained throughout my life with my peers is my ultimate aim.
Having grown up in a big family in a working class home, the corporate world and personal finance wasn’t the first thing on our minds.
I wanted my own apartment, to pay back student loans, buy my dream car (Aston Martin DB-9) and live an insanely awesome life. Not too much to ask, right?
I also wanted to have enough money in the future to buy my own house, get married, have children and send them to college. Counting down the days to retirement was not how I envisaged getting there!
Reality hit hard coming out of university. Personal finance at its most basic was not something there was a module offered on. Paying insanely high rent for a studio apartment, starting a career in Big 4 consulting and studying at night to be a chartered accountant. All together while maintaining an active social life for a 20 something year old was never going to get me there. I made every mistake!
Now 8 years later, a chartered accountant and working in Strategy consulting with a global leader in North America. I finally feel like I’m reaching those lofty goals I had set. I have set a new goal of achieving financial freedom by age 35 (now 30) and finally getting out of the corporate rate race. Join me on this journey and subscribe to my newsletter to stay in the loop and become a Millennial Money Master. I will share useful tips and advice that you can put into practice and take back control!
Getting on top of your finances whether it be through saving, investing or taking on a side hustle is the first step. Couple that with successfully navigating your desired career path and that DB-9 might just become a reality. I want to show you that not only can it be done, but that you can do it too!
Common FAQ’s relating to me:
Where do you live now?
As of 2021 I currently live in Vancouver, Canada, (I recently moved from Toronto).
What do you work as and how much do you make?
I’ve spent the last 8 years after university working at two of the leading global consulting firms in the world across Europe and North America. During this time, I also became a chartered accountant. I graduated with a Finance and Computer Science degree from one of the top universities in Europe. I currently make, all in including bonus, roughly $200k having worked my way up in the Consulting game.
(September 2021 update: I finally quit my 200k Strategy Consulting job: 5 key things I learned!)
What is your goal?
I’ve set a target of $1.5million by the age of 35. Going off the commonly accepted 4% rule – I can live off the dividends from my portfolio, which would equate to $60k per year, and most importantly never touching the principal amount. Follow my net worth here.
Other than financial goals, I want to share my journey with everyone out there who is fed up with their job, or working for someone else, and horrified at the thought of grinding it out for the next 30 years because they need the money. There is another way which I want to share is possible through my own journey.
When did you start MeTheMillennial?
I started this site during 2020, when the pandemic was in full flight. I really focused on it from the end of Q1 2021. I am passionate about sharing what I know with a wider community and helping people along the way towards financial freedom and a successful career. Also sharing my journey to financial freedom while I’m at it, baring all the details along the way. So you might as well take action to save yourself!
Why should you sign up to my email newsletter?
You will receive some great free content such as a first steps to financial freedom guide and an overview of the Easiest sites/places to invest, While also staying up to date on my latest blog posts to show you the path forward.
*As always, I am not an expert or financial advisor, so nothing on this website should be considered financial advice. These are just my opinions, everyone is different. Always do your own research and have your own independent thought process.