Hi there, my name is Tracey Edwards (that’s me on the right) and I’m a mother of two, a finance blogger, the author of four finance books and I know how to get red cordial out of carpet (I can’t really back that up – I just moved the coffee table so you can’t see it).
My goal is to make finance simple and easy and FUN. Come on, finance can be fun can’t it? No? Ahh you’re just not trying then. Next time do your household budget with a glass of wine. Told you!
Growing up I lived in a single parent home which made money a scarcity. I fondly (not) remember a time when my mother couldn’t afford food so we had rice for dinner every single night for a week. To make it interesting mum dyed it with food colouring. Times were tough.
So it’s probably no wonder that I wanted to pursue ways to make more money. Being poor is no fun at all. Although I still eat rice occasionally now it’s usually with teriyaki beef (yum).
I always knew that I wanted to write, and I did a Journalism and Media Communication degree at Queensland University here in Australia. However my dreams of becoming a big time television reporter never quite eventuated.
I was pretty much stuck in boring temp and secretarial type jobs before I finally got sick of it and taught myself how to invest in stocks.
Investing in Stocks
I started dabbling in the stock market over ten years ago and actually got quite good at it, eventually being able to quit my boring jobs and live off the money I was making.
I still invest in stocks to this day and think it’s an awesome passive way to make money.
However the stock market isn’t always so kind …
Going Through Tough Times Again
While I know the stock market will get better again (my prediction is around eighteen months to two years we’ll see a big turnaround in the economy) that doesn’t help the here and now.
Just recently Hubby got injured and couldn’t work for a few months which meant things got a bit tight for a while. And while things are not totally back on track again I’m working hard at writing and living frugally until we get back on our feet.
Until then I plan on writing more books and building up this blog so I can (hopefully) be an awesome financial blogger.
I hope you enjoy my books and my blog.