My story

Having graduated from university in Aberdeen, I started my career as a financial adviser  more than two decades ago in London.

I subsequently moved to Poland, expecting to stay here for 2-3 years before returning to the London hamster wheel. I have lived here ever since (yes, it involved a girl).

As one of only a handful of internationally based Chartered Financial Planners, I specialize in helping expats who are approaching retirement to plan and transition their finances.

When not advising clients or spending time with my family, I like to be out on my bike or learning to play the piano.

About this blog:

Albert Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.”

I find that the finance industry has a really frustrating habit of taking sensible and straightforward ideas and turning them into complex monsters. Common sense and simplicity are extremely underrated attributes in the world of finance in general and even more so when it comes to expat finances.

My aim with this blog is to  keep things as simple as possible (but no simpler) and explain things in a way that anyone can understand.

I also expect that I will continue to learn as a result of the writing process, not only from my own research but also through feedback from readers. Please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions.