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About Me – I Expect You’re Like Me If You’re Reading This

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have some experience of feeling disenchanted with today’s modern workplace/society and the feeling that there really must be a better way of living your life right now and not when you’re ‘retired’.  I think most people know what it’s like to trade their time for money and live each month pretty much from pay cheque to pay cheque.  It can be a Groundhog Day grind and it can get pretty exasperating.

What’s more, for those of us in our thirties and forties we face the prospect of working till we’re nearly 70 before we even get a sniff of a UK state pension.

I certainly started to think that it was time to ‘Life Hack’ myself ….

About Me – I’m Generation X

I’ve experienced the ‘Generation X’ phenomenon of being a modern professional but without all the benefits the baby boomers before us enjoyed i.e fantastic company pensions and brilliant financial packages/perks.  I qualified as a solicitor but due to changes in the ‘system’ and more competition than ever previously experienced I ended up in a situation where I had to do some serious hustling in order to survive financially.  I had no traditional pension [apart from investing in a property] and not a huge savings’ pot to top it all off.

So, even after qualifying as a solicitor [I don’t earn as much as you think you know!] I became pretty obsessed with how I could both save and make money as I had a mortgage and several bills to pay.

In the words of Destiny’s Child, … ‘I depend on me if I want it …’

About Me – What Do I Do?

As a result, I’ve transformed myself into a bit of a chameleon [who now doesn’t rely on one income stream] and who has turned her hand to: –

I set up this blog because I wanted to share my experiences of what it’s like being part of the ‘squeezed’ middle class.  I wanted a luxurious ‘bespoke’ lifestyle but I didn’t have the salary to fund it so I had to find other ways to achieve what I wanted from life.

Yes, I’m aspirational and yes, I love a bit of luxury but I want it for a bargain price!  I also wanted to highlight that there are ways in which you can set yourself free both in terms of money but also lifestyle as well.

You don’t have to trade time for money if you don’t want to [in other words, the typical ‘9 to 5’ job].  You can work it your way with side hustles like me to get the bespoke life that YOU want.  The internet has opened up a whole new audience of people and working from home, or from wherever you want, is becoming a reality for more and more people.  We really are living in a digital age where everything we want or need is at the touch of a button or the swipe of a screen.  It’s something we should embrace and moreover, let it help us live the life of our dreams and not the life ‘we just tolerate.’

Head over to my contact page to send me a message but, for now, I wish you every success for your future!

Best Wishes,

Rachel a.ka. The Life Hack Tutor