Meet Gordon...

My childhood wasn’t the best financially but I learnt a lot from it

What are 3 things people may not know about you?

1) I’ve never been ill in my life. Sounds like a lie but it’s true, I’ve never missed a day of school or work because of illness, I guess I just have a really good immune system.

2) The second thing most people don’t know about me is that I have a huge love for the subject of history. I love binge watching shows based on history and reading books based on it.

3) Lastly most people will be surprise that I have played football at a decent level. I’ve played for teams like Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal.

What motivated / inspired you to start talking about personal finance online?

My childhood wasn’t the best financially but I learnt a lot from it. I also think about how long we all spent in school without getting told one thing about personal finance, this definitely motivates me to speak in the subject. Personal finance seems to be a taboo subject in our society, this just promotes terrible money management. It’s a huge reason I love speaking about personal finance , bringing awareness to the subject is so important.

What is the one piece of advice that you’d give to people just realising that they need to get their finances in order?

Automate, automate, automate! The less you have to think about it the better. When you set up automatic payments to tackle your debt you can live your life knowing that you’re tackling debt and on your way to being debt free, all without having to think or manage anything.

Do you have any mentors or people that you follow that have influenced you to be financially educated?

Jim Rohn had a huge influence on my thinking when it comes money. He was the first person I was exposed to by my Dad. He made the subject of money so easy to understand. The first book I read by Robert Kiyosaki “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” was a turning point in my financial education. His ability to clearly communicate the message of personal finance is incredible. I went on to read the rest of his Rich Dad series, I think we can all say that he’s had a great impact on us.

What do you hope to accomplish by speaking about money online?

My aim is to not only to bring awareness but to also provide people with solutions to help them take charge of their financial situation. My aim is to have people talking freely about personal finance and have people start their journey of improving their finances.

If you were given £500k, what would you do with it?

I would definitely use it to buy real estate, land and stocks. I refer to them as the 3 pillars of wealth.

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