Hi there!

I’m a person who is obsessed with the FIRE movement . I found out about FIRE after a friend introduced me to Mr Money Mustache in 2017 and gave me the amazing book titled Early Retirement Extreme . After reading that book, I was hooked!

I started this blog in 2018 to document my financial progress and preach about the wonderful philosophy of the Financial Independence, Retire Early movement.

SavingNinja has changed quite a bit over the years as I’ve found my place in the blogging world. I’ve created guides ranging from investing, to side hustles . I’ve created philosophical posts which discuss points of view about minimalism , frugality , wealth distribution , and happiness . A series which I called Thought Experiments that posed questions to the Financial Independence blogging community.

So many different types of content has been published from this blog, I’m not sure if I can call it a FIRE blog anymore. But, one thing has remained the same: I’ve always posted my real financial figures every month.

Each month, I update my financial figures in the SavingNinja Spreadsheet and share a Savings Report that documents my net worth for the month and an update for my life. Creating a Savings Report is now a ritual that I enjoy immensely, I treat them like a personal journal and I don’t intend to stop!

Over the lifetime of this blog I’ve: Got married, landed my dream job, moved countries, moved countries again, changed careers. I’ve also grown my net worth to over $400k, beyond my initial FIRE target. All of this, every month, has been documented and can be viewed on the My Financial Journey page.


Who Am I?

OK, enough about the history of this blog. Who am I and what’s my story so far?

  • I’m 30 years old.

  • I was born in Italy but grew up in the north of England.

  • I started my career as a Mobile Software Engineer 8 years ago after completing a degree in Game Development.

  • I worked in the South East of England and London for the first 6 years of my career.

  • I then moved to and worked in Stockholm, Sweden for 2 years after I landed my dream engineering job.

  • I transitioned into Engineering Management and emigrated to the USA (Massachusetts) with the same company this year.

  • I got married to my wife 2 years ago, and we’ve been together for over 10 years.

I have some long term ambitions…

  • Get a job at a global tech company (2020)
  • Transition into Engineering Management (2021)
  • Reach LeanFI (2022)
  • Publish a technical book (2022)
  • Relocate to the USA (2022)
  • Reach $1m net worth
  • Move to a rural farm-like property
  • Build a house (or a barn!)
  • Publish a fantasy novel
  • Develop a game and release it on Steam
  • Personally develop and release a successful mobile app

Stay in touch

Reach out to me. I always enjoy hearing from readers.

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