My name is John. I was born in The Netherlands, I live in Australia and I have a goal: I want to make a million bucks. Who doesn’t, right? The key difference though, is that I want to make actual work of this goal. I want to save, budget, invest and trick my way towards seven figure riches.


Cheers. Yeah, I’m very Dutch.

I’m heavily influenced by the likes of Mr. Money Moustache and am an avid fan of the FIRE (Financially Independent, Retired Early) concept. I love my job and get a great deal of satisfaction from it, but at the same time I have this lingering feeling that we as humans are not born just so we can spend our days at a desk making other people rich.

On this blog, I will share my journey towards that magic million. I will share tips, hacks, ideas and more general thoughts around the subjects of personal finance, frugality and a financially aware lifestyle. I will also periodically share financial progress reports to help keep me accountable. I hope that through this blog I can inspire others to be a bit more smart with their money as well, because our culture of rampant consumerism has made it way too easy to part with our hard earned cash. Simple vices quickly become self-destructive habits that need to be kept in check.

Welcome on board and I hope to see you here more often!