I was a financial advisor and trader before going into property. I used the money from my investments to retire early. I now spend my time sharing what I’ve learned with others to help them feel confident about their finances.
My goal is to help you take control of your finances and get started investing for the future.
Originally from the Wirral, but now I live in [insert latest town here]
I just don’t really get the point of it. I like music well enough. But I don’t see where it fits into my life. I can’t work while listening to music. I get bored and feel like I should be doing something else if I just try and sit and listen to it. So I only ever listen to music when driving.
My general taste in music is either heavy metal or classical. I like pretty much everything. Hate jazz. I don’t get it. It annoys me. Especially jazz versions of other songs. Stop ruining it!
I developed tinnitus when I was a few months old. It wasn’t until I was about 28 that I realised not everyone had a permanent ringing in their head. So I’m a bit over-sensitive when it comes to really loud music, which means concerts aren’t my favourite.
Every hobby I’ve had has involved making a long ass list of all the things I’d need to buy for it. Which may now be why I’ve flipped the other way and have gone minimalist.
Investing suits me as it’s just a series of lists of what you want and what you’ve got.
I’m not one for high highs or low lows. I’m just generally doing alright. I’m optimistic and positive the majority of the time, and can see the good in everything and everyone.
I’m also pretty cynical though and my default position is to distrust someone and assume they are a terrible person until proven otherwise. My bar for being proven otherwise is pretty low though.
I have empathy for a lot of people and a lot of charities. But I figure, without any trees (and therefore oxygen), nothing else really matters. I donate around 20% of revenue to tree and wildlife charities.
My dream job when I can’t be bothered with people or stress would be to plant trees somewhere. Of course, this only appeals if it’s warm and sunny (but not too warm or too sunny).
There is the public persona we share with the world (the one on the rest of this website), the side of you you’re willing to share with people you vaguely know (the 10 second introduction), the one you’re willing to share with people closer to you (the 10 minute introduction), the one you share with your family and Top 5 (good luck getting in there), and then the real truth you only share with yourself.
The difference between Ring 5 and Ring 1 is often huge, and most people wouldn’t recognise you if they heard about your inner truth.
Symptom of being an introvert, but I’m not one of these people with tons of friends. I think you can have 5 friends only. These people change over time, and it’s not that I stop liking them, just they no longer are in the Top 5.
My definition of a friend is someone you have no issues calling at any random hour and asking for a favour. I hope I’m in a few peoples Top 5.
I’d much rather be a really good friend to a small group, than an acquaintance to hundreds. I’ll do pretty much anything for my friends, more than most are comfortable asking for.
I probably have unrealistic aspirations when it comes to a future partner, but I believed everything Disney taught us as kids. I am hopeful for the happily ever after when I find the right gal.
I’m also a romantic when it comes to business, and believe you can always find a win/win/win for everyone involved.
Sometimes I’m a bit more pragmatic and as a child of divorced parents, there’s a touch of cynicism in there too. But I think the romantic wins out more often than not.
I can get a lot done in a short amount of time, but usually that’s because I’ve put off doing loads of things for ages. Often with no good reason for not doing them. Just can’t be bothered.
It annoys me about myself, and I am constantly trying ways to manipulate myself into being a better version of me. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
I’m naturally pretty strong, but I’ve also trained a lot for decades. As I’m getting older, I’m trying to not be attached to the self identity of someone that ‘is strong’. It just means injury when I’m in the gym nowadays!
I am a sucker for learning random things that have no purpose at all. The joy of learning is enough.
I’m particularly interested in; history, psychology, human behaviour, body language, physics, personal development.
As an entrepreneur, that lives alone, often in places where I don’t know many people I find myself alone quite often. For the most part I don’t mind it. I’m quite happy keeping myself to myself.
But I do still get lonely. I’m not a complete psychopath. But instead of desperately trying to fill the void with something / anything else, I think it’s alright to just feel a bit sad and lonely every now and then.
I’d much rather be alone than with people I don’t like or want to be with.
I find it amusing. Whether it’s talking about something that makes people feel a bit uncomfortable, or hold on just a bit too long during that cuddle… it’s funny. I like to see how people react. Which might explain why this is my ‘About Page’.
I won’t be answering them. This is just me. Or at least the part of me I’m willing to share with strangers on the internet.
The EP Investor was set up to help Entrepreneurs & Professionals learn how to manage their own finances. The focus was on Empowering People to achieve Ethical Profits from their investing.
I’ve got degrees in business & finance and property surveying. I’m a qualified chartered surveyor, financial advisor, and mortgage broker. I’ve been an investor and trader for 20+ years. I’ve published two amazon best-selling books on personal finance, investing, and property. I’ve worked with and advised the University of Cambridge, the United Nations, the UK Government, and the National Landlords Association.
All that is to say, I know what I’m talking about when it comes to money.
I’m proud to say I’ve helped over 500 clients with over £80m+ of investments since starting The EP Investor.
If you want to join the growing number of people who are confidently managing their own finances and securing their future, check out how I can best help you here.