About Me

Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Calin and I have been working on my own since September 2008, when I decided to quit a traditional 9 to 5 job and turn blogging into my profession.

Since then, it’s been a rollercoaster ride with ups and downs, but right now I think I have a solid understanding of the world of blogging and being your own boss, doing your best to make money online. So I have launched Thrifty Self Employed to talk to you just about that.

But starting mid-September, I also began to look into the world of cryprocurrencies more and more. I did my own research and decided that this is the future – and also a great opportunity to make some extra money. There are millionaires out there created by cryptocurrencies, so why can’t we be part of the team? It’s still new grounds for me now (in September 2017, as I am updating this “About me” page), but I’m a quick learner. And I plan to share everything with you as well!

My interest in the personal finance niche really kicked off in early 2013 when the birth of my son made me understand that it’s time for me to become financially responsible, save a lot more than what I used to (which was almost nothing) and do my best to have a financially stable future.

Oh, and becoming a digital nomad, ready to live my dream life of a location independent blogger, roaming the world and interacting with people from all cultures. I realized that being financially responsible is the only way to make it big in today’s economy and the only approach to be able to pre-tire (aka retiring before the legal age and basically having no worries about money).

So there are a ton of plans for the Thrifty Self Employed here and hopefully we’ll be able to check them all off the list, one by one. If you are here, you will probably join my race for reaching financial independence, pretirement and digital nomading and hopefully be around for me to tick every success and offer a shoulder to cry on for each of my failures. Because I will share all the failures too, all the obstacles and all the tough moments that I’ll encounter. And I expect to have quite a few of these since that’s how the life of a self employed person: filled with ups and downs.

And before you stop reading because my English sucks, give me a second chance: I am born and raised in Romania so English is not my native language, but I do my best to keep it at decent levels. I know I generally fail, but some of my writing errors might turn into funny memes (I remember that once I wanted to say that I am really bored by something and I said: “I am boring”). So I will probably be funny without even knowing it.

So once again, thanks for dropping by! I really hope that you will have a nice stay and that together we’ll learn more about self employment and make our dreams come true. Because that’s all what matters!