I am a freelance writer and the personal finance blogger behind ReachFinancialIndependence.com, where I spread a message I deeply believe in: money should work for you, not the other way around. Born in Paris, France, I have lived in four more countries, traveled to about 80, and currently call Guatemala my home. I designed the life I wanted, with month-long motorcycle adventures, a little guest house in the jungle, and frequent visits to my family and friends. When I am not traveling, you can find me playing with my Great Dane, trying new recipes, and running an education project in my village. I want to show you that deliberate living can be achieved with hard work, savings and simple living.