about me

Hi, my name is Lauren and I created From Rags To Riches to share my personal finance journey with you, so you can use my money tips and learn from my money mistakes. I’m 22 years old, and I became a home owner at 21 by using the tricks on this website to earn extra income on top on my full time job and save thousands of pounds!

I am a Yorkshire girl at heart, despite living in Lincolnshire now with my boyfriend, and you can usually find me with a cup of coffee in my hand working on a side project.

I began working in a cafe as soon as I turned 16 to give me chance to save for my driving lessons the following year, and once I finished my A-Levels I began juggling my weekend job with a full time Administration Apprenticeship. I started my apprenticeship on £3.30 an hour, which wasn’t nearly enough to run a car and have a social life as well, so in my spare time I took up researching ways to boost my income.

I regularly complete Mystery Shopper assignments to get free food, and the surveys sites I use paid for a lot of the furniture in my home. I usually only buy myself new clothes a couple of times a year, so I also sell my old clothes on eBay to make some extra cash.

I have always dreamed of being a writer so having this blog is like a dream come true for me! You can expect blog posts on money saving tips and challenges, ways to make extra money, debt repayment methods and blogging techniques.

My next goal is to become debt free and pay off my mortgage early, so my aim is to side hustle as much as possible so I can start making mortgage overpayments.

I hope that you will follow me on my journey, and get in touch if you have any questions or want to know more or a topic!

Lauren x