Hey there! My name is Jenni Syrjala, and I love talking about money!
I don’t have a background in finance – in fact, I used to be rubbish with money. I went through a 5-year period of constant travel while at university, and once I graduated and started my own translation business I had a phase of signing up for every single conference, course, workshop and online programme I could find – often including travelling to a different part of the country, or even abroad. My lowest moment was probably when I decided I had to have a sit-stand desk, which is when my boyfriend decided to intervene.
Long story short (you can read the full version here), eventually I stumbled upon a webinar which pretty much changed my life. It helped me discover a passion for all things personal finance that I never knew I had, and I just had to learn more. What followed were months of reading everything I could get my hands on on the topic, listening to webinars and podcasts, and of course reading personal finance blogs. Eventually I decided to start my own blog as well, and soon Miss Moneyjenni was born (because who doesn’t like a pun?).
Miss Moneyjenni does not, however, focus only on personal finance, because at the moment that isn’t the only thing that occupies my time. Oh no, I’m managing to keep myself quite busy!
Apart from running a business, writing this blog and planning a wedding for September 2017, I have also (almost accidentally, I might add) signed up to run the London Marathon in April 2017! To find out just how crazy that is, all you need to know is that most people who know me wouldn’t shy away from calling me a fitness-phobe (and if you want to know the full extent of it, you can find out all about it in this post).
When setting up this blog I was at the very beginning of my marathon journey, but I could already see that there were some pretty obvious parallels (and some more far-fetched ones) that could be drawn between long-distance running and managing your personal finances. So I decided to merge the two topics to explore this further. Hopefully I’m not the only person out there with an interest in both money and running!
So you can look forward to my top tips on managing your finances, other people’s stories on how they created a happy relationship with their money, as well as updates on my marathon training, debt repayment and investing journeys!
As part of my marathon journey I have decided to try to raise £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support, who want to make sure that no one has to face cancer alone. If you want to help me stay motivated during my long, hard training runs, why not sponsor me if you have a few pounds going spare?