I’m Gisela and I’m from Germany. Last year at a meetup in Budapest I met some financially free people and I was fascinated by how down to earth they were. They intrigued me and I wanted to learn more about them.

On my blog I write about how women can make the most of their finances, but I didn’t think that was the right place to present what I learned. So I decided to write a book instead. I set out to find and talk to people who are financially free. I wanted to ask them how they managed it, how they live now, how they relate to the rest of society and what their goals are now.

I ended up conducting 11 interviews altogether with very different people. People who own real estate or stocks, people who’ve moved abroad, and families with children. Their stories were all different, and it was fascinating to talk to these people.

About the English Version of the Book

The book was translated into English for free, and all proceeds will be donated to the Babba Maria children’s home  in Lutoasa, Romania. The home was set up in 2005 by the Csibész foundation with the aim of housing disadvantaged children from the Csango community, making sure they get an education and offering them a chance at a future.

In the 2017-2018 school year there are 22 children and teenagers living at the home. They are looked after by six carers and a psychologist. The home receives no support from the Romanian state and relies on its own resources, donations from well-wishers, and keeping animals to feed the children and cover its other costs.

More information (Hungarian only): http://www.csibesz.ro/wordpress/hu/

You can also make a donation directly to the Csibész foundation:
Account holder: Asociația Tinerilor Csibész
IBAN (EUR): RO38RNCB0152042357960002
Swift code: RNCB ROBU