Hi! I am Inge Natalie Hol, author of The 100 Steps to Financial Independence: Your Definitive Roadmap to Achieving Your Financial Dreams.
My full name is Ingeborg Natalie Gudrun Elsa Hol – If you can see what my parents did there, then I can assure you that wasn’t a coincidence – I get that question a lot! (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check the first letter of all those first names and put them together.)
I have been working in education for over 10 years and have been running a business together with my partner for more than 7 years. One of my biggest passions in life is helping others improve their chances for success, whether that’s at school, in the workplace or in their personal lives.
Ever since primary school I’ve had a keen interest in numbers, maths and personal finance. The only reason I didn’t do a degree in maths is that I didn’t want to be a teacher. (Fate has it that I ended up in education many years later anyway so that wasn’t a very insightful decision).
I strongly believe that small, consistent steps lead to incredible results if applied consequently over time. This is a key feature of the book as it is loaded with small action steps and plans. In fact the only reason I managed to combine writing a book with my regular personal and work life, was by getting up one hour earlier every day consistently for more than 2 years, to little by little put the 100 Steps to Financial Independence together.
Over the past 15 years I have also transferred my passion to help others to a personal level: I currently have 4 rescue pets: 2 cats found on the street, a dog found on the street and another dog from a shelter. Together with my husband we try to live an adventurous yet sometimes slightly goofy life in Spain.