John has an extensive experience of 32 years in the financial services industry, from banking to management to senior financial planning. With a realistic and “bite-sized” approach to personal finance management, John has mentored many Australian families in setting and achieving their financial goals with his step-by-step Personal Money System. Fed up with the pace of the corporate world, John was flushed with money but missing a lifestyle. So he took a three year hiatus before dipping his oar for a few years in private enterprise management; running a few café businesses.
It was while teaching others the ins and outs of the café business, I realized that most clients were missing the basic knowledge of how to manage financial matters. Thus, began my journey of helping people achieve financial freedom so that they stop worrying about money stuff and still live a full and happy life.” John de Ridder, Founder, Focus Your Money.