About Woodpecker

Prost! (Cheers!)

Woodpecker is a quite common guy from the middle class of Germany. Maybe a bit above average financially well off, not especially gifted but not untalented either, well educated. But no rich daddy, no elitist university, no lottery winner or something.

I am around mid 30s, 2 kids (3 and 1 years old) and I live in Munich / Bavaria / Germany / Europe. (town of beer, lederhosen, Oktoberfest, BMW and what not…)

I work for a medium sized unspectacular company, it’s not booming, but it’s not doing too bad either, I’m not unhappy with my salary but it’s far from Silicon Valley or London city wages.

Working your ass off until you are 70, retire and start to enjoy your life might sound compelling to others, but it doesn’t to me.
Thus I am determined to live a happy, free and financially independent life here and now.

My great obsessions are travelling and photography, and all pictures you see on the blog are part of the product of these obsessions.




16 comments on “About Woodpecker

  1. B says:

    Nice to meet you! You sound very comfortable with where you are in life. Makes for a very encouraging read!

  2. Markus says:

    Hi, komme gerade von MMM hier herüber. Bin noch nicht ganz bei ER/FI angekommen, aber finde Sparsamkeit in letzter Zeit echt reizvoll. Mich würde interessieren, ob die Woodpeckers Germans sind oder nur in Germany wohnen? Sorry, falls das schon irgendwo erklärt wird, ich beginne gerade erst, mich durch den back catalogue zu lesen. Viele Grüße, Markus

    • mrwoodpecker says:

      Hi Markus und herzlich willkommen!

      Ja, wir sind “Germans”. Und das gerne, muss ich sagen, denn unser Land wird oft (und allen voran von uns Deutschen) unterschätzt. Bietet es doch gute bis sehr gute Voraussetzungen ein schönes Leben zu führen und ggf. down-zu-shiften. Plus seine tolle Lage im Herzen Europas!


  3. Love me or hate me, I have nominated you for a blogger-to-blogger award. Read all about it here: http://wp.me/p2V9GN-8A

  4. Octomore says:

    Hello MrWoodpecker

    Very inspiring. French living in Zürich, like your writings, have more or less the same goal/way of thinking about life.

    thank you

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