It seems a lifetime ago that I arrived on my parents’ doorstep aged 29, with two small children and a few bags after finally finding the courage to leave my violent marriage. I had, in the process, made us homeless and my parents, of course, took us in without question. Little did they know that would mean six months of us living in their back bedroom. We tiptoed past them as they slept to reach the toilet in the middle of the night!

Since then, I have turned my life around from being a homeless, single parent through to a university undergrad then a postgrad, then a business and entrepreneurship lecturer. During this time, I held down five part-time jobs while studying and living in social housing. When I moved on to become a university lecturer, I thought I would be secure for life until ten years later I faced redundancy.

Vicki and kids

I learnt from my mistakes. I took chances, even when everyone around me said it was too risky. I leapt from unemployment into property investment and running my own business. I did this because I wanted to have more choice and freedom about how I spent my time. I wanted more control over how I earned my income and my financial future. I did not want to risk staking my future and that of my family on the whims of a boss ever again.

I set up my own business in 2006. Soon, people were asking me to help them invest in property and my sourcing and training businesses were born, along with the property books, property and wealth courses and speaking at events. I now had a cash-generating property portfolio and two income-generating businesses. The conclusion to this story is the real value. Life was finally good after all the hard work and, at some points, hardship and uncertainty experienced as a mother, employee, and business owner. More than good in fact it was AMAZING.

I am not motivated by flash cars, big houses, or other traditional symbols of wealth. To me a wealthy life is one where you have both enough money and enough time to enjoy it with those that matter to you.

After years of counting every penny, my family no longer had to worry. I did not have a proper job anymore – I ran my own businesses, doing what I loved when I wanted. I was effectively retired and just running a business because I enjoyed it and it gave me something purposeful to do.

Vicki Wusche Scuba Diving

My wealth clients change their lives. They drop stress, worry and guilt. They are more focused, refocused on creating a life that matters to them. We work together to create a financial plan that makes that crucial shift from working for money to making money work for them.

Not bad for a former ‘made-redundant single-parent’!

I have educated over 10,000 people about financial security through books, blogs, podcasts, live events, training and mentoring.

I am responsible for a collective client portfolio of over 119 properties with an approximate value in excess of £12.5m.

In the last 12 months, I have helped over 22 new clients, 8 of whom are starting their investment journeys

In the last nine months, I have sold 9 and bought 8 new properties for clients.

And planted over 2,500 seeds planted, re-potted, shared with family and friends.

All while working a 3.5-day week – one day with grandchildren and an afternoon visiting my mother

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Gordon Glennister

Author of Influencer Marketing
“Vicki is really knowledgeable about property and how to get a good return, her books are packed full of great advice and tips. Vicki is someone you want on your “people I want to work with” list.”

Jonathan Moore

UK Sales Director
“I just wanted to compliment you on your Wealth Tracker spreadsheet, the complimentary resource from your book The Wealthy Retirement Plan. This template really focusses in on the ability to manage finances. Its intuitive and easy to use.”

Laura Campbell

Destination Marketing Expert
“Vicki has a wealth of knowledge and provides powerful guidance as you find your way through the financial maze. I would definitely recommend that you take her online Readiness to Retire Wealthy audit.”
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