Mandy St John Davey How I Found My Freedom By Mirela Sula Mandy is a professional property investor specialising in residential property. She has been investing in property for the last 16 years and has built up a substantial portfolio of properties both here in the UK and abroad. Mandy was born and brought up in the South Wales valleys, and was inspired to do well after her mother was left widowed at the age of 22 with two small children, after her father was killed in a road traffic accident. She was four and her brother was 18 months old. In those days, there was no housing benefit so they were forced to leave their home and live with their grandparents. Her grandfather was a coal miner, on a low wage and back then, although having a very happy childhood, things were financially tough. Mandy went to school in the local village but wasn’t a great academic, however she left school with a few O-Levels and she went into work locally as a receptionist. She got engaged and bought a house with her fiancé with some of the money left to her in trust by her father. Her first house cost just £8,000 and at the age of 18 she felt that was a great achievement. However, having seen her mother struggle with two small children she decided that maybe settling down so young wasn’t a good idea, and she wanted a career. So after splitting from her fiancé and selling the house, Mandy embarked on a journey to find her career. She sent her CV out to all the biggest companies in South Wales and was offered a job as a Junior Revenue Assistant at Welsh Water on a salary of £5,500 a year [...]

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