They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And if that’s true, then what’s a slick video with a banging tune and hilarious lyrics worth? Quite a lot, I reckon. There’s an unwritten rule that stuff about money has to be written so blandly that none of the children in the sandpit can possibly get […]

One of the problems with Left vs Right politics is that both sides fall into the same trap of assuming that having more stuff is the answer to all problems. On The Left, communists / socialists want more government control over the economy so everyone can eat more beetroot, have more tractors and more pet […]

So you’re expecting your first baby! As we all know from the adverts and the Disney films, this is the most wonderful thing in the world, a time of boundless joy and happiness where you bring life into the world, strengthening the bond with your soulmate and everyone living happily ever after. Or is it? […]

This is not a normal personal finance site, it’s a site about how to get rich. One problem with boring traditional personal finance advice is that it tells you what to do with what’s left over at the end of the month. The problem is that for most people there’s not much left over at the end […]

Are savers missing out on fun? As I may have mentioned before, I don’t think of buying less stuff as deprivation. It’s more money for you to buy your freedom with. So I don’t buy the idea that you’ll be “missing out” if you pursue financial independence. I will however agree that scrimping on experiences, on […]

This Christmas sermon post is a short extract from Steven Pressfield’s book The War of Art, which I’ll be adding to my list of recommended books. The book is about overcoming procrastination and self-sabotage (or what Pressfield calls “Resistance”). The aim is to become a more productive person who gets shit done. Part of this […]

When you grow up in the ‘hood, you do what it takes to stay alive. And when you grow up in East Anglia you do what it takes not to get bored. So it may or may not surprise you that, back in the day, The Escape Artist was a bit of a naughty schoolboy. […]