Back in 2014, I wrote a blogpost called The Ice Sculpture and The Turkey that talked about the risks of investing (and the risks of not investing). I was reminded of this when discussing risk recently with Andy Hart from The Maven Money podcast. You can watch our discussion on investing here: You can boil […]

Some on the internet say that The Escape Artist is running out of fresh material. What nonsense! If I was running out of fresh material, then how could I be coming up with original gems such as Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 18?? Answer me that one. Yes, The Escape Artist is back […]

  We are buying things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t even know  Josh from The Minimalists At last! I finally got round to watching the film “Minimalism” on Netflix which features Josh and Ryan aka The Minimalists. I loved the film and I’m fascinated by the overlap […]

There are 2 main asset classes that work for long term wealth-building. One is the stockmarket and the other is property. Everyone has a different take on these and you are allowed to have your own views. My own view is that the (unleveraged) returns from the stockmarket have historically been better than the returns […]

As I may have mentioned before, the benefits of financial independence lie in the journey as much as the destination. If financial independence were all about the destination, then lottery winners would all be happy, well adjusted people. But very often they are not.  About one third of lottery jackpot winners end up bankrupt. People […]

Have you ever been for a long hike in the mountains? Imagine the scene. You are at the start of The Path. The air is clean, you are surrounded by the beauty of nature. You have a long days hiking in front of you but its do-able: you know that other people have done it […]

For me, the test of a good personal finance blog is whether it delivers useful and actionable information. The readers can then decide for themselves how that information fits into their own life and to how / whether to action that information. That’s because this blog is for grown ups, capable of making their own minds […]