Today we are talking about how people often fail to join the dots between their spending choices and the fact that they are not as rich, healthy and happy as they could be. They may then complain and compound things by getting defensive when their clownery gets pointed out to them. We often get more […]

Readers tuning in for their weekly instalment of personal finance tips, schoolboy humour and banging tunez may want to look away now…because this week we will be sorting out British politics. Yes, really! 🙂 Getting rich is simple and possible for most people. Its just not easy…partly because some things aren’t meant to be easy and […]

One of the funny things about giving personal finance tips free to The World is that you know that lots of people don’t follow through. You can bring water to horses, but you can’t always make them drink. How many people have read The 3 Numbers that can make you a millionaire and thought yeah, […]

Much of this financial independence thing is about rethinking things from first principles. When you do this, you realise that a lot of conventional wisdom isn’t very wise. Often you must unlearn what you have learned. Home ownership has come to be seen as A Good Thing.  Mostly this assumption is implicit and unquestioned.  Its easy […]

The Escape Artist grew up in rural England (East Anglia) in the 1970s in a village where the British class system was alive and well. The social structure of the village hadn’t really changed since The Domesday book of 1086. At the top of the village hierarchy, there was the landowning family who lived in their country […]

Let’s talk education. The Escape Artist went to Eton, the school that has educated more Prime Ministers and heads of state than any other school in Britain. And, when I say I went there, I mean I went there once. Out of term time, the school is open to visitors so The Escape Artist paid a […]

Why is most traditional financial advice missing the point? All that stuff about buying insurance, repayment vs interest only mortgages, annuities and risk tolerance questionnaires blah blah blah is mostly a distraction from what really matters: earning more and spending less. The problem with the personal finance sections of the newspapers, most investing books and […]

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