saturday_night_fever_poster

Today we are talking about how work can be much more fun after financial independence. Remember, you are allowed to carry on working after FI if you want…because financial independence is not the same thing as early retirement. I could bang on about this but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. So when The […]

pockets

One of my lightbulb moments on The Path to financial independence came from asking myself this question about money: Where does it all go? You can ask this at a personal level (where does your own money go?) or at the level of society (where does everyone’s money go?). Both are great questions to ask. Most people […]

chimp

One of the tricks to getting to financial independence is thinking for yourself. This is easy…as long as you aren’t a monkey that just does what the other monkeys around you do.  The Escape Artist has noticed that some of those other monkeys seem keen on using their money and time to play expensive status games. […]

barmaid

Before Christmas I met up with an old friend. He was on his way to Heathrow for a business trip abroad and had made time to stop by. We went for a 12m off road run in beautiful countryside before retiring to a local pub to re-hydrate with some strong beer. I told him about my earlier experiment […]

big-hat

These people cannot be millionaires!  They don’t look like millionaires, they don’t dress like millionaires, they don’t eat like millionaires, they don’t act like millionaires – they don’t even have millionaire names. Where are the millionaires who look like millionaires? So starts the book The Millionaire Next Door, the classic study of how most rich people […]

mindset

Debates about financial independence sometimes seem to involve people talking at cross purposes.  Some talk cheerfully about how easy achieving financial independence is.  Others emphasise the barriers (e.g. the govt, stockmarket valuations, their boss, spendy other half etc etc). It’s almost as if they are talking different languages…or looking at the world through a different […]

LONDON, UK, 05.08.2012 - OLIMPIADAS DE LONDRES 2012 - 
ATLETISMO - SALTO EM ALTURA - GUILHERME COBBO. (Foto: Marcelo Pereira/Terra)

Stoicism has a bit of an image problem. There are 2 reasons for this. Firstly, its philosophy.  So people often assume its all poncey horseshit where perpetual students with goatee beards and berets bicker in cafes over the meaning of words whilst smoking French cigarettes and generally being a bellend. Not true. I don’t smoke […]

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