Apologies in advance if today’s post contains a large element of stating the obvious. But The Escape Artist has come to realise that the bleedin’ obvious needs to be spelt out. Repeatedly. Part of the problem is that almost everyone thinks they’re normal and sensible when it comes to money. I wouldn’t be surprised if […]

What if there were a secret community of people roaming the world on gap years…or even on perpetual holiday? Last year I got an intriguing email from Jason, a reader who explained how what had started as a gap year for grown ups turned into something more.  When I was in the Prison Camp, I had no […]

Regular readers will know that The Escape Artist grew up in a tiny village in the back end of nowhere in rural Cambridgeshire. Eventually my parents decided that our mortgage was not big enough so, when I was 10 years old, we moved from the back end of nowhere to the middle of nowhere. We […]

Is it easy to save money or is it hard? Well, that partly depends on your income.  Its easy to save more if you have a higher income (I know, genius!). But it also depends on your perspective. If you live a modern Western sedentary lifestyle, its messing with your body and your mind. And […]

Reader’s voice: What’s that sound I hear? Is someone scraping the bottom of a barrel again?  No…its Now That’s What I call Financial Independence! 8 The Escape Artist is back once again in the guise of a music critic from the NME…armed with earnest prose, tortuous metaphors and psycho-babble to review more classic songs about financial independence. I’m On A […]

Today we are talking about how people often struggle to join the dots between their spending choices and the fact that they are not as rich, healthy and happy as they could be. To show us what this looks like, I’ve got Mr “LunchMoney” Lewis to give us a demonstration of how not to manage […]

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 […]

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