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 […]

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 […]

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