Author Archives: The Escape Artist

Who’s the bitch in this relationship?

Meet Justin and Jessica. They’ve been together for just over a year. Justin is the one wearing the ill-fitting T shirt and cargo shorts. Jessica is the immaculately groomed one in metallic grey.  Jessica is expensive to run and a little above Justin’s paygrade. Perhaps that’s why he’s so devoted to her? Justin thinks he’s got lucky but I’m not so sure about […]

The inestimable advantages of paying yourself first

Paying yourself first is something that I’ve mentioned before. But I haven’t yet fully explained it’s amazing power to accelerate your journey to financial freedom. Paying yourself first is what it says on the tin. You pay yourself before you pay Netflix, the supermarket, the bank, the utility companies, the breweries, cigarette companies, gift shops, Premier […]

What if you put as much effort into your own finances as you put into your job??

What if you were put in charge of an important project at work? Imagine your company needs to build a new factory or software product or create an advertising campaign or dig a mine or change a major supplier or whatever.  Now imagine that your boss puts YOU in charge of the project. Think about the amount of […]

Don’t be a Nice Guy, Be a Good Guy (Part 2)

Back in 2018 I published Don’t Be a Nice Guy, Be a Good Guy (Part 1), my rather unoriginal summary of the ideas of Dr Robert Glover, author of No More Mr Nice Guy. I have to confess that, before I published that post, I wasn’t particularly wedded to the idea that there’s a whole […]

Get Rich…Without Excuses

One of the things that gets success gurus a bad name is the bloke (and it usually is a bloke) who sells some e-book or Get-Rich-Quick! online course promising the secrets of how they dunnit. In the worst cases, they aren’t even rich, they’ve just rented a private jet / Lamborghini / bottle of Moet et Chandon by […]

Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 16

In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is sent reluctantly to cover a story about a weather forecasting groundhog. On waking up the following day, he discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again and again and again. He comes to the the realisation that he’s doomed to spend the rest of eternity in […]

Understanding Your Money Blueprint (Part 2)

In Part 1, I introduced the concept of your money blueprint. Everyone has a personal Money Blueprint and this shapes our financial destiny. Imagine we humans are computers. Our bodies are the hardware and our money blueprint is the operating software that’s been programmed into us. We emerge from the “factory” of childhood into adult […]