Author Archives: The Escape Artist

Get Rich without…Self-Sabotage

I’m not sure if you noticed but I made a pretty big claim in my last post: This brings us to one of the great taboos of personal finance which is that most people are self-sabotaging. This inconvenient truth gets swept under the carpet in the earnest and somewhat prissy tone adopted in most personal […]

Work Bitch

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And if that’s true, then what’s a slick video with a banging tune and hilarious lyrics worth? Quite a lot, I reckon. There’s an unwritten rule that stuff about money has to be written so blandly that none of the children in the sandpit can possibly get […]

How to have a Great Day

One of the problems with Left vs Right politics is that both sides fall into the same trap of assuming that having more stuff is the answer to all problems. On The Left, communists / socialists want more government control over the economy so everyone can eat more beetroot, have more tractors and more pet […]

What to expect when you’re expecting

So you’re expecting your first baby! As we all know from the adverts and the Disney films, this is the most wonderful thing in the world, a time of boundless joy and happiness where you bring life into the world, strengthening the bond with your soulmate and everyone living happily ever after. Or is it? […]

The 3 elements of high performance: Story, Strategy, State

This is not a normal personal finance site, it’s a site about how to get rich. One problem with boring traditional personal finance advice is that it tells you what to do with what’s left over at the end of the month. The problem is that for most people there’s not much left over at the end […]

Get Rich with…No Regrets

Are savers missing out on fun? As I may have mentioned before, I don’t think of buying less stuff as deprivation. It’s more money for you to buy your freedom with. So I don’t buy the idea that you’ll be “missing out” if you pursue financial independence. I will however agree that scrimping on experiences, on […]

The fundamentalists are fundamentally wrong

This Christmas sermon post is a short extract from Steven Pressfield’s book The War of Art, which I’ll be adding to my list of recommended books. The book is about overcoming procrastination and self-sabotage (or what Pressfield calls “Resistance”). The aim is to become a more productive person who gets shit done. Part of this […]