Author Archives: The Escape Artist

How I made £1.7 million…then gave it away

There is more than one path to becoming wealthy. And some of them don’t revolve around grinding out a decade or two in an office job. It turns out that some people make money from starting a  business that they enjoy.  Some even make money from businesses that they enjoy so much that they would […]

Get Rich…with Abs

Today we have a guest post from a reader called Georgie, a chiropractor, wife and mum who has built her own health coaching practice. I first met Georgie a few years ago when she reached out to me for financial coaching.  We got on well…probably because she applies the same principles to her health and wellness […]

Why would anyone write a blog?!?

Well I don’t know about anyone else, but in my case it all started out harmlessly enough. Back in 2013, I stumbled across a website called Mr Money Mustache. Here I find some bloke making some pretty bold claims…saying he retired age 30 and that anyone can get rich by following some simple steps. Well […]

Get Rich…being British?!?

Today we have a guest post from a reader who I’ve called The Dragon Queen. The Dragon Queen hails from Scotland, did a 15-year stint in London and now lives and works in Singapore. Her partner lives in Australia, so Financial Independence will mean they can finally live on the same continent(!). I first met […]

Get Rich…with Lodgers

I’ve noticed that in the street where I live, several of the houses have only one or two people living in them. Usually, these are older people whose children who have left. They’re left rattling around in a detached family house that is expensive to maintain. Sometimes they live alone in their old family house […]

Is it possible to get to Financial Independence on £12,500 per year?

The answer, of course, is no. And yes. But mostly no. Huh? Let’s start with no. You’re not gonna get on the housing ladder let alone get to full financial independence if you’re earning £12,500 a year AND EVERYTHING STAYS THE SAME FOREVER (your job, your salary, interest rates, house prices etc etc). Some say […]

Get Rich…with Hobbies!

One of the amazing things about writing a blog about financial independence has been the variety of people I’ve met in that place offline called “The Real World”. You may remember Chloë who wrote the excellent Get Rich With Other People (Part 2).  Of my several thousand close personal friends (ahem), Chloë is my favourite left wing, […]