Author Archives: The Escape Artist

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 […]

Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 14

When you grow up in the ‘hood, you do what it takes to stay alive. And when you grow up in East Anglia you do what it takes not to get bored. So it may or may not surprise you that, back in the day, The Escape Artist was a bit of a naughty schoolboy. […]

RESET : How one family changed their life

Until recently, I’d not come across a UK book about financial independence. That changed a few weeks ago when David Sawyer got in touch and sent me a copy of his book RESET. I get a lot of emails from people wanting to do guest posts…I turn 99% of these down. But Dave caught my […]

How to Get Rich (without getting lucky)

Today we have some solid gold from Naval Ravikant’s twitter feed. For those of you that have not come across Naval, he’s a remarkable individual. He started off as a penniless Indian immigrant and ended up a wealthy American tech entrepreneur / investor in San Francisco. He’s the founder of AngelList and invested at an […]