Author Archives: The Escape Artist

Geographic arbitrage and the beauty of having a Plan B

I once helped cure the financial anxiety of a French fund manager. He was stressed out by his job (he was worried – with some justification – that the robots were coming for him) and his London lifestyle. Perhaps you too would like to feel less anxious (and get better with money)? If so, please continue and I […]

Do you need a plan?

As I may have mentioned before, if you are in debt or working a job you don’t like, then you are a prisoner. Maybe you like your job (most of the time) but you’d just like more choices and more flexibility in your life? Escape is possible. But you probably need a plan. What is […]

Get Rich Slowly, Get Started Quickly

Getting rich slowly is the safest way. Getting rich slowly is the most reliable way. It may be the only realistic way. Waiting to win the lottery is waiting to be chosen by a universe that’s indifferent to our existence. Day trading only makes the banks and brokers rich. Working at a startup is much better […]

How it works

Welcome! If you are interested in financial freedom, then you are in the right place. The blog This website is my shop window. It’s free and in full view on the internet where anyone can find it and learn from it. This website is where I explain the basic concepts of financial independence as simply […]

Lessons from The Crab Shack (where The Elite eat in their bare feet)

Many years ago, I was on holiday in the Deep South of The United States. It was a road trip and we were touring round Georgia, Alabama and Florida. I have particularly fond memories of one restaurant that we went to. It was called The Crab Shack. The Crab Shack was quirky, hilarious and brilliant. […]

Once you’ve done one “impossible” thing, you start to wonder what else might be possible

I often do financial coaching with young(ish) professionals (lawyers / accountants / bankers / techies / doctors etc) who are trying to make the leap to partner / MD / board level. One of my suggestions to them may seem irritatingly vague and hand-wavy at first glance… …but please bear with me because there’s more […]

Get Rich without Bureaucracy

If you want to escape The Prison Camp, there are 2 things you need to know about bureaucracy. Firstly, sometimes you just have to follow the rules. Some things are non-negotiable for us. This is Lesson 1 and most of us learn this at school. For example, when you apply for a passport, you need to […]

Web 3.0 Is Coming For Web 2.0

The internet was originally a network of military / government / academic computers. Web 1.0 was based on open protocols: the web was built on the HTTP protocol and email was built on SMTP.  These were the platforms on which website designers and other developers built. The problem for us was that Web 1.0 was mostly static webpages […]

The more runway you have, the safer you are

My Dad once learned how to fly a microlight, a flying contraption that looks like a bit like a hang glider attached to a lawnmower. It’s probably not the safest hobby you could choose. He learned to fly this thing at a rustic airstrip which, by all accounts, was just a grass field with a hedge […]

Crypto : From Evil Criminal Network to Sensible Investment in just 18 months

It’s amazing how quickly the media narrative shifts. Crypto has gone from being portrayed as the payments network for SPECTRE Criminal Enterprises Inc. to sensible investment in just 18 months. If the speed of this change seems crazy to you, you’re not alone. Everything is speeding up One of the reasons that everything seems crazy these days […]