Category Case studies

Back from the brink of financial oblivion

I heard a story last week that’s too good not to share. I was on Zoom talking to a subscriber to The Escape Manual. He told me how he’d pulled off a massive 180 degree turnaround: going from debt disaster to responsible role model and provider for his children. So I asked James (names changed for obvious reasons) if he would […]

The Compound Advantages of Hard Choices

As much as I like to like to encourage people to get better with money, I wouldn’t describe reaching financial independence as easy. Sure, it’s not like coal mining by hand or ploughing a field without a tractor. But society today has a way of offering us easy options. The problem with easy choices is […]

Reader case study : A Teacher Escapes

Just in case you were wondering, The Escape Artist does not claim to be unbiased.  So let me declare some of my biases upfront. Firstly, I’m biased in favour of financial education for everyone. Secondly, I’m biased in favour of my financial coaching. Thirdly, I’m shamelessly biased in favour of my financial coaching clients and […]

Can you become a millionaire on a fireman’s salary?

I met The Fireman at a recent FI London meet up.  He’s a really good guy with a fascinating back story which he agreed to share. The Escape Artist is always on the lookout for interesting reader case studies where people achieve what looks at first glance to be impossible.  How about creating a multi-million pound property and […]

Reader Case Study : Freedom through Self Employment

Here at The Escape Artist we’re talking about how to achieve freedom and happiness. There are different routes to these destinations. I’ve written about holding down a stressful job and investing your way to financial independence because that’s what I did. But there are other ways to achieve greater freedom in your work and in your […]