Category Guest posts

Building blocks of a wealthy society: Free Speech (Part 2)

Chloë, our favourite free thinking amateur comedienne, vegan and eco-hippy is back with another guest post: TEA has written before about why we need free speech for a healthy (and wealthy) society but apparently it’s still controversial not to want a government that can control your thoughts and imprison you for disagreeing. So allow me […]

The Inestimable Advantages of Living a More Natural Life (Part 2)

Our ancestors lived for millions of years without money. This explains why spending does not equal happiness.  The things that make us happy are the natural “wins” that we would have experienced over the millennia: being in nature, overcoming obstacles, eating real food, conversation and laughter, good sex, happy children and community. The best things in life […]

Getting Rich…with Property

There are 2 main asset classes that work for long term wealth-building. One is the stockmarket and the other is property. Everyone has a different take on these and you are allowed to have your own views. My own view is that the (unleveraged) returns from the stockmarket have historically been better than the returns […]

Living low cost in a high cost city

For me, the test of a good personal finance blog is whether it delivers useful and actionable information. The readers can then decide for themselves how that information fits into their own life and to how / whether to action that information. That’s because this blog is for grown ups, capable of making their own minds […]

Getting Rich with The Military

It’s no accident that I chose a military theme for this website. When you are fighting a war, the stakes are too high for political correctness, waffle and wishful thinking. So there’s a directness about the military that I’ve always admired. But there’s much more to it than that. The military mindset combines discipline and […]

Understanding Your Money Blueprint (Part 2)

In Part 1, I introduced the concept of your money blueprint. Everyone has a personal Money Blueprint and this shapes our financial destiny. Imagine we humans are computers. Our bodies are the hardware and our money blueprint is the operating software that’s been programmed into us. We emerge from the “factory” of childhood into adult […]

Playing with FIRE : the Director’s story

For the last year or so, the FIRE community has been eagerly awaiting the release of the Playing with FIRE movie. And last week it finally arrived!  The US premiere was aired at MMM HQ in Colorado to rave reviews from those who were there. Even better…the London premiere of the film will be held on […]