Category Guest posts

Getting debt-free…treading lightly on The Earth

One of my favourite descriptions of financial independence is that its an environmental movement dressed up as a $$$ GET RICH QUICK $$$ scheme. Today’s guest post from a TEA reader helps join the dots for other people who are on the journey from consumer to producer to environmentalist. 🌍 The Escape Artist Hi, I’m […]

The Inestimable Advantages of Living a More Natural Life

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 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 […]

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 […]

Are diamonds really a girl’s best friend?

This week I am featuring an article from Free to Pursue, a Canadian blogger who writes about personal finance and related lifestyle matters including great stuff on subjects as varied as Zombies, Flowers and House. The article deals with the strange social convention of spending large amounts of money on diamond engagement rings.   This is one of those habits […]