Category Guest posts

“Op Loaded” : Getting Rich in The Military

It’s no accident that I chose a military theme for this website. Unlike in many offices or the mainstream media, bullshit does not get you very far in the military. When you are fighting a war, the stakes are too high for political correctness, waffle and wishful thinking. So there is a directness about the […]

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 […]

The BBC vs. FI TV

Regular readers will be familiar with Chloë, my favourite lesbian friend, stand up comedienne, free thinker and occasional guest contributor to The Escape Artist. The Escape Artist was so impressed with Chloë’s previous guest posts that I decided to offer her a job. What with this being The Patriarchy and everything, I’ve put her on […]

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 I made £1.7 million…then gave it away

There is more than one path to becoming wealthy. And some of them don’t revolve around grinding out a decade or two in an office job. It turns out that some people make money from starting a  business that they enjoy.  Some even make money from businesses that they enjoy so much that they would […]

Get Rich…being British?!?

Today we have a guest post from a reader who I’ve called The Dragon Queen. The Dragon Queen hails from Scotland, did a 15-year stint in London and now lives and works in Singapore. Her partner lives in Australia, so Financial Independence will mean they can finally live on the same continent(!). I first met […]