Category Guest posts

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 […]

Get Rich…with Hobbies!

One of the amazing things about writing a blog about financial independence has been the variety of people I’ve met in that place offline called “The Real World”. You may remember Chloë who wrote the excellent Get Rich With Other People (Part 2).  Of my several thousand close personal friends (ahem), Chloë is my favourite left wing, […]

Financial Independence : An immigrant’s story

I met Ken at one of the FI London meet ups. I didn’t realise how interesting his back story was until I read this post. Ken is now financially independent aged 34, having come to the UK from Nigeria ~20 years ago. Ken’s story reminded me how easy and safe we have it in the affluent […]

Get Rich with…Other People (Part 2)

In Get Rich with Other People (Part 1) I wrote about the first meet up of the Financial Independence London Facebook group that I went to. Meeting people face to face is to real community what oxygen is to breathing. So I went to another of these meet-ups earlier this month which was fun. It was […]

The Choose FI podcast

Alan Donegan and I did a podcast about the UK path to financial independence over at the popular American podcast Choose FI. Click here to listen to the episode. Enjoy! You can check out my other interviews / podcasts here.

Guest post : Our gap year for grown ups

What if there were a secret community of people roaming the world on gap years…or even on perpetual holiday? Last year I got an intriguing email from Jason, a reader who explained how what had started as a gap year for grown ups turned into something more.  When I was in the Prison Camp, I had no […]

10 ways to slash your home energy bills

The less you need to spend, the quicker you get to financial independence. So attack recurring costs like a Rottweiler!  Home energy costs are a good example. When The Escape Artist needs specialist knowledge, he looks for someone independent who knows what they are talking about. As it happens, I recently bumped into an expert who advises householders on energy cost reduction and who kindly agreed to […]