Category Guest posts
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 […]
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 […]
Just a quick note to say that 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 / talks here.
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 […]
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 […]
Some weeks I write a new article that I can’t wait to share with you. This is not one of those weeks. The Escape Artist is on holiday (from what exactly? you may well ask) and has written nothing. But that doesn’t matter because here at The Escape Artist I share the best insights from […]
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 […]