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Get Rich with…Feminism

What has feminism got to do with financial independence? Well…quite a lot actually. The Escape Artist knows a lot of complicated shit about finance.  I don’t usually include it in my blogposts but today I’m gonna start with some advanced level stuff: All else being equal, a couple that both work are likely to earn more […]

Excuse me…I don’t want to alarm anyone…but this is an emergency

I’m not going to soft soap this week’s message, which is that: Getting your financial shit together is an emergency. Generally, I don’t like the alarmism of the news media who grab our attention by revelling in reporting the latest miseries from all around the world…most of which we don’t need to know. The Escape […]

Congratulations! You’ve won the lottery!

Let’s play a fun game…let’s imagine you’ve just won the lottery! You’ll soon be handed one of those outsized cheques for £5million and will have that slightly awkward moment when you struggle to squeeze it through the doors of your bank to pay it in. Unlikely…you say? Well..let’s be honest, the odds are pretty slim…what […]

Financial independence is for everyone

One of the funny things about financial independence is hearing the objections made against it.  Most are pitifully thin. For example, one of the more bizarre criticisms is that financial independence is only relevant for high earners. Errr…hello???…if you’re not a high earner, its even more important not to piss your money away on ridiculous spending. […]

The secrets of peak performance

Bizarrely, personal finance is an area of life where most people have no idea what high performance looks like. Or what it takes. Talking openly about money is still taboo.  So most people that are good at saving keep their head down and quietly get on with it. That leaves newspaper journalists and editors trying […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 9

The Escape Artist is back once again in the guise of a music critic from the NME…armed with earnest prose, tortuous metaphors and psycho-babble to review more classic songs about financial independence. There will be those that say they preferred the earlier stuff… and that The Escape Artist’s later material is too commercial and derivative. But, then again, there’s […]

Now that’s what I call financial independence! 8

Reader’s voice: What’s that sound I hear? Is someone scraping the bottom of a barrel again?  No…its Now That’s What I call Financial Independence! 8 The Escape Artist is back once again in the guise of a music critic from the NME…armed with earnest prose, tortuous metaphors and psycho-babble to review more classic songs about financial independence. I’m On A […]

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