Category Motivation

Are We Nearly There Yet??

As any parent knows, on a long drive the kids will eventually get bored and then start to whine ask: “ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET??” The longer the drive, the louder the question gets asked (and repeated). And, lets be honest, it’s a long road to go from nothing to financially independent. It takes about […]

Here’s what’s in it for you…right now

As I may have mentioned before, the benefits of financial independence lie in the journey as much as the destination. If financial independence were all about the destination, then lottery winners would all be happy, well adjusted people. But very often they are not.  About one third of lottery jackpot winners end up bankrupt. People […]

Milestones on The Path

Have you ever been for a long hike in the mountains? Imagine the scene. You are at the start of The Path. The air is clean, you are surrounded by the beauty of nature. You have a long days hiking in front of you but its do-able: you know that other people have done it […]

What if you put as much effort into your own finances as you put into your job??

What if you were put in charge of an important project at work? Imagine your company needs to build a new factory or software product or create an advertising campaign or dig a mine or change a major supplier or whatever.  Now imagine that your boss puts YOU in charge of the project. Think about the amount of […]

Get Rich…Without Excuses

One of the things that gets success gurus a bad name is the bloke (and it usually is a bloke) who sells some e-book or Get-Rich-Quick! online course promising the secrets of how they dunnit. In the worst cases, they aren’t even rich, they’ve just rented a private jet / Lamborghini / bottle of Moet et Chandon by […]

Financial Independence Is For Everyone (Part 2)

Back in 2018 I wrote a post called Financial Independence is for Everyone. I thought the article was pretty clear but I see from the internet that some misinterpreted it. Perhaps they just read the title and not the actual article. Perhaps they read what they wanted it to say. Perhaps I didn’t write it […]

Get Rich without…Self-Sabotage

I’m not sure if you noticed but I made a pretty big claim in my last post: This brings us to one of the great taboos of personal finance which is that most people are self-sabotaging. This inconvenient truth gets swept under the carpet in the earnest and somewhat prissy tone adopted in most personal […]