Category Motivation

Get Rich with Simplicity

There are a couple of posts on this site that underpin all the others. You can think of them as the foundations on which everything else is built. One of these is The Aggregation of Marginal Gains and the other is its less popular under-rated cousin The Principles of Lifehacking. If you haven’t read The […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 12

According to Wikipedia, a “mantra” is a sacred sound or group of words believed to have spiritual powers when repeated over and over again.  Apparently, the continual repetition of mantras can induce an altered state of consciousness. The earliest mantras were composed by Hindus in India and are at least 3,000 years old. There are ancient […]

Now That’s What I call Financial Independence! 11

According to geologists, the Jurassic Period spanned 56 million years from the end of the Triassic Period 201 million years ago to the beginning of the Cretaceous Period 145 million years ago. People that lived through the Jurassic period said it sometimes felt like it would never end…and yet it still seemed mercifully brief compared to the Now That’s What […]

Can you start getting rich in college?

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by Araminta over at Financially Mint.com. Araminta told me how she earns money while studying in Edinburgh.  I was intrigued:  is it possible to combine earning with studying? I have mixed feelings about university / college education. University can either be a 3 (or 4) year holiday camp […]

There’s something you need to know about fairness…

One criticism of financial independence I sometimes see is that we FIers don’t realise how lucky we are and how privileged our upbringing has been. This may sometimes be true…but often not in the way that the commenter meant. For example, I never inherited any money, never went to an elite private school, never got a […]

Get Rich with…Follow Through

Here’s a mystery for you. I got an email from a reader volunteering a guest post. I was intrigued because her story looked different from normal. One of the things I’m trying to encourage around here is the idea that someone from any background can get rich. Or at least get enough of a safety […]

Get Rich with…The Process

I’m going to let you into a secret.  Most people don’t want to be rich. Oh, I know they say they do.  But humans are complicated and they say lots of things. Generally, if you want to know what people really want, look at what they do rather than what they say. What most people […]