Category Motivation

The inestimable advantages of hardening the fuck up

Why is most traditional financial advice missing the point? All that stuff about buying insurance, repayment vs interest only mortgages, annuities and risk tolerance questionnaires blah blah blah is mostly a distraction from what really matters: earning more and spending less. The problem with the personal finance sections of the newspapers, most investing books and […]

What is “Inner Game”?

The Game is Neil Strauss’ hilarious true story of going from shy, socially awkward nerd to Master Pick Up Artist able to talk to any woman…and even get some of them to have sex with him. Actually, quite a lot of them. And, in The Rules of The Game, Strauss provides a “how to” guide…and […]

Get Rich…Watching Films! (Part III)

As we saw in Get Rich…Watching Films Part I and Part II, The Path to financial independence need not always entail hard work, self-denial and recycled hessian under-garments. Its possible to start re-programming your brain and turning yourself into a financial ninja…all whilst watching a film at home in pyjamas with a nice cup of tea. 😉 Some Hollywood films […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence 7

I get a lot of blog related emails these days. Since I wrote Now That’s What I call Financial Independence 6 back in November 2016, I’ve received hundreds of emails. And literally none of them have pleaded with me to write Now That’s What I call Financial Independence 7. None of them begged for more […]

Book Review : Mindset

Debates about financial independence sometimes seem to involve people talking at cross purposes.  Some talk cheerfully about how easy achieving financial independence is.  Others emphasise the barriers (e.g. the govt, stockmarket valuations, their boss, spendy other half etc etc). It’s almost as if they are talking different languages…or looking at the world through a different […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence 6

Reader’s voice: I really hope we get some serious original content from TEA this week…something with gravitas…something mature, sensible and politically correct… Bad luck! Instead we have…Now That’s What I call Financial Independence 6! The Escape Artist is back once again in the guise of a music critic from the NME…armed with earnest prose, tortuous metaphors […]

FITV : The top 10 TV shows of financial independence

Reader’s voice: Hold on…what’s this? Is The Escape Artist suggesting I watch the Gogglebox when I could be riding my bike, managing my own portfolio or growing my own veg? Isn’t TV just a form of slow lobotomy for consumer suckers?  Well, yes and no.  True, advertising and TV news are toxic. And, according to […]

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