Category Motivation

The 3 elements of high performance: Story, Strategy, State

This is not a normal personal finance site, it’s a site about how to get rich. One problem with boring traditional personal finance advice is that it tells you what to do with what’s left over at the end of the month. The problem is that for most people there’s not much left over at the end […]

Get Rich with…No Regrets

Are savers missing out on fun? As I may have mentioned before, I don’t think of buying less stuff as deprivation. It’s more money for you to buy your freedom with. So I don’t buy the idea that you’ll be “missing out” if you pursue financial independence. I will however agree that scrimping on experiences, on […]

Why would anyone write a blog?!?

Well I don’t know about anyone else, but in my case it all started out harmlessly enough. Back in 2013, I stumbled across a website called Mr Money Mustache. Here I find some bloke making some pretty bold claims…saying he retired age 30 and that anyone can get rich by following some simple steps. Well […]

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 that comes up when anyone suggests getting better with money is that the author doesn’t realise how lucky and privileged they are. This may sometimes be true…but often not in the way that the commenter meant. For example, I never inherited any money and never went to an elite private school. The Escape Artist […]

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 a bit different from other emails that I get. One of the things I’m trying to encourage around here is the idea that someone from any background can get a shot at […]

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 people are complicated and they say lots of different things. Generally, if you want to know what people really want, look at what they do rather than what they say. What most […]