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Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 17

Last week I was interviewed on a local community radio station. I’ve done interviews before so I was ready for most of the questions. But there was one question I wasn’t expecting. I wasn’t prepared for the DJ (the lovely Melissa) asking me what songs she should play? How awesome is that?! But what songs […]

Why capitalism is better for your dog than communism

I was interviewed last week by someone researching the financial independence movement and was surprised when they asked me if I agreed that FIRE is an anti-capitalism movement? No! I think he may have had his terms muddled up. When thinking about this stuff you need to understand the 4 Cs: Capitalism Consumerism Corporatism Communism Let’s […]

Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 16

In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is sent reluctantly to cover a story about a weather forecasting groundhog. On waking up the following day, he discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again and again and again. He comes to the the realisation that he’s doomed to spend the rest of eternity in […]

Financial Independence : come for the money, stay to save The World

Back in 2015, I published a reader guest post called 10 Years Out of The Camp in which “Billy Bow” shared his story and what it had been like to have been financially independent for 10 years. Billy Bow (aka Ian) is a friend and amateur photographer. I follow him on Instagram and was blown […]

Reader: “I can’t believe I’ve gotten away with having Impostor Syndrome”

TEA: You may remember The Dragon Queen from her guest post Get Rich…being British?  Well, I got her back to talk about Impostor Syndrome… In my first guest post for TEA, I touched on the chronic stress I felt from my Impostor Syndrome. To re-cap, I referred to it as follows: the chronic impostor syndrome […]

It’s easier without children

Most people are looking for an easy life, so they take the path of least resistance. And that’s OK.  Not everyone wants to be rich. Not everyone wants to be ripped. Not everyone wants to be a self help guru leaping around a stage…and thank God for that. On this blog we live and let live.  […]

Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 15

Never let it be said that The Escape Artist is running out of original material. No, fear not…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. And it’s not just me. They say that imitation is […]