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Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 20

I was chatting to a friend who reads this blog. She told me that she reads every article…except “those stupid music ones”…please could I stop doing those? Being a Nice Guy, I said I’d think about it. So I thought about it…and here we are. Yes, The Escape Artist is back to review more classic songs […]

It’s Good to Talk (Part 1)

In Get Rich with Retraining I explained that I’d enrolled on a part time Introduction to Counselling course at a local college. It’s an introductory course (the clue is in the name) and I don’t hold myself out as a qualified therapist, psychologist or Internet Doctor. But the course is accredited by the British Association […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 19

Some people on the internet say that The Escape Artist is running out of fresh material. What nonsense! If I was running out of fresh material, then how could I be coming up with original gems such as Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 19?? Answer me that. Yes, The Escape Artist is back to review more […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 18

Some on the internet say that The Escape Artist is running out of fresh material. What nonsense! If I was running out of fresh material, then how could I be coming up with original gems such as Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 18?? Answer me that. Yes, The Escape Artist is back once […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 17

Last week I was interviewed on a local radio station. I’ve done media 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? Hhmmm, tricky one…if only The Escape Artist […]

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 realises he’s doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the […]

Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 15

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So imagine my surprise when it was brought to my attention that the BBC has been adopting a news reporting format that looks suspiciously strikingly similar to that pioneered by The Escape Artist. You can see for yourself here whether this is flattery or not.  […]

Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 14

When you grow up in the ‘hood, you do what it takes to stay alive. And when you grow up in East Anglia you do what it takes not to get bored. So back in the day, The Escape Artist was sometimes a bit of a naughty schoolboy and would then find himself doing “lines” […]

Now that’s what I call financial independence! 13

During Chinese water torture, victims would be strapped down so they couldn’t move, and water would then be dripped slowly and repeatedly onto a small area of their body—usually the forehead. Drip…Drip…Drip…with enough repetition, the victim would eventually be driven insane. Yet even this death by a thousand drops is said by critics of The […]