Category Work

Is it possible to get to Financial Independence on £12,500 per year?

The answer, of course, is no. And yes. But mostly no. Huh? Let’s start with no. You’re not gonna get on the housing ladder let alone get to full financial independence if you’re earning £12,500 a year AND EVERYTHING STAYS THE SAME FOREVER (your job, your salary, interest rates, house prices etc etc). Some say […]

The Inestimable Advantages of Child Labour

When you hear “child labour” a few images might pop into your head. You might see a Dickensian street urchin forced up chimneys to scrub them. Or some grimy faced Lancashire child mill worker from the 1800s. Or a photogenic but dirt poor modern Third World child stitching trainers. I’m not talking about any of […]

Power is the ability to control your own life

This is the story of Ralph, taken from the book Why Men Are The Way They Are by Warren Farrell.  Ralph’s story may not be normal – he was an unusually high earning lawyer – but it is representative. You can think of this as a parable about the trap of becoming overly focussed on status and […]

Don’t be a Nice Girl, be a confident woman

Women possess the smarts and skills to succeed in any job. But here’s the catch (and one reason its taken so long for women to break through): There is a double standard so that the same behaviours that help men get ahead and prove their worth on the job are discouraged in women. In a […]

Earning more is not cheating

Do you Remember Jason and Julie? They were the couple with the campervan who got to FI aged 43 and whose story I featured in Our Gap Year For Grown Ups. When the Daily Mail wrote about them in an article earlier this year, a troll-party kicked off in the comments section. A common theme was: […]

The Correct Way to Start A Business

As your freedom fund grows, it’s great to consider what you might do after you get to financial independence. One fun way to spend your time is to start your own small business or side-hustle. This may or may not make you a lot of money…you won’t know until you try. But the key point is […]

How to get paid to be on TV

So I got paid to be on TV. And I’m going to share what happened. Because on this blog we are exploring unusual things…things like financial independence that may seem improbable at first. This one involved me getting way outside my comfort zone.  It took me a while to gather up the courage…first to do […]