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What could work be like after financial independence?

Today we are talking about how work can be much more fun after financial independence. Remember, you are allowed to carry on working after FI if you want…because financial independence is not the same thing as early retirement. I could bang on about this but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. So when The […]

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Called to The Bar : The Minimum Wage Experiment Part 2

Before Christmas I met up with an old friend. He was on his way to Heathrow for a business trip abroad and had made time to stop by. We went for a 12m off road run in beautiful countryside before retiring to a local pub to re-hydrate with some strong beer. I told him about my earlier experiment […]

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The Minimum Wage Experiment

The Escape Artist has heard many fears expressed about financial independence. One is the understandable fear of eating into your savings.  This often manifests itself in long debates about the Safe Withdrawal Rate. Another line of objections revolves around the scary prospect of some one having no job to structure their time for them. What would they […]

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How to hold down any job

The more you earn, the easier it should be to get your savings rate over 50%.  But well paid jobs often involve stress, competition and long hours. The key is then to find ways to make it more enjoyable (or at least more bearable) for the period needed to earn your freedom. Like pretty much everything in life […]

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How to win an argument

I’m going to let you in on a secret. You win an argument the same way you win a nuclear war: by avoiding one. Disagreement is ever-present in life.  The trick is stopping disagreement from turning into an argument. Like saving money, investing better or losing weight, avoiding arguments is simple but not always easy. […]

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Dig a well before you are thirsty

Do you ever get requests to connect on LinkedIn from someone in your industry you don’t know well and haven’t spoken to for ages? I used to receive these and wonder what had prompted them. Often they were genuine but I noticed sometimes that people seemed more interested in meeting up and in my sparkling conversation (ahem) […]

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