One of the funny things about giving personal finance tips free to The World is that you know that lots of people don’t follow through. You can bring water to horses, but you can’t always make them drink. How many people have read The 3 Numbers that can make you a millionaire and thought yeah, […]

Much of this financial independence thing is about rethinking things from first principles. When you do this, you realise that a lot of conventional wisdom isn’t very wise. Often you must unlearn what you have learned. Home ownership has come to be seen as A Good Thing.  Mostly this assumption is implicit and unquestioned.  Its easy […]

The Escape Artist grew up in rural England (East Anglia) in the 1970s in a village where the British class system was alive and well. The social structure of the village hadn’t really changed since The Domesday book of 1086. At the top of the village hierarchy, there was the landowning family who lived in their country […]

Let’s talk education. The Escape Artist went to Eton, the school that has educated more Prime Ministers and heads of state than any other school in Britain. And, when I say I went there, I mean I went there once. Out of term time, the school is open to visitors so The Escape Artist paid a […]

Why is most traditional financial advice so useless? Well firstly, % fees enable financial advisers to screw the customers. And secondly, all that stuff about with-profits funds, life assurance, endowments, annuities and risk tolerance questionnaires blah blah blah is mostly a distraction from what really matters: earning more, spending less and investing effectively. The problem […]

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 a side-hustle or small business. This may or may not make you a lot of money…you won’t know until you try. But, having worked hard to get […]

The Game is Neil Strauss’ hilarious true story of going from shy, socially awkward nerd to Master Pick Up Artist able to talk to any woman…and even get some of them to have sex with him. Actually, quite a lot of them. And, in The Rules of The Game, Strauss provides a “how to” guide…and […]

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