The Escape Artist recommends cycling or walking wherever possible. The main reason is not to save money (although the savings are huge over time). Its the extra life force, happiness and vitality that you get. Oh and great legs as well. But you may want a car for longer journeys. Just remember that cars are Money Incineration […]

I’m going to let you into a secret.  Most people don’t want to be rich. Oh, I know they say they do.  But humans are complicated and they say lots of things. Generally, if you want to know what people really want, look at what they do rather than what they say. What most people […]

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 […]

The Escape Artist got into trouble with Nice Guys last week…and this week I’ll probably be unintentionally irritating people with a drink problem. As an aside, if ever you find yourself irritated by a blog post, its worth asking yourself: why are you so over-invested in it?  Clearly the article touched a raw spot. But […]

If you were an alien visiting Earth (perhaps seeing some TV adverts and suburban homes) you might conclude that middle class humans prize comfort above all else….above passion and achievement…certainly above freedom. Why else would people trade decades of their life working for more cushions, curtains and sofas? For fluffy white toweling robes on expensive […]

Investment wise, 2017 was as calm as a mill pond. The stock market did not crash. There was no zombie apocalypse to speak of and The World continued a 4 billion year lucky streak by not ending. My stock picks delivered 13.5%…just beating the FTSE All Share index which gave a total return of 13.1%.  […]

I mostly stick to personal finance around here…but occasionally we catch a glimpse of The Escape Artist’s secret environmental mission. So today we are talking about renewable energy in general…and electricity in particular. In the future, electricity will be cheaper.  And, as long as we don’t spend the money saved buying more crap, this will […]

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