Just in case you were wondering, The Escape Artist does not claim to be unbiased.  So let me declare some of my biases upfront. Firstly, I’m biased in favour of financial independence and spreading its ideas to a wide a range of people as possible. Did I mention that Financial Independence is for Everyone? Yes, […]

Back in 2018 I wrote a post called Financial Independence is for Everyone. I thought the article was pretty clear but I see from the internet that some misinterpreted it. Perhaps they just read the title and not the actual article. Perhaps they read what they wanted it to say. Perhaps I didn’t write it […]

Most people are looking for an easy life, so they take the path of least resistance. And that’s OK.  Not everyone wants to be rich. Not everyone wants to be ripped. Not everyone wants to be a self help guru leaping around a stage…and thank God for that. On this blog we live and let live.  […]

Never let it be said that The Escape Artist is running out of original material. No, fear not…The Escape Artist is back once again in the guise of a music critic from the NME…armed with earnest prose, tortuous metaphors and psycho-babble to review more classic songs about financial independence. And it’s not just me. They say that imitation is […]

I’m not sure if you noticed but I made a pretty big claim in my last post: This brings us to one of the great taboos of personal finance which is that most people are self-sabotaging. This inconvenient truth gets swept under the carpet in the earnest and somewhat prissy tone adopted in most personal […]

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And if that’s true, then what’s a slick video with a banging tune and hilarious lyrics worth? Quite a lot, I reckon. There’s an unwritten rule that stuff about money has to be written so blandly that none of the children in the sandpit can possibly get […]

One of the problems with Left vs Right politics is that both sides fall into the same trap of assuming that having MORE stuff is the answer to all problems. On The Left, communists / socialists want more government control over the economy so everyone can eat more beetroot, have more tractors and more pet […]