Tag Archives: Environment

Getting debt-free…treading lightly on The Earth

One of my favourite descriptions of financial independence is that its an environmental movement dressed up as a $$$ GET RICH QUICK $$$ scheme. Today’s guest post from a TEA reader helps join the dots for other people who are on the journey from consumer to producer to environmentalist. 🌍 The Escape Artist Hi, I’m […]

The Beauty of Minimalism

We are buying things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t even know The Minimalists At last! I finally got round to watching the film “Minimalism” on Netflix which features Josh and Ryan aka The Minimalists. I loved the film and I’m fascinated by the overlap between minimalism and […]

Get Rich with Recycling

When my daughter turned 17, my parents very kindly gave her 2 things for her birthday: firstly, driving lessons and secondly their old banger car which they were replacing. That’s the good news. The bad news is that, although the 11 year old Ford Ka (street value ~£200) cost us nothing, we’ve temporarily become a […]

Is renewable energy now cheaper for you?

I mostly stick to personal finance…but occasionally we catch a glimpse of The Escape Artist’s secret environmental agenda. 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 allow us […]

The Fasting Experiment

In the modern world we live caged like battery hens or lab rats. As part of this, we are protected from predators, from the weather and we are overfed with (often artificial) food.  On balance, this beats starving in a cave during the Ice Age but it has the unfortunate side effect of making us […]