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 […]

Financial Independence is for Everyone (Part 3)

This is Part 3 in an occasional series. You can see Part 1 here and Part 2 here. It was the week before Christmas, it was 4.45 in the morning and my alarm was going off. Time to get up and go to work. What?!? Aren’t FI bloggers supposed to preach the benefits of loafing […]

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 […]

Financial Independence : come for the money, stay to save The World

Back in 2015, I published a reader guest post called 10 Years Out of The Camp in which “Billy Bow” shared his story and what it had been like to have been financially independent for 10 years. Billy Bow (aka Ian) is a friend and amateur photographer. I follow him on Instagram and was blown […]

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 […]

Why would anyone write a blog?!?

Well I don’t know about anyone else, but in my case it all started out harmlessly enough. Back in 2013, I stumbled across a website called Mr Money Mustache. Here I find some bloke making some pretty bold claims…saying he retired age 30 and that anyone can get rich by following some simple steps. Well […]

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 (Part 1)

This article was first published in 2014 and updated in January 2021 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 […]