Tag Archives: Financial independence

Is it possible to get to Financial Independence on £12,500 per year?

The answer, of course, is no. And yes. But mostly no. Huh? Let’s start with no. You’re not gonna get on the housing ladder let alone get to full financial independence if you’re earning £12,500 a year AND EVERYTHING STAYS THE SAME FOREVER (your job, your salary, interest rates, house prices etc etc). Some say […]

Get Rich…with Hobbies!

One of the amazing things about writing a blog about financial independence has been the variety of people I’ve met in that place offline called “The Real World”. You may remember Chloë who wrote the excellent Get Rich With Other People (Part 2).  Of my several thousand close personal friends (ahem), Chloë is my favourite left wing, […]

Financial Independence : An immigrant’s story

I met Ken at one of the FI London meet ups. I didn’t realise how interesting his back story was until I read this post. Ken is now financially independent aged 34, having come to the UK from Nigeria ~20 years ago. Ken’s story reminded me how easy and safe we have it in the affluent […]

Hold everything…someone is WRONG on the internet!

Here’s a question for you: What do angry Daily Mail readers have in common with people that hate the Daily Mail? Answer: they’re both outraged. And here’s the thing. I’m starting to suspect that they might secretly enjoy being outraged. Ryan Holliday uses the term outrage porn to describe how the media keeps its jaded and […]

Live local, think global

It’s a sign of intelligence to be able to hold 2 seemingly inconsistent ideas in your mind at the same time. The curse of the internet is binary thinking: where people cling to simplistic dogma as if there were no complexity, no nuance and no alternative view that could be held by reasonable people. Sometimes […]

To defeat your enemy, you must first know your enemy (Part 2)

To avoid being tricked by The Man, you need to understand the cunning ways of his helpers in the advertising and marketing industries. In Part 1, we took a look at how advertising works.  When you are surrounded by advertising, you absorb it without thinking. It then shapes your decisions….unless you actively choose to reject […]

Get Rich with Simplicity

There are a couple of posts on this site that underpin all the others. You can think of them as the foundations on which everything else is built. One of these is The Aggregation of Marginal Gains and the other is its less popular under-rated cousin The Principles of Lifehacking. If you haven’t read The […]