Tag Archives: Financial independence

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 19

Some people on the internet say that The Escape Artist is running out of fresh material. What nonsense! If I was running out of fresh material, then how could I be coming up with original gems such as Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 19?? Answer me that. Yes, The Escape Artist is back to review more […]

Building blocks of a wealthy society: Free Speech (Part 2)

Chloë, our favourite free thinking amateur comedienne, vegan and eco-hippy is back with another guest post: TEA has written before about why we need free speech for a healthy (and wealthy) society but apparently it’s still controversial not to want a government that can control your thoughts and imprison you for disagreeing. So allow me […]

The Inestimable Advantages of Living a More Natural Life (Part 2)

Our ancestors lived for millions of years without money. This explains why spending does not equal happiness.  The things that make us happy are the natural “wins” that we would have experienced over the millennia: being in nature, overcoming obstacles, eating real food, conversation and laughter, good sex, happy children and community. The best things in life […]

Building Blocks of a Wealthy Society: #2 Democracy

In Part 1 of this series I explained that The Escape Artist is not a self-made man. There’s that old saying it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it certainly takes a society to become wealthy. A society becomes wealthy when the following building blocks are in place: Free speech Democracy Free markets Free […]

That stuff is money!…selling on Ebay for fun and profits

When we last moved, we looked round a number of houses. We saw many different styles, layouts and interiors. But there was one feature which most had in common: they had a room that you couldn’t go into. It wasn’t a secret: the sellers / agents were happy to show us the room…its just that […]

Translating financial independence from American to British

There are so many great US books and blogs about financial independence that you may want a guide to help you translate American into British. I’ve done 2 versions: the short version and the long version. Here’s the short version: 1. Ignore the healthcare stuff 2. Ignore the travel hacks 3. VTSAX => VRXXB 4. […]

The Ice Sculpture, The Turkey and The Rollercoaster

Back in 2014, I wrote a blogpost called The Ice Sculpture and The Turkey that talked about the risks of investing (and the risks of not investing). I was reminded of this when discussing risk recently with Andy Hart from The Maven Money podcast. You can watch our discussion on investing here: You can boil […]