Tag Archives: Get out of debt

I’m better than me

A couple of years ago, shortly after I quit work, I joined a local running club. There is a wide range of running abilities at the club (its all ages and both sexes). Some of the runners there think nothing of running a marathon in under 3 hours.  But there are also many people there who […]

Baby steps for future millionaires (part 2)

Do you remember Baby Steps for Future Millionaires (Part 1)? Well, here are 10 more baby steps for you on the path to becoming a millionaire… Remember: a journey of a thousand miles starts with a first step. Re-programming our habits eventually creates incredible results. The magic is in the aggregation of marginal gains. 1. Imagine […]

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The Escape Artist recommends…

Yeah Mr TEA, we’re loving the fancy psychology…but what about some meat and potatoes?…how about some actionable consumer advice for UK FI-seekers.  Where can we get stuff for less? OK, so this week I’m putting up in one place where I buy my stuff from. In order to beat the system ethically and stick it to The […]

Dig a well before you are thirsty

Do you ever get requests to connect on LinkedIn from someone in your industry you don’t know well and haven’t spoken to for ages? I used to receive these and wonder what had prompted them. Sometimes they were genuine but I noticed that people sometimes seemed more interested in meeting up (and in my…ahem…sparkling conversation 😉 […]

Bear Grylls and the middle ground

Bear Gryll’s TV show The Island is one of the Top 10 TV shows of financial independence. For international readers, I should explain that Bear Grylls is a British ex special forces soldier and survival specialist turned TV presenter. Bear seems like a genuinely good guy who is up for lots of fun and dangerous stunts. […]

Mortgages…and the Banker’s Jar

Imagine you are a young guy and you want to buy a house.   You go to the Bank wanting to borrow £250,000.  After all, everyone else is doing it…how hard can it be? You are 25 and have the rest of your life to pay it back. The bank manager looks at you, checks that you have a job (wearing […]