Tag Archives: Motivation

Get Rich…Fast (Part 2)

Back in 2014 I posted Get Rich…Fast in which I wrote about the benefits of fasting. I’ll say upfront that this is not about penny pinching or cost savings. Good food is one of the great joys of life and we are optimising for happiness around here. No, the main benefit from fasting is from strengthening […]

Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 14

When you grow up in the ‘hood, you do what it takes to stay alive. And when you grow up in East Anglia you do what it takes not to get bored. So it may or may not surprise you that, back in the day, The Escape Artist was a bit of a naughty schoolboy. […]

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 […]

The Inestimable Advantages of Lifting Weights

In last week’s article, The FIREman talked about the challenge of depression. What if there were a medical intervention more effective than anti-depressant drugs? What if it also worked on low level anxiety? What if it actually made you more confident? Not to mention better looking. Well it turns out there is. It’s called “exercise”. […]

Book Review : Mindset

Debates about financial independence sometimes seem to involve people talking at cross purposes. Some talk cheerfully about how achieving financial independence is simple.  Others emphasise the barriers (e.g. high taxes, stockmarket valuations, their boss, spendy other half etc etc). It’s like they’re talking different languages…or looking at the world through a different lens.  These alternative […]

Apply own oxygen mask before helping others (part 2)

A couple of weeks ago I offered some advice to Tim in Apply Own Oxygen Mask before Helping Others. And I wouldn’t change anything that I wrote in the article. But I’ve just finished reading How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams (creator of the classic Dilbert cartoons) and I think it’s worth […]

Progress, Volatility and The Snowball

A few weeks back, I was struggling with my cycling training. I don’t know why. Maybe I was tired, maybe I was over-training, maybe the dog had eaten my homework. Whatever the excuse reason, I was struggling to keep up with the group. The thought that popped into my head was….I don’t feel I’m making […]