Tag Archives: music

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 […]

Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 16

In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is sent reluctantly to cover a story about a weather forecasting groundhog. On waking up the following day, he discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again and again and again. He realises he’s doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the […]

Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 15

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So imagine my surprise when it was brought to my attention that the BBC has been adopting a news reporting format that looks suspiciously strikingly similar to that pioneered by The Escape Artist. You can see for yourself here whether this is flattery or not.  […]

Work Bitch

There’s an unwritten rule that stuff about money has to be written so blandly that none of the children in the sandpit can possibly get offended. This is a widely followed convention in personal finance and one that The Escape Artist will not be following today.  If you choose to read on, you were warned… […]

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 back in the day, The Escape Artist was sometimes a bit of a naughty schoolboy and would then find himself doing “lines” […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 12

According to Wikipedia, a “mantra” is a sacred sound or group of words believed to have spiritual powers when repeated over and over again.  The earliest mantras were composed by Hindus in India and are at least 3,000 years old. Apparently, the continual repetition of mantras can induce an altered state of consciousness. There are ancient […]

Now That’s What I call Financial Independence! 11

According to geologists, the Jurassic Period spanned 56 million years from the end of the Triassic Period 201 million years ago to the beginning of the Cretaceous Period 145 million years ago. People that lived through the Jurassic period said it sometimes felt like it would never end…and yet it still seemed mercifully brief compared to the Now That’s What […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 10

Learning about Financial independence is about so much more than what fund to choose. It’s gonna require a mix of skills and mental models. These bangin’ tunez and dancefloor stompers illustrate attitudes that are hard to capture with words alone. Yes, The Escape Artist is back once again in the guise of a music critic […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 6

Reader’s voice: What’s that sound that I hear?  Is someone flogging a dead horse? No…its Now That’s What I call Financial Independence 6! The Escape Artist is back once again in the guise of a music critic from the NME…armed with earnest prose, tortuous metaphors and psycho-babble to review more classic songs about financial independence. Rich Girl (Gwen Stefani) […]