Tag Archives: Work

What if you put as much effort into your own finances as you put into your job??

What if you were put in charge of an important project at work? Imagine your company needs to build a new factory or software product or create an advertising campaign or dig a mine or change a major supplier or whatever.  Now imagine that your boss puts YOU in charge of the project. Think about the amount of […]

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 comes to the the realisation that he’s doomed to spend the rest of eternity in […]

Reader case study : An Indie Chick Escapes

Just in case you were wondering, The Escape Artist does not claim to be unbiased.  So let me declare some of my biases upfront. Firstly, I’m biased in favour of financial education for everyone. Secondly, I’m biased in favour of my financial coaching. Thirdly, I’m shamelessly biased in favour of my financial coaching clients and […]

Financial Independence Is For Everyone (Part 2)

Back in 2018 I wrote a post called Financial Independence is for Everyone. I thought the article was pretty clear but I see from the internet that some misinterpreted it. Perhaps they just read the title and not the actual article. Perhaps they read what they wanted it to say. Perhaps I didn’t write it […]

Live local, think global

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 we have to choose between alternatives: either we vote for party X or party Y.  In these situations, binary thinking helps […]

The Inestimable Advantages of Child Labour

When you hear “child labour” a few images might pop into your head. You might see a Dickensian street urchin forced up chimneys to scrub them. Or some grimy faced Lancashire child mill worker from the 1800s. Or a photogenic but dirt poor modern Third World child stitching trainers. I’m not talking about any of […]

Can you become a millionaire on a fireman’s salary?

I met The Fireman at a recent FI London meet up.  He’s a really good guy with a fascinating back story which he agreed to share. The Escape Artist is always on the lookout for interesting reader case studies where people achieve what looks at first glance to be impossible.  How about creating a multi-million pound property and […]

Called to The Bar : The Minimum Wage Experiment Part 2

Before Christmas I met up with an old friend. He was on his way to Heathrow for a business trip abroad and had made time to stop by. We went for a 12m off road run in beautiful countryside before retiring to a local pub to re-hydrate with some strong beer. I told him about my earlier experiment […]

An interview with The Man

Some weeks I write a new article that I can’t wait to share with you. This is not one of those weeks. The Escape Artist is on holiday (from what exactly? you may well ask) and has written nothing.  But that doesn’t matter because here at The Escape Artist I share the best insights from […]