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The Escape Artist

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Name:
The Escape Artist
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Frugality/Saving, Investing
Start Year:
2014

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Location:
London, England, United Kingdom
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

As much as I like to like to encourage people to get better with money, I wouldn’t describe reaching financial independence as easy. Sure, it’s not like coal mining by hand or ploughing a field without a tractor. But society today has a way of offering us lots of options that seem like the easy […] ...
Posted: Feb 14 2020 @ 5:18 PM
This article is about applying insights from one area of life (diet, nutrition) to another (spending and personal finance).  In places, I will spell out the analogy….at other times I will leave you to join the dots. But trust me, the dots are always there… Winter is a dangerous time for comfort eating and I […] ...
Posted: Feb 09 2020 @ 6:49 PM
There are no guarantees in life. But here’s something that’s about as close to a guarantee as you will find in the whole field of personal finance. If you perceive yourself as a helpless victim, if you give up, if you quit the game…then you will not get rich. Unfortunately there is a belief system […] ...
Posted: Jan 28 2020 @ 9:27 AM
Imagine a 5 year old in a toy shop. The 5 year old sees a magic frog or a lightsabre or a pink princess doll. They are hit as if by a lightning bolt and are instantly in love. THEY GOTTA HAVE THAT SHIT AND THEY GOTTA HAVE IT NOW!! The child senses that Mum […] ...
Posted: Jan 25 2020 @ 4:17 PM
In No News is Good News! (Part 1), I explained why a few years ago I stopped reading newspapers or watching the News on TV. And, for a period of several years, I achieved a blissful state where I managed to tune out politics, overseas wars, natural disasters, celebrity gossip, astrology, football and trends in […] ...
Posted: Jan 17 2020 @ 8:03 AM
In No News is Good News! (Part 1), I explained why a few years ago I stopped reading newspapers or watching the News on TV. And, for a period of several years, I achieved a blissful state where I managed to tune out almost all of what was going on in politics, overseas wars, natural […] ...
Posted: Jan 16 2020 @ 8:03 AM
This blog is written for sensible people. So I assume that readers are grown-ups who know where babies come from. But it has been brought to the attention of The Escape Artist that not everyone knows where stockmarket returns come from.  So let’s put that right. 2019 was another stand-out year for stockmarkets around the […] ...
Posted: Jan 10 2020 @ 10:38 AM
This is Part 3 in an occasional series. You can see Part 1 here and Part 2 here. It was the week before Christmas, it was 4.45 in the morning and my alarm was going off. Time to get up and go to work. What?!? Aren’t FI bloggers supposed to preach the benefits of loafing […] ...
Posted: Dec 31 2019 @ 5:09 AM
“Doing the work” is a phrase that I only heard for the first time a couple of years ago on (American) self development podcasts. At first, I wasn’t sure what it meant. They weren’t talking about coal mining, plumbing or accountancy…or other forms of paid work. No, they were referring to emotional work. Yes, that’s an […] ...
Posted: Dec 15 2019 @ 4:08 PM
As any parent knows, on a long drive the kids will eventually get bored and then start to whine ask: “ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET??” The longer the drive, the louder the question gets asked (and repeated). And, lets be honest, it’s a long road to go from nothing to financially independent. It takes about […] ...
Posted: Dec 04 2019 @ 5:32 AM

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