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.
I know what you’re thinking…not another one. Can’t he go back to writing stuff like The Simplicity Portfolio that’s better than you’d get from a financial advisor but free.
Well, I already gave you that…and, as I keep telling you guys, financial independence is about so much more than what fund to chose.
It’s gonna require a mix of skills over a period of years. These bangin’ tunez and dancefloor stompers illustrate attitudes that are often hard to capture with words alone.
And, in a new development, I’ve included an anti-anthem…in other words, I’ve started with a song that is just SO WRONG that it almost defies words. The Escape Artist handed his review to an editor to ensure he didn’t overstep the mark.
Let’s start by taking a look at how that turned out…
1. I Don’t Want It At All (Kim Patras)
[Editors note: TEA’s review removed on the grounds of Political Incorrectness]
2. Hustlers Ambition (50 cent)
The theme tune from the film Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (I’d have called it Get Rich and FI Tryin’).
If you want to get to financial independence (without living in a trailer park), you’re going to need ambition. And you’ll probably want a side-hustle at some point as well.
In short, you are gonna need to start trying. And, as I’ve said before, most people are not even trying to get richer. This inconvenient truth explains most ridiculous spending. It explains why 60% of people never shop around for utilities. It explains why about a third of food in the UK is