Net Worth Update – April 2020

Each month, I share a net worth update for the Brewing FIRE household. This brief summary of our financial standing serves as a progress report on our journey to financial independence. In addition to giving a snapshot of our net worth, I will take a brief look at our spending, saving, and investing activity for … Read more Net Worth Update – April 2020

How I’m Investing the Crisis: Part I

investing the crisis

A few weeks ago, I posted my psychological response to the ongoing pandemic. It was solely about mindset and trying to maintain a positive outlook as our lives are upended. This week I’ll talk about how I’m responding financially to the crisis. I’ll go over our family’s asset allocation and investing strategy during these times. … Read more How I’m Investing the Crisis: Part I

Net Worth Update – March 2020

March net worth update

Each month, I share a net worth update for the Brewing FIRE household. This brief summary of our financial standing serves as a progress report on our journey to financial independence. In addition to giving a snapshot of our net worth, I will take a brief look at our spending, saving, and investing activity for … Read more Net Worth Update – March 2020

This Is Fine

I was searching through the storage area in my laboratory (for some masks, sigh) when I came across this box. The inscription was written by a coworker a few years ago, and references the popular cartoon/meme by KC Green. In the comic, a dog calmly sits at a table, drinks coffee, and tells himself that … Read more This Is Fine

Net Worth Update – February 2020

net worth update

Each month, I share a net worth update for the Brewing FIRE household. This brief summary of our financial standing serves as a progress report on our journey to financial independence. In addition to giving a snapshot of our net worth, I will take a brief look at our spending, saving, and investing activity for … Read more Net Worth Update – February 2020

Net Worth Update – January 2020

January 2020

Each month, I share a net worth update for the Brewing FIRE household. This brief summary of our financial standing serves as a progress report on our journey to financial independence. In addition to giving a snapshot of our net worth, I will take a brief look at our spending, saving, and investing activity for … Read more Net Worth Update – January 2020

The Time-Money Quotient: How to Value Your Free Time

time-money quotient

“Time is free, but it’s priceless.” Harvey Mackay Question: what has more inherent value: time, or money? It’s often stated that time is precious, mostly because it’s finite; we can’t buy more time, and one day it will run out. On the other hand, money is the lifeblood of productivity and is quite literally what … Read more The Time-Money Quotient: How to Value Your Free Time

Net Worth Update – December 2019

2019 net worth

Each month, I share a net worth update for the Brewing FIRE household. This brief summary of our financial standing serves as a progress report on our journey to financial independence. In addition to giving a snapshot of our net worth, I will take a brief look at our spending, saving, and investing activity for … Read more Net Worth Update – December 2019

13 Years a Landlord – A Postmortem on my Rental Property

thirteen years a landlord

On December 6th, I closed on the sale of my house. Not the house we have been living in the last four years, but the property I bought thirteen years ago, when I was 23 and stupid. More than a decade after this hapless journey began, I can finally close the door on this chapter … Read more 13 Years a Landlord – A Postmortem on my Rental Property

Net Worth Update – November 2019

net worth november

Each month, I share a net worth update for the Brewing FIRE household. This brief summary of our financial standing serves as a progress report on our journey to financial independence. In addition to giving a snapshot of our net worth, I will take a brief look at our spending, saving, and investing activity for … Read more Net Worth Update – November 2019

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