Short Pours #2: Investment Fees and Viral Tweets

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Short Pours is my short-format series of posts that will allow me to publish more frequently, and get a bit more creative with my content. Check out my introduction for more information on this series. In this edition of Short Pours, I’m going to talk about the shittiness that some financial planners and investment houses inflict … Read more

Net Worth Update – October 2018

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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 compare our progress to the previous month. I will also comment on … Read more

Short Pours #1: Introduction, Market Volatility, Rare Beers

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Welcome to Short Pours, my new short-format series of posts that will allow me to publish a little more frequently, and get a bit more creative with my content. Introduction What is Short Pours? I don’t publish as frequently as I’d like to, mainly because I’m a perfectionist. My boss used to complain that I … Read more

Net Worth Update – September 2018

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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 compare our progress to the previous month. I will also comment on … Read more

Net Worth Update – July 2018

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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 compare our progress to the previous month. I will also comment on … Read more

Pay Off Debt or Invest? The Answer, in 2 Charts

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Throughout the course of human history, there have been some age-old debates: Nature vs. Nurture Free Will vs. Determinism Ketchup vs. Mustard Jordan vs. Lebron Laurel vs. Yanny Thankfully, all of these debates have already been settled (combination, free will, mustard, Lebron, and Laurel, obviously). Now, on to the debate that continues to plague the … Read more

Net Worth Update – June 2018

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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 compare our progress to the previous month. I will also comment on … Read more

Automate Your Finances to Simplify Your Life

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It started from a place of passion. It was the 2012 timeframe, and I had just begun to discover the financial independence, early retirement movement. After learning that a lifetime in a cubicle-prison was not mandatory, I became obsessed with improving my financial situation. I started working harder, slashing costs, and investing the difference as … Read more

The Employee Stock Purchase Plan is Part of Your Compensation

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If you work for a publicly traded company, you might have access to an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). ESPP’s allow you to purchase your company’s stock at a discount. The stock is purchased on a periodic basis, and is funded through payroll deductions. Sounds like a decent way to reinvest in your company, right? … Read more

Net Worth Update – May 2018

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Another month, another Brewing FIRE Net Worth update. Each month, I will give a brief summary of our financial standing, which will serve as a progress report on our journey to financial independence. In addition to giving a snapshot of our net worth, I will compare our progress to the previous month. I will also … Read more

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