Net Worth Update – June 2021

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

Coast FI: You’re Doing it Wrong

Coast FI

The beauty of the Financial Independence movement is that it represents a wide swath of people, with different experiences, different strategies, and different goals. What we share is the common pursuit of a financially independent existence, and the principles of FI allow us to achieve this goal. I really appreciate the many different approaches people … Read more

Net Worth Update – May 2021

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 2021

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

Reflections on Three Years of Blogging

three years blogging

Brewing FIRE was born on April 1st, 2018 (no joke!). It was officially conceived around January 1st, when I bought the domain name and started building out the site. I thought about taking the plunge and starting a blog for a long time prior to actually doing it. In fact, I started two other blogs … Read more

Net Worth Update – March 2021

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

The Marginal Utility of the Next Dollar

marginal utility

Last October we made the decision to move to Virginia. As part of the plan, I would quit my job and we’d give Coast FI a try. Being a research chemist, I didn’t think there was much chance of scoring a remote role. But my company, apparently valuing my contributions over the past 15 years, … Read more

Net Worth Update – February 2021

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

Mapping Our 2021 Investment Strategy

investment strategy

For those of you who follow along with my net worth updates and read my recently posted 2020 spending breakdown, you may have noticed something missing: I haven’t said much about our savings or investment strategy. In this post, I will revisit the investment hierarchy I laid out nearly three years ago, and update you … Read more

Net Worth Update – January 2021

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

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