The Best Way to Calculate Savings Rate

calculate savings rate

If you’ve spent any time in the Personal Finance blogosphere, you’ve no doubt seen many posts littered with discussions of savings rate. In it’s simplest form, savings rate is a way to measure what percentage of your earned income is staying in your pocket (or bank account, or brokerage). Ever since I set out on … Read more The Best Way to Calculate Savings Rate

Net Worth Update – December 2018

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 compare our progress to the previous month. I will also comment on … Read more Net Worth Update – December 2018

Short Pours #3: Holiday Cheer and Brett Beer

short pours

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 cover my feelings concerning the Holiday Season, and figuring out what Christmas … Read more Short Pours #3: Holiday Cheer and Brett Beer

Finding My Perfect Side Hustle

side hustles

Last week I read this excellent post from the Mad Fientist encouraging everyone to start their own business. Take a minute to read it, if you haven’t already. There is a lot of good advice on why we should start our own businesses and the various benefits of such ventures. Here at Brewing FIRE, I’ve … Read more Finding My Perfect Side Hustle

Net Worth Update – November 2018

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 compare our progress to the previous month. I will also comment on … Read more Net Worth Update – November 2018

Short Pours #2: Investment Fees and Viral Tweets

short pours

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 Short Pours #2: Investment Fees and Viral Tweets

Net Worth Update – October 2018

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 compare our progress to the previous month. I will also comment on … Read more Net Worth Update – October 2018

Subscriptions: Death by a Thousand Cuts

subscriptions

When I was 11 years old, I signed up for the BMG Music Club. If you don’t remember the 90s, BMG and their rival, Columbia House, would offer deals such as “10 CDs for the price of 1” if you signed up for their monthly music subscriptions. So I signed up for BMG and got … Read more Subscriptions: Death by a Thousand Cuts

Net Worth Update – September 2018

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 compare our progress to the previous month. I will also comment on … Read more Net Worth Update – September 2018

Continual Improvement 101: How to Make a Better You

continual improvement

One of the taglines of my blog is continual improvement. It’s not because it’s a cool-sounding catch phrase. It’s because the continual improvement process is a core component of my everyday life, and has been for more than 10 years. Okay, yeah- it’s a cool-sounding catch phrase, too. So what is continual improvement, what are its … Read more Continual Improvement 101: How to Make a Better You

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