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

How Not to Buy a Home

buy a home

I’m currently in the process of selling my house. Not the one I live in, the one I bought at the ripe old age of 23. More on that below. As the offers slowly trickle in, I review the details of each submission and the financing terms for the potential buyers. I’m curious. The trend … Read more

Net Worth Update – May 2019

Dog and flowers

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 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

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

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

House Hacking Our Way to FI – The Basement Bungalow

house hacking

Approximately two years ago, my wife and I attended a party at her coworker’s house; a gathering of medical professionals such as herself. At these events, we normally split up and socialize independently. Mrs. BF and her cohorts talk about enlarged prostates and the weirdest stuff people get stuck up their asses, and I find … Read more

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

pay off debt or invest

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

The Brewing FIRE Investing Hierarchy

Investing Hierarchy

Welcome to the Brewing FIRE Investing Hierarchy. In this post, I will lay out the hierarchy of saving that my family follows each year as we continue on our path to financial independence. Although everyone’s situation is unique, this guide should be applicable to most people who are determining the best way to invest their … Read more

Net Worth Update – April 2018

net worth update

Welcome to my monthly net worth update for Brewing FIRE. 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 … Read more

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