Why We Switched to a Robo-Advisor


Last week, I was listening to the Bigger Pockets Money podcast where Scott and Mindy were interviewing Brandon, The Mad Fientist. Late in the interview, he made an off-the-cuff comment that basically justifies the existence of the personal finance movement. He said, “If everybody just did the mathematically optimal thing, then you wouldn’t have blogs … 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

The Employee Stock Purchase Plan is Part of Your Compensation

employee stock purchase plan

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

net worth update

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

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

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