web
counter

Blogger Profile


Dr FIRE

Blog Info

Name:
Dr FIRE
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Investing, Financial Independence, Personal Finance, UK
Start Year:
2018

Blogger Bio

Location:
England, United Kingdom
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Academic
Fave $ Books:
Oops! We don't have this blogger's faves, yet. If this is your blog, fill out our poll here!
Fave $ Apps:
Oops! We don't have this blogger's faves, yet. If this is your blog, fill out our poll here!

(Is this your profile page? Update your info here. To update your icon, go to gravatar.com.)


Latest Blog Posts

My thoughts on what a PhD in the UK involves, and whether it is worth doing on the path to FI.   I read a great post by Frugasaurus recently – “Why getting a PhD is a terrible idea if you are on the path to financial independence.” It raised a lot of valid points, and was a very interesting... The post Is a PhD compatible with Financial Independence? appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 24 2019 @ 10:02 AM
A recap of the latest month and a look at my income and expenses. General Climate change, eh? Just last month it was snowing outside whilst I was writing my January report. Then along came February, breaking temperature records and getting everyone hyped for the summer. I saw students walking around the campus in shorts! Madness. Of course, Brits will... The post February 2019 Income & Expenses appeared first on Dr ...
Posted: Mar 07 2019 @ 6:24 PM
Another in a series of thought experiments proposed by Saving Ninja. What would you do if you lost everything? Before I begin, this is actually the fourth in the series. I didn’t take part in the third one, which can be found here. It was an interesting question though, so I may well revisit it in the future.   Now,... The post What would you do if you lost everything? appeared ...
Posted: Feb 19 2019 @ 9:33 AM
My investment strategy, philosophy and goals.   Inspired by The Fire Shrink’s detailed series, as well as those by FireVLondon, Weenie and others, I wanted to set out my own investment strategy. The Bogleheads describe an Investment Policy Statement (IPS) as follows: A statement that defines general investment goals and objectives. It describes the strategies that will be used to... The post Investment Strategy appeared first on Dr FIRE. ...
Posted: Feb 09 2019 @ 2:39 PM
A recap of the latest month and a look at my income and expenses. General Brrrr! Seems that  the cold weather has finally realised that it’s winter, and made up for being late in full force. There’s been a lot of snow in my area, which, thanks to England’s inability to cope with any weather that isn’t light drizzle, means... The post January 2019 Income & Expenses appeared first on Dr ...
Posted: Feb 01 2019 @ 3:11 PM
A look at how you can save and invest for your children’s future.   A number of my friends have either recently given birth or announced that they are pregnant. This prompted me to wonder about the things that a parent can do to help their children financially in life.   As you read more about investing, you will eventually... The post Investing for your children appeared first on Dr FIRE. ...
Posted: Jan 27 2019 @ 1:20 PM
A recap of the latest month and a look at my income and expenses. General Happy new year! I hope everyone had an excellent Christmas holiday. I had an extremely busy first half of the month; work sent me to a few different conferences, which are always tiring as they tend to go on long into the evenings. Weekends were... The post December 2018 Income & Expenses appeared first on Dr ...
Posted: Jan 01 2019 @ 6:00 PM
A recap of the latest month and a look at my income and expenses. General November has been pretty relaxed, all things considered, despite my new job keeping me busy. The highlight was probably a belated Thanksgiving celebration (as mentioned in previous posts, my girlfriend is American) with Ms FIRE and several of my friends. It was great to catch... The post November 2018 Income & Expenses appeared first on Dr ...
Posted: Dec 06 2018 @ 12:43 PM
All manner of things and experiences, some more obvious than others, can shape how you view money. In this instance, I wanted to delve into the subject of video games and how they may have impacted the way I spend and save. I’ve played video games for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest memories is playing... The post Financial lessons from unlikely places: Video Games appeared first ...
Posted: Nov 25 2018 @ 3:01 PM
The second in a series of thought experiments proposed by Saving Ninja. What would you do if you had ten years to live? In Saving Ninja’s own words: What would you do if you knew with absolute certainty that you would die in exactly 10 years time? It doesn’t matter how you know this or what you will die of;... The post If you had ten years to live appeared first ...
Posted: Nov 18 2018 @ 1:03 PM

Testimonials

"This is one of the best, most informative personal finance web sites I've ever seen"

-- Daffy Duck, DaffyIsSoTaffy.com

"This guy clearly knows his shit; with every post, I feel like he's got my back as one of those "savers", and his web site is pretty damn cool, too"

-- Scuba Steve, MyScubaGearIsSoWet.com

Leave a Comment

To leave a comment about this blog, fill out the following form.