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Dr FIRE

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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
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Latest Blog Posts

A recap of the latest month and a look at my income and expenses. General Spring is here! I’m sat writing this, looking out at a warm sunny day. My girlfriend and I even ventured outside for some of it, to basque in the sun and catch up on some reading. Some of my non-native colleagues are amused by the... The post April 2019 Report appeared first on Dr FIRE. ...
Posted: May 12 2019 @ 3:03 PM
Another in a series of thought experiments proposed by Saving Ninja. What will you do when you retire?   This is number five in the series. In Saving Ninja’s own words: Life is good. You finally did it! You pulled the plug on your day job after reaching financial independence. You never have to work for money ever again. But,... The post What will you do when you retire? appeared first ...
Posted: Apr 15 2019 @ 6:50 AM
A recap of the latest month and a look at my income and expenses. General I mentioned last month that we had just moved into a new flat, so this month was busy unpacking and rearranging everything. Not much exciting to tell, but it now looks great. We’ve settled in already, and are looking forward to living here for the... The post March 2019 Income & Expenses appeared first on Dr ...
Posted: Apr 10 2019 @ 12:51 PM
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

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