Welcome to Fatherhood & Finance!


My name is Brad and welcome to Fatherhood & Finance!  Join me on my journey to becoming a father and working towards financial freedom.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you get something of value from the site and would love to hear from you!

Over the coming weeks and months you’ll see various articles on both Personal Finance related topics as well as topics related to Fatherhood.  I also hope that sometimes my posts will be focused on both!

Who Am I?

I’m a 31 year old Automotive Engineer who has loved all things Personal Finance for over 20 years.  My wife and I just gave birth to our first child in May 2017, so I just became a father as well!

My passion for Personal Finance started at 10 years old when I first discovered Thomas Stanley’s, “The Millionaire Next Door”.  My mother would read it to my step-father when we were taking long trips in the car.  For some reason the book spoke to me and I’ve been hooked ever since!

Why start this blog?

I hope Fatherhood & Finance will be an avenue to document, discuss, and further knowledge in 2 areas that play a very big role in my life: Fatherhood and the pursuit of financial freedom.  The latter has been a big part of my life for over 20 years and the former is just about to become the biggest part of my life for years to come.

Never having to worry about money, being able to do the things we love, and not having to work forever are just some of the things my wife and I seem to talk about everyday.  At a high level that is probably our definition of financial freedom.  Planning, researching, and thinking about our financial future and trying to learn more about the vehicles that can get us there are what drove me to start this blog.  My hope is this will be a channel for me to discuss all areas of personal finance, while engaging in dialogue and learning from those around me.

My wife and I welcomed our beautiful baby boy, James Robert, into the world on May 14th, 2017!  Being a researcher and planner by nature, I’ve read numerous books, taken pages of notes, talked to every dad I could get my hands on, and more.  My whole world currently revolves on being the best father I can be to James, while also remaining the husband my wife has come to know and love.  I’ll be documenting and discussing various topics as I experience them firsthand during my new journey in Fatherhood.

Thanks again for stopping by!