Part 157

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I look back on three years since I started this blog, and my FIRE journey.  There are the usual financial updates, and some more examples of poor customer service.   Three Years On… I started this blog on November 1st, 2019, and this post willContinue reading “Part 157”

Part 156

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I look ahead to 2023’s investment income goal.  Also, thoughts on the latest Tory Shambles.   This Week’s Tory Shambles It looks like the lettuce won.  If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, it’s the Daily Star’s campaign to see what would last longer,Continue reading “Part 156”

Muchos Libros

Since I discovered audiobooks I’ve been able to smash through dozens of books a year.  As I write this, I’ve completed 106 books for 2022.  It’s fair to say that audiobooks are my favourite form of entertainment, ranking above TV, film, music, and gaming.  One question I am often asked is what my favourite booksContinue reading “Muchos Libros”

Part 155

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  A shorter post this week as I’ve been distracted with other things.  There’s only one place to start; The Tory Shambles:  This Week’s Tory Shambles Kwasi Kwarteng was one of those Tory politicians who was seemingly promoted way beyond his competencies. During his time at theContinue reading “Part 155”

Part 154

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. This week I discuss the recent update to the house price index. Also, thoughts on the war between Ukraine and Russia. Also, the usual financial updates and some pictures of how our apartment is coming along. Quote of the Week “Everything illegal must be destroyed, everythingContinue reading “Part 154”


If there is one word that will make a mortgage advisor put their head in their hands, it’s when someone says “remortgage”, because almost every single time the word is misused.   Things I’ve heard the word remortgage used to describe: What does remortgage mean? According to HSBC: “If your mortgage is with another lender, easilyContinue reading “Remortgage”

Part 153

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  Well, it’s been a rough couple of weeks for some investors, and the mortgage industry is going crazy.  I discuss this, and how it impacts on my BTL plans.  Also, another look at spoon theory in the context of the knife hypothesis (I’m not making thisContinue reading “Part 153”