2021 Reading Challenge – Part 2

You can only read a book for the first time once. In some ways that is tragic but it’s part of the magic of storytelling. I recently asked the question on social media: I have always been an avid reader, ever since I was little and would read all the Star Wars and Star TrekContinue reading “2021 Reading Challenge – Part 2”

Part 78

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  A short post this week, as I’m feeling mentally exhausted.  I talk a little about what success is, and discuss some changes to the financial aspect of the blog.  I also look at an argument I had with a moderator on a Facebook group.  First, theContinue reading “Part 78”

The Problems with Football: Racism and Greed

I used to love football. Now, I only have a passing interest. I can’t remember the last time I watched a full game that did not involve my club, Sheffield Wednesday. The game isn’t what I fell in love with, and I think it can all be boiled down to two core problems; racism andContinue reading “The Problems with Football: Racism and Greed”

Part 77

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I discuss the difference between risk reduction and risk elimination. Also, a week of change in my financial position. First, the Quote of the Week: If there is one thing that the pandemic has demonstrated, it is that many people struggle to understand the differenceContinue reading “Part 77”

2021 Reading Challenge – Part 1

For the last few years I have set a goal to read/listen to two new books each week (104 per year).  I love Audible and since discovering this service I have been able to enjoy many more books that I thought possible.  My eyesight is ok, but I have a lot of floaters in myContinue reading “2021 Reading Challenge – Part 1”

Part 76

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I discuss the collapse of Football Index and look ahead to my second BTL purchase. Quote of the Week A few years ago, when I was still gambling, I came across Football Index.  This was a betting company dressed up as a stock exchangeContinue reading “Part 76”

Memes are Amazing

I love memes, much to the frustration of my girlfriend. I will often show her memes and she will simply reply, “you’re dumb” but with a smile on her face. I wouldn’t go as far as to say I’m obsessed with memes, but I do look forward to Tuesday so that I can look atContinue reading “Memes are Amazing”

Part 75

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I look at the crisis engulfing John Lewis, and retail in general.  I also highlight a local musician who has just released his first single.  Also, the usual financial updates.  First, the Quote of the Week. Quote of the Week Retail is ever changingContinue reading “Part 75”

Part 74

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I pay tribute to Sweep, my elderly cat, my best friend, who passed away this week. Quote of the Week I don’t even know where to start, so I’m just going to type and see where this goes.  I have a rough idea ofContinue reading “Part 74”

Part 73

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE   A shortened version of the blog this week as I have not been feeling great following my first Covid vaccination.   Quote of the Week It’s been a while since I talked about the definition of FIRE.  Financial independence is all about having enough income fromContinue reading “Part 73”