2021 Reading Challenge – Part 3

Welcome back to my 2021 Reading Challenge. Since the last update, where I had finished 32 books, I have now completed 59 which is keeping me nicely on track to finish 104 by the end of 2021. I have found myself in a science-fiction mood over the past few weeks and this has led meContinue reading “2021 Reading Challenge – Part 3”

Part 89

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I revisit the issues surrounding the collapse of betting site Football Index.  I also discuss a strange experience I had with my own memory.  First, the Quote of the Week:  Quote of the Week I’m part of a network of property investors on FacebookContinue reading “Part 89”

Part 88

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I talk a little about mental burnout, my discovery of the show Invincible and finish with a look at how first time buyers are struggling to buy a house.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week My tolerance for dealing withContinue reading “Part 88”

Part 87

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. This week I discuss gambling addiction, Tory sleaze and then take a detailed look at the numbers for my BTL and how property values will impact my plans. Quote of the Week As I write this I have gone 702 days without gambling.  Since I firstContinue reading “Part 87”

Part 86

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week is a slightly different post, as I talk about trolling on social media, and a little bit about literary theory.  Also, the usual financial updates and a huge change to my financial position. I don’t even know where to start with this.  During theContinue reading “Part 86”

Part 85

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I briefly discuss the concepts of truth, risk and expertise.  I also look at my FIRE number and explain why my Facebook account was recently restricted.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week Another week down and, after over a yearContinue reading “Part 85”

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club

September 29th, 1990 was when I first attended a Sheffield Wednesday match. I was seven years old and was taken by uncle (in all but name) who is the brother of one of our former players. It was an exciting time, as I had just started getting into football following the World Cup in ItalyContinue reading “Sheffield Wednesday Football Club”

Part 84

A shorter post than normal this week as, unfortunately, I just found myself running out of time to meet the publishing deadline. Quote of the Week This week’s quote comes from Jeremy Wasson, who appears to be quite an angry child.  In a Facebook thread that was discussing whether people should be vaccinated, I suggestedContinue reading “Part 84”

Part 83

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I look at the concept of survivorship bias and how it relates to investing.  Also, the usual financial updates and a few pictures from Bob’s first full week as part of our family. So let’s get to the Quote of the Week: Quote ofContinue reading “Part 83”

Part 82

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I talk about customer service and the Covid vaccine roll out.  Also, some exciting news about a new addition to our family.  First, the Quote of the Week. Quote of the Week There has been a recurring theme in my blog, where I blastContinue reading “Part 82”