Part 81

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. This week is a bit different as I didn’t have a subject in mind when I sat down to write.  All I had was my Quote of the Week.  So, what follows is me just writing… Quote of the Week So many people do not understandContinue reading “Part 81”

Part 80

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  A slightly shorter post this week as I’ve not been feeling great.  I’ll be talking a little bit about the football club I support and some more abysmal customer service.  Quote of the Week Although I’m not as enthusiastic about football as I once was, IContinue reading “Part 80”

My Favourite Books

Since I discovered audible I have been able to enjoy books again. For a long time, I did not read many books because of the frequent headaches and migraines I experience. This, coupled with poor eyesight generally, made it difficult to actually read books after a long day staring at a computer for work. IContinue reading “My Favourite Books”

Part 79

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I talk a little about my ongoing problems with my ankle and I go on a virtual tour of my local area.  Also, the usual financial updates.  First, the Quote of the Week. Quote of the Week A bit of a cheat this weekContinue reading “Part 79”

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”