Property Ownership: Second Homes, BTL, and The Housing Crisis.

Money is strange.  It’s one of the most important parts of our world, yet the vast majority of people do not understand what it is, or how it works.  There are many examples of the illogical decisions people make when it comes to money, such as being willing to travel an hour to save £10Continue reading “Property Ownership: Second Homes, BTL, and The Housing Crisis.”

Part 147

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  A much shorter post this week.  Sometimes life just gets in the way.   Weekly Update It’s been a stressful week, and I’ve not felt great for much of it.  I’ve recently posted about not having enough mental energy to deal with everything that life throws myContinue reading “Part 147”

Drugs and Spoons

Being low on spoons is tough.  Running out of spoons is worse.  Having a deficit of spoons, or going into your spoon overdraft is nearly as bad as it can get.   The idea of using spoons to explain physical and/or mental stamina is thought to have originated in 2003 when Christine Miserandino, whilst in aContinue reading “Drugs and Spoons”

Part 146

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I discuss the new “Enough is Enough” campaign.  Also, a look at what joint FIRE means to us.  There are the usual financial updates, and a busy week.  First the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week A campaign has been launched toContinue reading “Part 146”

Part 145

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week’s blog looks at communication, in terms of respect, customer service, and the conflict between neurodivergent and neurotypical types of communication.  Also, more thoughts on being a millionaire.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week I’ve had this nagging irritation in myContinue reading “Part 145”

Part 144

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I talk rant about Bullshit Jobs.  Also, a reminder of why financial independence is so important to me as an autistic person is a neurotypical world.  There are some positive financial updates and the usual memes and gifs.  First, the Quote of the Week:Continue reading “Part 144”

Spoons and Hit Points

It’s all about spoons.  Or hit points.  Or room in your inventory.  It could be any of these three concepts you use, or it could be something else, but I’m out of spoons, my hit points are at zero, and my inventory is full.  I don’t think I’ll be able to put out a full,Continue reading “Spoons and Hit Points”

CoastFIRE & BaristaFIRE: Thoughts for the Future.

There are several types of FIRE including FatFIRE and LeanFIRE, but I’ve recently discovered two other types; Coast and Barista.   CoastFIRE is where you invest heavily in the early years and then let the investment compound without too much emphasis on adding to the investment pot during the coasting period.  An example of this wouldContinue reading “CoastFIRE & BaristaFIRE: Thoughts for the Future.”

Part 143

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I cover a range of subjects; the recent heatwave across Europe, a bit more on inflation following the post I published midweek, the usual financial updates, and a rant about streaming services.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week “1976 wasContinue reading “Part 143”