Part 49

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  A short post this week due to my mental health resulting in a bad case of writer’s block.   Quote of the Week There is a tendency for people to attribute their own success to their own ability, with their failures attributed to bad luck or circumstance. Continue reading “Part 49”

Part 48

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will talk a little about the Dunning-Kruger effect and how it relates to both the coronavirus pandemic and financial advice. Quote of the Week The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people overestimate their ability or knowledge.  It explains how believingContinue reading “Part 48”

Part 47

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will be looking at how people are caught out in financial scams, and how global uncertainty ultimately matters little to the FIRE investment strategy. Quote of the Week This is quite a bleak quote, but it’s hard to find anything wrong with it. Continue reading “Part 47”

Part 46

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week is a shorter post owing to the fact it’s my birthday week.  I’ll be discussing my progress at the gym as well as an update on my mental health, and finish with some photos from my birthday meal. Quote of the Week I wasContinue reading “Part 46”

Part 45

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will talk about a small, temporary change to the format of the blog, as well as an update on my mental health before finishing with a look at the potential financial crisis brewing as a result of Covid-19. Quote of the Week LikeContinue reading “Part 45”

Part 44

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will be talking a little more about mental health, and dealing with difficult people.  I’ll also touch briefly on asset allocation within my ISA. Quote of the Week A quote that feels relevant today (as I write this) having heard the news thatContinue reading “Part 44”

Part 43

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will talk a little about the stress of taking my recent exam, and then discuss financial hypocrisy. Quote of the Week This quote comes from a song by Avi Kaplan called I’ll Get By.  It’s a good song and the lyrics will relateContinue reading “Part 43”

Part 41

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week will see the last post on Now We Live before the site is closed down and the blog moved to a new site; davidscothern.com. Weekly Update ​This past week has all been about trying to sell our apartment.  We’ve been messed around a littleContinue reading “Part 41”

Part 40

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week, a change in direction. Weekly Update ​Life happens.  All you can do is react most of the time.  The world is complicated, and with billions of people all reacting to their own life, it should be no surprise that life simply happens.  Trying toContinue reading “Part 40”