Part 162

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I look ahead to my 2023 financial goals.  Also, thoughts on the “where are you really from?” incident.  There are yet more frustrating customer service examples, but a nice end to the week with some street food and a Christmas market.   Weekly Update WouldContinue reading “Part 162”

Part 161

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week’s post looks at culture, human rights, more misleading property listings, and a positive week of financial updates. Respecting Culture I’m not going to spend too much time on this because the whole tournament is farcical, but I saw a story in the news aboutContinue reading “Part 161”

Part 160

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I talk about tax codes, tax bandings, and how the autumn statement impacts on the tax you pay.  Also, updates from my Lego Rocinante project, and a frustrating learning experience.   Quote of the Week: “I only built it on a computer.” Those following meContinue reading “Part 160”

Part 159

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  Thoughts on crypto, and questions you should ask yourself when looking at an investment opportunity.  Also, how Covid has kicked my ass this last week.   Weekly Update It’s been a bit of a rubbish week as I started feeling rough last weekend, and then tested positiveContinue reading “Part 159”

Part 158

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I look at the latest farce surrounding the Qatar 2022 World Cup.  A look back at the Kiefer Sutherland gig, and a surreal interaction on Facebook.  The usual financial updates and a possible increase in debt in the coming weeks. Qatar 2022 As theContinue reading “Part 158”

Part 157

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I look back on three years since I started this blog, and my FIRE journey.  There are the usual financial updates, and some more examples of poor customer service.   Three Years On… I started this blog on November 1st, 2019, and this post willContinue reading “Part 157”

Part 156

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I look ahead to 2023’s investment income goal.  Also, thoughts on the latest Tory Shambles.   This Week’s Tory Shambles It looks like the lettuce won.  If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, it’s the Daily Star’s campaign to see what would last longer,Continue reading “Part 156”

Part 154

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. This week I discuss the recent update to the house price index. Also, thoughts on the war between Ukraine and Russia. Also, the usual financial updates and some pictures of how our apartment is coming along. Quote of the Week “Everything illegal must be destroyed, everythingContinue reading “Part 154”

Part 152

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I discuss the rise in interest rates, and the impact on the BTL market.  Also, I discuss autistic masking, and the brilliant book on autism by Pete Wharmby.   Quote of the Week “Autistic burnout is the complete collapse of interest in living.” ~ PeteContinue reading “Part 152”

Part 151

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  A brief look at what is meant by free speech.  Also, a potential development in the search for our second BTL, and some thoughts on credit cards and the rewards on offer.   Quote of the week “Freedom of speech means I can say what I want.”Continue reading “Part 151”