Part 123

This week I discuss the impact of the war in Ukraine on the stock market. Also, information on how to help the people of Ukraine, and a few words on the stress of applying for a mortgage. First, the Quote of the Week: This week’s quote refers to an old adage amongst stock market investors. Continue reading “Part 123”

Part 122

I considered not writing a blog this week.  What is happening in Ukraine puts my plans into their rightful place as not being all that important.  As people are fighting to defend their homes, talking about my financial future seems a little insensitive.  It was the words of my good friend, Yara, who is shelteringContinue reading “Part 122”

Part 121

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  A look at budgeting, and how to make money work for you.  Also, how the new generation of banks are putting the older institutions to shame. Quote of the Week As usual, when I talk about budgeting, I try to make it clear that my opinionsContinue reading “Part 121”

Part 120

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I offer my opinion on Kurt Zouma and his disgusting behaviour towards his pet cats.  Also, a look at recent developments in the quest for fusion power.  There are the usual financial updates and a look at what the next few months may bringContinue reading “Part 120”

Part 119

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I talk about mortgages, interest rates, and the impact of compound interest on FIRE plans.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week One of the biggest stories of the week has been the increase in the Bank of England base rateContinue reading “Part 119”

Part 118

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I report several examples of bad workplace management from my readers.  Also, I discuss the recent story from the US involving the r/antiwork subreddit.  Finally, the usual financial updates. Quote of the Week “People don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses.” For those who useContinue reading “Part 118”

Part 117

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I discuss the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.  Also, some updates on the state of our BTL. There are the usual financial updates, and a brief look at how I track my financial progress. Quote of the Week It’s getting a little scary in theContinue reading “Part 117”

Part 116

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week’s blog is not what I intended, and the change of plan is simply down to exhaustion.  I had planned to show how I generate my spreadsheets, and highlight some of the calculators I’ve put together to help analyse property deals.  So, this week’s blogContinue reading “Part 116”

Part 115

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week’s post is a little bit different.  There is no quote of the week, but rather a few memes that express my mood over the last few days.  There are the usual financial updates, and a lengthy response to the feedback I’ve received following theContinue reading “Part 115”

Part 114

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  The first blog post of 2022 is a tragic one, as I report the passing of our cat Bobby.  I take a look at how positive Covid tests impacted our Christmas, and look ahead to 2022.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the WeekContinue reading “Part 114”