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 112

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I take a look at capitalism, and why I think criticisms of it as an economic model are often misplaced.  Also, another week and another Tory shambles.  There are the usual financial updates, but first the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week Continue reading “Part 112”

Part 109

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I report on a horrible week for the stock market.  Also, a change of plan for the next BTL purchase.  I take a look at some basic investing rules, and how someone should start their investment journey.  First, the Quote of the Week: QuoteContinue reading “Part 109”

Part 108

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I tackle a reader request, and look at pensions.  Also, a brief look at HS2.  It is only a brief look because once I start on Tory incompetence, I find it difficult to stop.  Also, the usual financial updates, and another disappointing property viewing. Continue reading “Part 108”

Part 99

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I take a look at a controversial study involving autistic people.  Also, a closer look at my financial goals as we approach the end of 2021, shortly followed by the end of the 2021/2022 financial year.   First, the Quote of the Week: QuoteContinue reading “Part 99”

Part 98

I can’t believe it has been twenty years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  It was such a surreal day.  I was just finishing up my day at sixth form and it was my 18th birthday.  I made the decision to go ahead with my birthday celebrations, on the basis that life must go on andContinue reading “Part 98”

Part 97

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I highlight the case of Luke Ashton, who took his own life following a battle with gambling addiction.  Also, an update on our return to the UK much earlier than planned.  I discuss some major changes to my FIRE plans, and also mention Nika,Continue reading “Part 97”

Part 96

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I discuss the level of competence the UK government is demonstrating (spoiler: it’s not high).  I also touch on my journey to Romania, for my first visit since December 2019.  Also, I look at how to become a millionaire and the time it wouldContinue reading “Part 96”

Part 95

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I touch on a few subjects, some of which I’ve covered in the past but I think they need addressing again.  I look at Dunning-Kruger in the context of vaccine safety.  Also, a look at the situation in Afghanistan and the tragic death ofContinue reading “Part 95”

Part 94

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I discuss opinions and expertise.  Also, an update on my mental health and potential return to work.  I also discuss the predicted alien invasion that failed to materialise this week, and as usual the normal financial updates.  First, the Quote of the Week: QuoteContinue reading “Part 94”