Part 100

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  In what should have been a celebratory post, now that my FIRE journey has hit 100 weeks, I ended up being delayed.  To my readers, I apologise.  Hopefully you will understand why I was late.  This week’s blog is a little different with no weekly quote. Continue reading “Part 100”

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”

Part 93

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. This week I discuss the news that energy companies will be increasing the price charged to variable rate customers and those on pre-payment meters. Also, an amusing deal in the stock market and the usual financial updates. Finally, a less positive development in my mental health.Continue reading “Part 93”

Part 90

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week, in the 90th part of the blog, I look at masking again, in addition to looking at the fallout from England’s defeat in the EURO final.  Also, another frustrating interaction with the agent managing our BTL.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote ofContinue reading “Part 90”

Part 89

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I revisit the issues surrounding the collapse of betting site Football Index.  I also discuss a strange experience I had with my own memory.  First, the Quote of the Week:  Quote of the Week I’m part of a network of property investors on FacebookContinue reading “Part 89”

Part 88

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I talk a little about mental burnout, my discovery of the show Invincible and finish with a look at how first time buyers are struggling to buy a house.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week My tolerance for dealing withContinue reading “Part 88”

Part 87

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. This week I discuss gambling addiction, Tory sleaze and then take a detailed look at the numbers for my BTL and how property values will impact my plans. Quote of the Week As I write this I have gone 702 days without gambling.  Since I firstContinue reading “Part 87”