Who, What, When, Why?

When I started this blog the intention was to have a purely financial focus.  I wanted to write about my journey from being an employee of a large corporation to someone who was financially independent.  I came to realise that the “what” and the “how” were not the only factors here.  The “why” was alsoContinue reading “Who, What, When, Why?”

Part 72

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will be talking about suicide and suicidal thoughts, in addition to male on female violence.  The following content may not be suitable for all readers.   Quote of the Week There has been a lot of talk recently about suicide, in the wake ofContinue reading “Part 72”

Part 69

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I talk about hate and how it can be motivational.  Also, a lot of changes in my finances and a further update on the BTL as the start of the first tenancy draws closer.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the WeekContinue reading “Part 69”

2020 Review

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This blog post is something of a bonus installment, as we say goodbye to 2020 and look forward to 2021.  This entry is somewhat different to my normal content, in that there will be less focus on finance and more focus on mental health, and aContinue reading “2020 Review”

Part 60

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week’s post focuses on non-financial topics.  We have had a tough decision to make regarding our cat, Sweep.  I also highlight some frustrating customer service received.  First, the Quote of the Week.   Quote of the Week When I was studying at university, I attended theContinue reading “Part 60”

Part 57

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I talk a little bit about The Expanse, Pound Cost Averaging and provide an important update regarding my BTL purchase. Quote of the Week The Expanse is one of the best sci-fi stories out there.  Maybe even the best.  I’ve read a lot ofContinue reading “Part 57”

Part 56

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I talk a little about my beliefs and my approach to life.  Quote of the Week I was sent this quote and asked for my thoughts.  It’s one of those quotes that seems positive at first but is not going to be helpful forContinue reading “Part 56”

Part 55

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week’s blog is a little different as I tell the story of a prank I pulled that sent shockwaves around international football (a very minor shockwave, but I like to be dramatic).  I also discuss my stocks and shares ISA and how it’s earned meContinue reading “Part 55”

Part 54

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will discuss the US Presidential Election.  I will also look at how many people are still uncomfortable talking about money and I’ll also feature a photographer who is taking advantage of the pandemic to hone his craft. First, the Quote of the Week.Continue reading “Part 54”

Part 53

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will look back at my progress over the past year and discuss whether it is right for banks to charge fees for having a bank account.  First, as always, we start with the Quote of the Week. Quote of the Week Is anyoneContinue reading “Part 53”