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 59

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I have exciting news as the purchase of our BTL completes.  I will talk more about the property and share some photos of the property as we start preparing it for tenants.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week Schools areContinue reading “Part 59”

Part 58

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will discuss expertise and how we should not just blindly trust those labelled experts.  I will also explain how wealth can be measured as time.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week Expert (noun); a person who is very knowledgeableContinue reading “Part 58”

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 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 51

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will talk about the last book I read and how it made me angry, and after the usual financial update I will discuss some frustrations I have relating to the current pandemic.  Quote of the Week I have been trying to read moreContinue reading “Part 51”

Part 48

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will talk a little about the Dunning-Kruger effect and how it relates to both the coronavirus pandemic and financial advice. Quote of the Week The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people overestimate their ability or knowledge.  It explains how believingContinue reading “Part 48”

Part 22

Introduction Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  A week is a long time. When I posted last week, the coronavirus was raging and it’s only worsened since then.  I’m not going to focus too much on the virus itself in this part, but rather look at the opportunities the virus presents forContinue reading “Part 22”