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 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 65

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will discuss the inauguration of President Joe Biden, highlight a UK based artist and provide a further update on my BTL.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week The man is clearly an idiot, and now the circus has leftContinue reading “Part 65”

Part 63

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will look at shocking developments in the United States, as well as the usual update on my finances.  First, the Quote of the Week. Quote of the Week Excuse my language, but he really is a fucking idiot.  Never in my life haveContinue reading “Part 63”

Part 43

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will talk a little about the stress of taking my recent exam, and then discuss financial hypocrisy. Quote of the Week This quote comes from a song by Avi Kaplan called I’ll Get By.  It’s a good song and the lyrics will relateContinue reading “Part 43”

Part 41

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week will see the last post on Now We Live before the site is closed down and the blog moved to a new site; davidscothern.com. Weekly Update ​This past week has all been about trying to sell our apartment.  We’ve been messed around a littleContinue reading “Part 41”

Part 40

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week, a change in direction. Weekly Update ​Life happens.  All you can do is react most of the time.  The world is complicated, and with billions of people all reacting to their own life, it should be no surprise that life simply happens.  Trying toContinue reading “Part 40”

Part 39

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will reflect on my battles with gambling addiction now that I’ve gone a year without gambling. Weekly Update This past week I started counselling again to try and work through some problems I’ve been dealing with.  I was nervous about the session, notContinue reading “Part 39”

Part 37

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I look at the impact of the Grenfell disaster on apartment blocks and take a slight detour into science-fiction.Weekly Update I have barely had a chance to pause for breath in the last week.  I’ve been extremely busy at work, and then looking afterContinue reading “Part 37”