Part 154

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. This week I discuss the recent update to the house price index. Also, thoughts on the war between Ukraine and Russia. Also, the usual financial updates and some pictures of how our apartment is coming along. Quote of the Week “Everything illegal must be destroyed, everythingContinue reading “Part 154”


If there is one word that will make a mortgage advisor put their head in their hands, it’s when someone says “remortgage”, because almost every single time the word is misused.   Things I’ve heard the word remortgage used to describe: What does remortgage mean? According to HSBC: “If your mortgage is with another lender, easilyContinue reading “Remortgage”

More Interest Rate Shocks

Apparently, traders are referring to Liz Truss as “Daggers”, as in Dagenham, which is two stops after Barking.  It’s also rumoured that there have been letters of no confidence submitted against Truss who is less than a month into her spell as Prime Minister.  We used to joke about being two Leeds managers away fromContinue reading “More Interest Rate Shocks”

Mortgages vs Investing

Mortgage vs Investing In FIRE communities there is a question asked daily; should one pay their mortgage off as soon as possible, or use that spare money to invest? For the last couple of decades, it has made sense, for many people, to invest in the stock market, as even passive index funds would generallyContinue reading “Mortgages vs Investing”

Part 124

Hello, and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. This week I discuss the question that has been dominating conversations across the world; are there more doors or wheels in the world? Also, the usual financial updates, and some thoughts on the new financial year. Quote of the Week In the last week or soContinue reading “Part 124”

Part 113

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  In the final post of 2021 I look back at the progress I’ve made on my FIRE journey this year.  Also, a break from hammering the Tories as I highlight what could be the stupidest thing I’ve read in a long time.  There are the usualContinue reading “Part 113”

Part 105

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  It has been two years since I started this blog.  This week I look at time as a resource, and how retirement is defined by how much money you have.  Also, a look at where my readers come from, and which posts have been read theContinue reading “Part 105”

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”