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”

Part 36

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will share some projections I’ve been working on for the next few years, and post the interview I completed with my investment partner, my father, Darren Scothern.  I hope you’re sitting comfortably as this is the longest blog post to date.  Weekly UpdateContinue reading “Part 36”

Part 35

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will be talking a little about my mental health, and my frustration at the lack of progress towards FIRE. Weekly Update I’d love to sit here and write that I’ve had a good week but that would be a lie.  I’m stressed with my personalContinue reading “Part 35”

Part 34

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  Weekly Update Although I am feeling slightly better in myself following a few weeks of stress in my personal life, I’m not anything like back to normal.  I’m feeling physically and mentally exhausted.  In addition to working full time, I’m exercising, writing and studying for my firstContinue reading “Part 34”

Part 33

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will be sharing some thoughts on how society may adapt to a post-covid world, and how this could inform my investment strategy.Weekly Update Although my last blog post was not written to attract attention, I was heartened by how many people got inContinue reading “Part 33”

Part 32

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will discuss our progress in looking for a BTL property, and talk briefly about long-term financial planning for major purchases.  Weekly Update Last week I wrote a little about the tough week I’d had.  Sadly, it’s not improved.  I’ve been in a state ofContinue reading “Part 32”