Part 162

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I look ahead to my 2023 financial goals.  Also, thoughts on the “where are you really from?” incident.  There are yet more frustrating customer service examples, but a nice end to the week with some street food and a Christmas market.   Weekly Update WouldContinue reading “Part 162”

Part 161

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week’s post looks at culture, human rights, more misleading property listings, and a positive week of financial updates. Respecting Culture I’m not going to spend too much time on this because the whole tournament is farcical, but I saw a story in the news aboutContinue reading “Part 161”

Part 160

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I talk about tax codes, tax bandings, and how the autumn statement impacts on the tax you pay.  Also, updates from my Lego Rocinante project, and a frustrating learning experience.   Quote of the Week: “I only built it on a computer.” Those following meContinue reading “Part 160”

Part 159

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  Thoughts on crypto, and questions you should ask yourself when looking at an investment opportunity.  Also, how Covid has kicked my ass this last week.   Weekly Update It’s been a bit of a rubbish week as I started feeling rough last weekend, and then tested positiveContinue reading “Part 159”

Part 155

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  A shorter post this week as I’ve been distracted with other things.  There’s only one place to start; The Tory Shambles:  This Week’s Tory Shambles Kwasi Kwarteng was one of those Tory politicians who was seemingly promoted way beyond his competencies. During his time at theContinue reading “Part 155”

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”

Part 152

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I discuss the rise in interest rates, and the impact on the BTL market.  Also, I discuss autistic masking, and the brilliant book on autism by Pete Wharmby.   Quote of the Week “Autistic burnout is the complete collapse of interest in living.” ~ PeteContinue reading “Part 152”

Part 148

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  Some thoughts on the cost of living crisis, and a rant about dealing with incompetent companies.  Also, the usual financial updates and a potential development with our next BTL investment. Weekly Update I’m sick of dealing with incompetent people and companies.  It seems that virtually everyoneContinue reading “Part 148”

Part 147

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  A much shorter post this week.  Sometimes life just gets in the way.   Weekly Update It’s been a stressful week, and I’ve not felt great for much of it.  I’ve recently posted about not having enough mental energy to deal with everything that life throws myContinue reading “Part 147”

Part 141

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I take a look at two opposing methods of debt repayment; the snowball method and the avalanche method.  Also, the latest update on the index valuation of my property.  There are the usual financial updates, and I can’t let the week pass without talkingContinue reading “Part 141”