Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. This week I discuss why you should never use Barclaycard. Weekly Update I had my final breath test this week, and I’m glad they’re over. The test itself isn’t too bad, but the fact I have to stop some of my meds a few days beforeContinue reading “Part 188: Like a punch in the face…”
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Part 186: Making History and Building the Future.
Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. This week… Thoughts on building for the future and living for today. Also, an incredible effort by Sheffield Wednesday, and a disrupted routine. Weekly Update An eventful week, with a stressful first half and an amazing second half, which funnily enough matches what happened withContinue reading “Part 186: Making History and Building the Future.”
Part 185: Giving that extra 10%
Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. This week I talk about percentages; the 100% mortgage, increasing savings rates, compound growth, and more. Weekly Update It’s been my week of working until 8pm which always leaves me exhausted, but it means I get a three day weekend. On Friday I had a fewContinue reading “Part 185: Giving that extra 10%”
Part 183: Eggs and Mortgages
Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. This week I discuss repayment versus interest-only mortgages. Also, eggs, trust, and relationships, and a fun weekend of art. Quote of the Week “You can’t unscramble an egg.” I’ve been thinking a lot about this idiom, and a related one which you’ll have probably heard atContinue reading “Part 183: Eggs and Mortgages”
Part 182: FIRE, Interrupted.
Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. This week I share some of my frustrations with how people communicate. Also, thoughts on the series finale of Star Trek: Picard, the usual financial updates, and a big boost to my investment income for 2023. Quote of the Week “Shares? It’s bullshit.” It’s been aContinue reading “Part 182: FIRE, Interrupted.”
Part 180: Under Pressure, and Compounding Gains
Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE. Weekly Update I’m having shockwave therapy on my elbows and I was reassured a little at my last appointment that it’s not just me experiencing crap customer service. My physio, who is great by the way, was explaining that he’d recently moved house and had nothingContinue reading “Part 180: Under Pressure, and Compounding Gains”
1,252 days down, 1,000 days to go…
When I initially started this FIRE project I set the, somewhat ambitious, goal of achieving financial independence by the end of 2023. That is looking unlikely, and truth be told I knew that as far back as early 2021. The long-running impact of Covid, the disaster that was the Truss-Kwarteng government, the war in Ukraine,Continue reading “1,252 days down, 1,000 days to go…”