Part 59

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I have exciting news as the purchase of our BTL completes.  I will talk more about the property and share some photos of the property as we start preparing it for tenants.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week Schools areContinue reading “Part 59”

Part 56

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I talk a little about my beliefs and my approach to life.  Quote of the Week I was sent this quote and asked for my thoughts.  It’s one of those quotes that seems positive at first but is not going to be helpful forContinue reading “Part 56”

Part 54

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will discuss the US Presidential Election.  I will also look at how many people are still uncomfortable talking about money and I’ll also feature a photographer who is taking advantage of the pandemic to hone his craft. First, the Quote of the Week.Continue reading “Part 54”

Part 53

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will look back at my progress over the past year and discuss whether it is right for banks to charge fees for having a bank account.  First, as always, we start with the Quote of the Week. Quote of the Week Is anyoneContinue reading “Part 53”

Part 52

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week is the 52nd part of the blog, which means I’ve been charting my journey to FIRE for almost a full calendar year.  As such, this week’s post is a bumper edition.  I will talk about the recent Presidential debate in the US.  I willContinue reading “Part 52”

Part 51

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will talk about the last book I read and how it made me angry, and after the usual financial update I will discuss some frustrations I have relating to the current pandemic.  Quote of the Week I have been trying to read moreContinue reading “Part 51”

Part 50

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will talk a little about process vs outcome, and look at my 2020 reading challenge.  First, the quote of the week. Quote of the Week If you ask most people whether anger is a positive or negative emotion, I would suggest most peopleContinue reading “Part 50”

Part 49

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  A short post this week due to my mental health resulting in a bad case of writer’s block.   Quote of the Week There is a tendency for people to attribute their own success to their own ability, with their failures attributed to bad luck or circumstance. Continue reading “Part 49”

Part 48

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will talk a little about the Dunning-Kruger effect and how it relates to both the coronavirus pandemic and financial advice. Quote of the Week The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people overestimate their ability or knowledge.  It explains how believingContinue reading “Part 48”

Part 47

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on F.I.R.E.  This week I will be looking at how people are caught out in financial scams, and how global uncertainty ultimately matters little to the FIRE investment strategy. Quote of the Week This is quite a bleak quote, but it’s hard to find anything wrong with it. Continue reading “Part 47”