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 97

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I highlight the case of Luke Ashton, who took his own life following a battle with gambling addiction.  Also, an update on our return to the UK much earlier than planned.  I discuss some major changes to my FIRE plans, and also mention Nika,Continue reading “Part 97”

Part 96

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I discuss the level of competence the UK government is demonstrating (spoiler: it’s not high).  I also touch on my journey to Romania, for my first visit since December 2019.  Also, I look at how to become a millionaire and the time it wouldContinue reading “Part 96”

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 94

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I discuss opinions and expertise.  Also, an update on my mental health and potential return to work.  I also discuss the predicted alien invasion that failed to materialise this week, and as usual the normal financial updates.  First, the Quote of the Week: QuoteContinue reading “Part 94”

Part 92

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I discuss the controversy surrounding the BBC commentators and Alana Smith.  Also, a return to conspiracy theories as a friend tries to convince me the Earth is flat.  Finally, a look at Benford’s Law which blew my mind.  First, the Quote of the Week: Continue reading “Part 92”

Part 91

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I touch on death, space exploration, and celebrate two years since I last gambled.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week As we get older the one certainty is that we will encounter death, whether ourselves or through those we know. Continue reading “Part 91”

Part 90

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week, in the 90th part of the blog, I look at masking again, in addition to looking at the fallout from England’s defeat in the EURO final.  Also, another frustrating interaction with the agent managing our BTL.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote ofContinue reading “Part 90”

Part 89

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I revisit the issues surrounding the collapse of betting site Football Index.  I also discuss a strange experience I had with my own memory.  First, the Quote of the Week:  Quote of the Week I’m part of a network of property investors on FacebookContinue reading “Part 89”

Part 88

Hello and welcome back to Mortgage Advisor on FIRE.  This week I talk a little about mental burnout, my discovery of the show Invincible and finish with a look at how first time buyers are struggling to buy a house.  First, the Quote of the Week: Quote of the Week My tolerance for dealing withContinue reading “Part 88”