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Forum: Off Topic   15-02-2016, 14:32
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Posted By salomon
The examples on property investment are good. ...

The examples on property investment are good. But it still depends on whether you want easy access to capital or have anyone you want to leave the money to.
We own 2 properties but live in both...
Forum: Off Topic   15-02-2016, 13:40
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Posted By nicholsong
I think that post has a lot of sensible comments...

I think that post has a lot of sensible comments about the property market in it.

Several of them are borne out by my experience; I bought a terraced house in a leafy part of SW London (Barnes)...
Forum: Off Topic   15-02-2016, 12:48
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Posted By fatbuddha
there are some upcoming changes that will help...

there are some upcoming changes that will help savers

1. from April 6th, every basic rate tax payer gets a tax free £1000 annual allowance on interest earned. that's £1000 free of tax - for...
Forum: Off Topic   15-02-2016, 12:12
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Posted By Brock
After the last financial collapse, the Bankruptcy...

After the last financial collapse, the Bankruptcy Courts were full of property developers ruing their lack of financial acumen and realising the path to greed often diverts into poverty. So when...
Forum: Off Topic   15-02-2016, 11:26
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Posted By mgdavid
the timing's the tricky bit! If the survivor of...

the timing's the tricky bit!
If the survivor of a couple eventually cannot cope on their own and needs residential care or full nursing care, that's a grand a week for a decent quality place. Anyone...
Forum: Off Topic   15-02-2016, 06:37
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Posted By Pudsey_Bear
Build and sell can't be that bad an idea there...

Build and sell can't be that bad an idea there are lot of big firms doing it, getting land and planning that's the hard work, get in some Polish skills (they don't mind working ALL day and not being...
Forum: Off Topic   15-02-2016, 05:19
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Posted By stewartwebr
People seem to think property is the answer, I...

People seem to think property is the answer, I hope it is as I have a sizable portfolio. However, it may not fit in with the typical motorhomers way of life. Property needs attention and constant...
Forum: Off Topic   15-02-2016, 02:35
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Posted By havingfun
There is no such thing as easy money!!!!.Even...

There is no such thing as easy money!!!!.Even when you have it, as some one is always in your pocket.Bernard
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 23:39
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Posted By GEMMY
If you want to make it 500k I might know where 9...

If you want to make it 500k I might know where 9 flats in one building might be available :wink2:fully let of course .


tony
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 23:28
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Posted By Stanner
That will ensure you no longer have to worry...

That will ensure you no longer have to worry about what to do with your £400k.:wink2:
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 18:13
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Posted By rayc
I guess the question is how long do you want to...

I guess the question is how long do you want to retain the level at £400,000? Are you looking for the interest to fund your way of life?
How much money would a person want, at say 80, put away for...
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 18:11
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Posted By barryd
Ideally £1500 a month but £1000 would do it. I...

Ideally £1500 a month but £1000 would do it. I think last summer with the rate being so good we were spending around £800 a month.

Yep you can get houses that cheap in certain parts of the north...
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 17:49
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Posted By mgdavid
Really far too little info about you and your...

Really far too little info about you and your situation to suggest targeted guidance, but some ideas might be:
Are you currently employed and paying income tax? If so then open a Personal pension or...
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 17:39
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Posted By greygit
Just be thankful you have that much, a lot of...

Just be thankful you have that much, a lot of people of that age aint. :wink2:
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 17:34
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Posted By emmbeedee
The TSB accounts only pay 5% up to £2,000 I...

The TSB accounts only pay 5% up to £2,000 I think.

I have one & the Santander as well.:wink2:
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 17:32
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Posted By StephandJohn
Premium Bonds. We've both got a sizeable amount...

Premium Bonds. We've both got a sizeable amount between us which we invested for the short term when some bonds came out (got our Santander 123). John got about 8.5% last year and I got 0.75%. So for...
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 17:32
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Posted By Pudsey_Bear
1st question might be, how's your health and how...

1st question might be, how's your health and how long do you expect to live, 2nd, do you intend to leave anything to anyone.

if we had £400k I think the absolute best investment would be to find a...
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 17:26
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Posted By cronkle
The Santander 123 current account gives 3% ish...

The Santander 123 current account gives 3% ish for up to £20,000 each account - one account for you, one for Brenda and a joint one. A condition is that £500 has to go in each month but not from...
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 17:17
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Posted By barryd
Thats often a stock answer. How do you know your...

Thats often a stock answer. How do you know your are dealing with the right person and how do you know you can trust them? Just ask Raynipper about Financial Consultants. :(

I would rather...
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 17:12
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Posted By barryd
Nicholsong started a thread about investments...

Nicholsong started a thread about investments recently but Im not sure it came to any conclusions. People seem reluctant to share such information on forums but this is the thread. ...
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 17:12
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Posted By Pat-H
Pay a financial consultant for their advice.

Pay a financial consultant for their advice.
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 16:43
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Posted By rayc
I have passed your question onto my Nigerian...

I have passed your question onto my Nigerian friend and he will be contacting you shortly with an offer too good to ignore.
Seriously, do not put all your eggs in one basket. Even UK banks have a...
Forum: Off Topic   14-02-2016, 16:42
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Posted By waspes
Buy some houses and rent them out. ...

Buy some houses and rent them out.


Peter.
Forum: Satellite TV   06-02-2016, 17:53
Replies: 58
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Posted By nickkdx
Just found this ...

Just found this
http://www.autosat.co.uk/pages.php?pageid=3
These are the people that helped via email with my faults, I emailed Nick.
Forum: Satellite TV   06-02-2016, 16:54
Replies: 58
Views: 4,529
Posted By nickkdx
Have you had any unusual noises from it- like the...

Have you had any unusual noises from it- like the sound of a tooth belt slipping-
I also had this problem and I found it was the quadrant cam switch was too tight, I think this switch tell the dish...
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