Monthly Archives: June 2015

Will You Get The Full State Pension?

In the Jane Austen novel Emma, the main character, Emma Woodhouse wittily describes the difference between being rich and being poor in old age. Emma was published in 1815, but in principle her comments still hold today. Those with enough money can find their later years some of the most fulfilling of their lives. Those who are short of money can find …

Increase Your Savings Vs Paying Your Mortgage Off Early

In the past six years, the Bank of England has presented home owners who have savings with a dilemma that it is difficult to resolve. The slashing of the base interest rate to 0.5 percent has resulted in falling rates on mortgages, making borrowing to afford properties cheaper, but it has also seen the return on savings slump. Therefore, a property …