Are Premium Bonds as good as they used to be?

I was tidying my documents the other day (yes, I do eat my own cooking 🙂 ) and came across an old Premium Bond certificate that I received as a gift around the time that I was born.

With fingers firmly crossed I checked the website to see if I was a lucky winner, and…… I wasn’t.

Which means that in the past 46 years that I have held them, I have won absolutely nothing in  Premium Bond prizes.

This inspired me to look more deeply into the merits of Premium Bonds as an investment.

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How will a no-deal Brexit affect my pension as an expat in Poland?

In the wake of Theresa May’s resignation and the likelihood that her replacement will come from the “brexiteer” side of the Conservative party, I thought that it would be worth looking at the implications of a no-deal Brexit on pension payments for expats in Poland.

The first thing to be clear on is that, irrespective of the nature of Britain’s exit from the EU, those living in Poland or elsewhere in the EU will still receive their pension payments.

The issue lies with exactly how much these payments will be worth and how they will be paid.

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