Separating the chaff from the corn
I’D LIKE TO congratulate Vic de Klerk on the sober yet humorous way in which he writes his articles. His information is always thorough, factual, logical and to the point – without generalisations and the use of showy financial terminology. I suspect your critics are often put off when you separate the chaff from the corn by lifting the facts clear of typical marketing jargon. Keep it up!
Just one question, please: Is it perhaps possible to see the composition of your share portfolio sometime? IF YOU DON’T LIKE the idea of being tied down for five years, think about the 8,5%/year for two years you can earn on retail bonds. That’s still a good bit more than the 6,5% the banks pay.
Take the pensioner’s option so that you can get your interest every month. And if you really need the money before the time – say, for medical reasons – I can assure you the Treasury will consider your request very sympathetically.