Safe_Timber_Man wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:22 pm
They do these type of stories a lot. I'm not sure if it's just lazy puff pieces or some sort of weird attempt to rile up their readers against young people.
My assessment from a quick skim is that they're promo pieces for the Homebuyer's ISA or whatever the feck it's called.
As far as the content goes, well, it's just shit, innit? Much of their sacrifice reads like a bit of ostentatious hair-shirt wearing when the real savings were made by mooching off her oul pair for a year. "Do I want this, or do I want my own home?" isn't a healthy quandary, particularly as they'll have a similar, if not greater burden to shoulder for a longer time in the shape of a mortgage* and fiddling in the margins not subscribing to some random shit isn't going to fill the bank account for when the mortgage fairies come calling. And calling again. And again...
*As I understand it, mortgages are less given out on the "How much could you afford to pay off over 30-odd years of interest only before passing the principle debt off to your kids" of pre-crash days and more a sort of "exactly how much can you pay off per month before you're having cornflakes for more than ten meals a week, so it can all be over soon"