Re: Premium Bonds
I do get a bit irritated if I contribute to a finance board, and other posters assume I am boasting about my so called 'wealth'. I don't consider my husband and myself wealthy at all, just comfortable in our latter years if we don't go too crazy with the dosh.
My husband and I have been very careful with our money over the years trying to save as much as we spent. We have never over indulged ourselves. We have never propped up the bar of a pub like many do. The only time we have frequented one of those places is if we have had a meal in one. We haven't had exotic holidays, we would visit my home island once a year. When our children got older we took them on several educational trips abroad, more for their benefit than ours.
Nowadays, we spend little on ourselves, but try to help out our children if they need it, and give money to charity. We are also trying to ensure there is enough to pay for decent care homes if and when the need arises.