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Kicking the Property Ladder: Why buying a house makes less sense than renting - and how to invest the money you save in shares, gold, stamps and more by Robin Bennett

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Chapter 2. The Property Myth

LIKE MOST PEOPLE these days, when faced with a problem I did not fully understand, I strolled into the kitchen and made myself a coffee. That done, I opened my laptop and went online.

Happily, there is a wealth of statistical information and analytical tools on the web to help the curious, and my first revelation, after about 20 minutes of looking at the current products offered by high street lenders, is that mortgages are expensive.

Alongside your pension, they are most likely to be the dearest financial products you will buy in your lifetime. In the great pension versus property debate, people are comparing their two biggest outlays in their adult life, so it is important to get it right. It struck me that ...

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