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  • Entrepreneurs

    Premium Bonds War-chest experiment



    I thought it would be interesting to do a monthly payment into PBs starting with the end of this month. I'm looking at c.£500 each time to start forming a warchest/pay down the 6 monthly income tax.

    The money goes into the draw one full month after the payment has been made - eg. Nov 18 = Jan 19 draw.

    I'm looking to do this for at least a year, it'll be interesting to see what sort of return Joe Public gets ;->

    I'll update this anchor part of the thread each time there is a win/no win. Wins I'm planning on re-investing automatically. There's £50 in it at the moment, which of course hasn't won anything so it will be an interesting experiment.

    Nov 18 (for Jan 19 onwards).

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    My experience, Adam_ ...

    Over the year, winnings totalled more than bank interest would in the same period, even accounting for inflation.  Will be interested to hear how you get on!

    Best,

    Helen

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    What did it for me was £1.20 monthly 'income' from nearly 5 figures in my E-ISA. :-<

    If I get one win in the year it will be more than I'll get from the E-ISA.

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    Line up everyone with £1,000 worth of Premium Bonds in order of their year's winnings, and the person halfway along would have won… not a penny! In fact, you'd need to walk past almost two-thirds of the line until you hit the first £25 winner.

    Premium Bonds are the UK's biggest savings product, with around 21 million people saving almost £72 BILLION in them. Yet with a low Premium Bond rate and the fact for most people all savings are now tax-free – have they lost their lustre? MoneySavingExpert's Martin Lewis uses exclusive statistical analysis to interrogate the big question: Are Premium Bonds worth it?

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    Adam im not sure your results will demonstrate "what sort of return Joe Public gets" as they are more of a lottery, than a savings.

    You may win, or you may not win. So there is no Mr Average or Mr Joe Public here.

    Just unlock people, lucky people and really lucky people.

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    I love PB`s

    Safe gamble  as you get your stake back

    The joy of  checking every month if you have won  is unsurpassed

    I get most months £25 . Once got £800

    One day it will be the million jackpot I`m sure

    Cant  go wrong really and a great place to stash some cash in my view

    Buy some

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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com

    I use them every month to save my income tax

    I just ask for the cash every six months and pay my tax

    it’s better than lottery thousands of chances every month

    with s24 I will be putting more in every month

    so I have to win big one day lol

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    That's what I plan on using it for as well - the 6 monthly tax return figure.

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    Seems to work out at about 3% annual interest overall for me. I read somewhere that the percentage interest is greater the more bonds you have, with over £20,000 the recommended amount to get a reasonable return.

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    Afraid this isn't the case, it's a fixed probability, they adjust the chance once in a while but I think it currently sits at 1.4% annual return averaged across the whole product.

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