Your Questions: Should I use my pay increase to reduce my mortgage, or save it?

Your Questions: Should I use my pay increase to reduce my mortgage, or save it?

Posted on 12Aug

Charlie Weston

Question: I have just been promoted at work and got a pretty big pay increase. I am going to treat myself and the family to a holiday this year, as we have not been able to afford one since we bought our home two years ago. My wife thinks maybe we should throw an extra few euro on the mortgage each month, but I am not sure. Maybe we should just save it?

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By Joey Sheahan   

Email your questions to Imcbride@Independent.ie or write to Your Question, Sunday Independent Business, 27 – 32 Talbot Street, Dub 1

 

My partner and I are first-time buyers, or at least we’re hoping to be soon. I know the rules changed for FTBs a few years back in terms of what they can borrow, but since then I think there have been more changes and also some assistance schemes put in place. I find it all a bit baffling to be honest. Could you tell me in relatively simple terms what would be open to us? I’m a teacher earning €40,000 a year, my partner is a social worker earner around the same. We are both in full-time employment. Would we qualify for any schemes or exemptions? Ailis, Waterford city.

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