Retiring with an interest only mortgage? Help is at hand but you NEED to act soon | Property | Life & Style

GETTY 1.67m full interest only and part capital repayment mortgage accounts remain outstanding in the UK Then the credit crunch hit, and the failure of some endowment funds left many borrowers who thought they had a repayment vehicle with a deficit of thousands of pounds, whilst others struggled to meet lender affordability criteria to move onto a standard repayment mortgage, leaving them marooned on an interest only deal. As it stands now, due to lending legislation introduced in 2014, ironically interest only mortgages are generally the preserve of high earners…

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Google Maps: 13,000 mile white line on Earth unexplained by conspiracy theorists | Travel News | Travel

Google Maps was created in 2005 and has opened up the world to people ever since. It can be used for simple directions or for seeing stunning landmarks thousands of miles away. Sometimes, it spawns crazy conspiracy theories when images that can’t be explained appear. One such thing has been revealed on Google Earth with a 13,000-mile long line appearing across the globe. Stretching from the tip of Antarctica to the North Pole, many think it is a vapour trail from a plane. However, in the video posted by conspiracy…

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Weight loss: Man loses six stone are nearly dying by using Weight Watchers and cycling | Diets | Life & Style

Weight loss can be difficult for many when having to cut out fast food and increase excursive. Sometimes something life-changing is the catalyst to start the journey, something Ty Gould, 46, found out the hard way. Weighing over 18 stone, he suffered a huge cardiac arrest after returning from a holiday in La Manga, Spain. After making a noise “like someone was gasping for air,” his wife, Margaret, was forced to do CPR on him until the ambulance arrived. She explained: “His eyes were rolled into the back of his…

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Money saving tips for women: Negotiate the pay gap with this helpful advice | Personal Finance | Finance

GETTY While women are making some social progress, many are feeling the effects of financial inequality As millions of families mark Mother’s Day some may feel they have little to celebrate as the gender pay and pension gap remains alarmingly wide. Motherhood may be a gift, but it also hits career and pension prospects, and many women retire in poverty as a result. International Women’s Day, celebrated last Thursday, has also thrown a spotlight on how much still needs to be done to put women on an equal financial footing.…

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Don’t scoff! Jaffa Cakes reveal your personality | Food | Life & Style

Food science expert Dr Stuart Farrimond says intelligent and imaginative people go for the Half Mooner method, taking just two bites to eat one. The Scoffer who shoves a Jaffa into their mouth whole, reveals a talkative, sporty and energetic personality. The Jelly Lover, who heads straight to the centre of the cake, is seen as kind, sympathetic and affectionate. And the All Rounder, nibbling around the edge first, shows a determined, organised and thorough type. Dr Farrimond found 35 per cent of Britons are Half Mooners while 28 per…

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Indian Wells order of play: Roger Federer vs Federico Delbonis rescheduled due to rain | Tennis | Sport

Federer won the opening set 6-3 and the second was level at 2-2 when the players left the Indian Wells courts. It was hoped the match would be able to resume but it was eventually decided to end play for the day. Argentine Delbonis is one of the few players left on the ATP tour with a winning record against Federer. In their first and only meeting in 2013, Delbonis beat Federer in Hamburg. The resumption of Federer’s match will come after the return of Novak Djokovic. The five time…

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