MoneySaving Poll: Do you feel better off now than five years ago?
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Former_MSE_Sam_M Former MSE
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Poll started 20 April 2015
Do you feel better off now than five years ago?
A simple question – how do you feel about your finances now compared to at the time of the last general election?
Did you vote? Are you surprised at the results so far? Have your say below. To see the results from last time, click here.
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I am surprised that the fields are so level. I would have expected the over 65s to feel worse off, since a large proportion of those aged between 65 and 70 would have a reduced income due to retirement.
Perhaps it's the feel good factor, having left the rat race?
Th effect of the additional state pension income for males in my circumstances, or women in the 60-65 age band could have somewhat of a distorting effect on the poll.
I will vote for Nigel as a protest at the way the Tory party has treated its core voters, the silver group who represent some 40% of the votes normally cast for the Tory party. I am not alone in this approach and have been warning Mr Cameron of the damage he has done for the past four years. I may be selfish but I don't have long to go and my life's savings are now almost gone. I will vote with my feet.
In our case it's because we have paid off a large percentage of our mortgage - maturing endowments and a small inheritance - and we have been able to remortgage on the remaining amount at a low APR. Suspect that may be significant for a large number of people in the 50+ age group (1980s first time buyers).