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About mike597

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    Boxa, Its A Way Of Life
  • Birthday 03/13/1973

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  1. I'm quite surprised by some of these responses, I'm really surprised that people haven't got pensions or aren't paying into a pension. If you're a higher rate tax payer, it's literally the best investment you can make. The government gives you 40% back immediately on any contribution, nowhere in any investment can you get that sort of return over 5 years let alone on day one. So even if you just keep the pension in cash funds you getting an immediate return. If you invest in stocks you can get a better return. My current private pension has been running for 15 years and is an acc
  2. Doesn't sound like you've done a lot of pension planning. This article might put the figures you need to retire comfortably onto perspective: https://moneytothemasses.com/saving-for-your-future/pensions/how-much-income-could-i-get-from-a-100000-pension-pot And this one if you can read it : https://www.ft.com/content/a5a6532e-f731-11e9-bbe1-4db3476c5ff0
  3. Yes, same. I switched from a classic policy some years back to a regular policy now on a multicar with admiral. Boxster costs the least of the my three cars to insure by quite some way (about 30% of the cost of the next most expensive) and no restrictions on it other than I think 5k miles.
  4. Lift the gaiter by unclipping it and then give the knob a good sharp tug upwards.
  5. It's been a while since you've lived in the UK right? I can cite many incidents of much more serious cases round me that the police has decided doesn't warrant any of their time due to limited resources. Including a recent case 100 yds from me where 75 yo lady who was knocked off her bike and killed by a local farmer driving an off-road quadbike on the road without any tax, insurance etc.
  6. Putting all of the peripheral concerns to one side for a moment, look at the circumstances of the accident. - Narrow road, limited space for two cars to pass. - Mirror to mirror clash whilst passing. - Neither car was presumably over any central white line (because there wasn't one) - No independent witnesses Given all of the facts, any insurance company would record it as knock-for-knock. Personally, I would explain that to the chap, state their is similar damage to your car and suggest that you both accept responsibility for your own repairs. Explain that the alte
  7. What they said. Mesh behind looks better anyway and it's really not a lot of effort and it's cheaper. What's not to like.
  8. Yes I would be expect it to be covered. I had a bump on a private road that I lived on some years back and it was picked up and dealt with by insurance without questioning. That said and in line with the others I would have a word to see if she can be persuaded to drive on the conventional side of the road and if all else fails a cheap dashcam will help to prove liability.
  9. Don't let that stop you at least it was on topic which is more than can be said for most of the drivel on here.
  10. Some places will do ncd mirroring for you. The principal being I guess you can't driver two cars at the same time. Admiral mirrored my ncd when I moved the boxster to a multi car policy with them.
  11. Classic policies typically don't accrue ncb. One reason I took my boxster off the classic policy.
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