I have helped my kids get their first house, putting up tens of thousands, as a loan, and (so far) losing it.
I just saw a TV advert that made me think that I want the thing advertised. A way to help my kids get a house, pay money, but the bank pay me back with interest after 3 years.
Well, three more kids to go in terms of house buying, I think I finally have a way not to lose out.
I am not sure what surprises me more - the fact that I may not keep losing out - or that a TV advert was selling me something I want for the first time in an age!