Should I pay down my mortgage or use an offset account?

Should I pay down my mortgage or use an offset account?

Once every six months or so, my husband brings up paying off a chunk of our mortgage in a lump sum and I argue in favour of the offset account. The discussion that ensues is a well-rehearsed dance: Me: “But if we pay off a lump sum, if we need that cash we’ll have to...
Ask and ye shall receive

Ask and ye shall receive

By Lacey Filipich BEng(Hons) MAICD Cert Gov (NFP) ‘Thanks for seeing me without an appointment. I’ve received offers of 3.99% variable on my loans from three other banks. I’d like you to match that.’ ‘The other gas company has offered me a 20% discount for the next...