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20 Mar 2018
Five financial things I have learned about being 50
So this week I turn 50. It’s a shock. OMG! I only started shaving a couple of years ago. Surely it’s no more than a decade since I bought my first old banger – a navy blue Triumph 1300 a year younger than me for £100.
Tags: Finances
07 Feb 2018
Bitcon be damned – watch your mortgage instead?
What a load of old cobblers I am reading about Bitcoin.
Tags: Finances
05 Feb 2018
Two very simple steps to clearing January debt
We’ve had Black Friday, Blue Monday, and more than a few grey Tuesdays and Wednesdays. And damp Saturdays.
Tags: Finances
24 Nov 2017
There’s more to do Mr Chancellor
Most Budget speeches can give anyone a cold – to which Mr Hammond alluded as he reached for the cough sweets.
10 Oct 2017
New students, same old story
It’s one of the great conundra of life. The children leave home (finally!) by going on to university and they do so with your blessing.
19 Sep 2017
Why should I be surprised by openness and efficiency from a bank?
It was when I saw the legend John Cleese advertising a PPI claims company that I lost it. I bet I’m not the only one, but for years I have been barraged by text, by email, by advert – you name it – from aggressive companies telling me I can claim back PPI from my bank.
Tags: Finances
21 Aug 2017
The lending industry’s £68bn dirty secret
Once again, the dark spectre of consumer debt threatens to run out of control and help send our economy hurtling towards a crash. Warnings are emerging from no less a body than the Bank of England, whose financial stability director said high street banks and others were entering a ‘spiral of complacency’ about mounting consumer debt levels.
03 Aug 2017
What price a happy family?
In the past it was called the Nuclear Family. No-one is ever quite sure why it was so called but the traditional model of a ‘two parent, two child’ unit has always been deemed to be the ‘average’ family.
21 Jul 2017
One important thing to do with your kids this Summer holiday
“I’m bored!” Ever heard that one before?
27 Jun 2017
Is virtual reality the future of financial services?
If you’re pretty clued up on tech news, you’ll be familiar with the terms virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). If not, don’t fret.
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