Tag Archives: money

Are We Heading For ‘Brexit’?

January 31, 2013

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For the first time the prospect of Great Britain leaving the European Union is on the table. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a referendum after the next election. A bit of the old ‘in-out’ The promised referendum will only have one question – should Britain be in the EU or not? There is no [...]

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Ethical Investment Week

October 15, 2012

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This week will see ethical investment look at ways people can invest their money in businesses and projects that are considered green finance. There has been something of a boom surrounding ethical investment as people are becoming more aware of where their money is going and how it can have an impact on the environment around [...]

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OFT to investigate the price of petrol

September 5, 2012

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money in fuel tank

  Motorists around the country groaned as the price of petrol rose once again as they went to fill up. But motorists could potentially have something to shout about. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced it will investigate whether motorists are getting a fair deal from the fuel industry. When there is a [...]

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Back with Mum and Dad

August 22, 2012

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  Do you remember the first time you flew the nest? For most it happens not long after they leave school for university, finding a full-time job, or taking the ever popular gap year. When I was growing up I lived in a household of nine people (not including the cat and the dog) covering [...]

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Saving for the rainy days

June 1, 2012

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  We are frequently reminded to save. It can be hard to get motivated to however and a few concrete examples can help motivate us to squirrel a little extra money away for rainy days. Motoring Even when things are going to plan running a car is a constant drain on the finances. There are [...]

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Friends and money

May 14, 2012

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  The age-old advice to never lend your friends money is sometimes ignored but always the best advice in the end. You could be the best and closest friends, but a simple money lend can always go wrong. It’s along the same lines as: “Don’t move in with your best friend” and “Never go into [...]

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Spending fivers: What can you do with £5?

January 27, 2012

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  Spending £5 generally won’t get you very far. But if you look hard enough, you may just find a great deal at a bargain price. A quick search of the internet offers hundreds of ideas for items under £5, pointless services for £5, even great date ideas if you’re on a budget (usually within [...]

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The Money Diet

January 11, 2012

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  Now that the New Year is properly in full swing, I have decided to finally get my finances in order. I’m pretty skint after Christmas and it is a fairly common New Years resolution, so I know I’m not alone. However, it wasn’t until last night when I was sitting on the sofa, smugly [...]

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Say No Way To The Payday Loan

December 8, 2015

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Payday Loans

The majority of us will at some point have come up short money wise at least once in our life. It may have been an unexpected bill or expense that put you off your budget but how did you handle it? There appears to be a worrying growth in the number of businesses offering payday [...]

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Entire Olympus Board Likely to Quit in February

December 7, 2015

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It looks like the road to recovery is going to be pretty painful for Olympus. At a press conference this morning (7 December 2015) President Shuichi Takayama, announced that the entire board will quit once they’ve done what they need to do to get the company back on track. The Japanese camera and medical equipment [...]

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