Tag Archives: responsibility

The worried thoughts of a dinogroom

April 6, 2012

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As I previously mentioned, I’m soon to do make a beautiful dinosaur change her surname but I can’t help but worry about the short-term and long-term future. I’ve definitely picked the right girl – no doubts about that. All the major things for the ceremony are sorted – we have a venue, the future Mrs [...]

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Don’t let the bank use the postal strike as an excuse to take your money

October 15, 2007

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Usually receiving emails from financial organisations are about as useful or welcome as a punch on the snout, however a recent one I received from Moneynetcould prove a worthwhile reminder.“There is nothing more annoying than being penalised by your credit card company for paying your bill a couple of days late but millions of card [...]

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Warning – credit cards can damage your wealth

October 11, 2009

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Welcome back Finanosaur fans. I have just read the news section of the personal finance comparison site Moneynet, “Credit products should carry so-called ‘wealth warnings’, the ex-chief of Halifax has maintained”, and I cannot say that I am particularly surprised. This news should also not come as much of a surprise to most people in [...]

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Students dodge debt through bankruptcy

August 16, 2009

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According to credit reference agency, Equifax, it seems as though some canny students have caught up with the changes in the bankruptcy laws. As part of their latest survey of soon-to-be students, they discovered that about 11% of the respondents were seriously considering the idea of taking advantage of the relaxation of the UK bankruptcy [...]

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Credit card interest free periods may not be all they appear

May 10, 2009

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Those pesky credit card companies which are offering longer and longer interest free periods in order to attract new customers have started new methods to get back the money they lose due to rate tarts.  Some months ago most of the card companies started introducing a transfer fee of aroung 2% payable on the amount [...]

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FSA to tackle lack of financial knowledge in the UK – about time too.

March 28, 2009

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At last the Financial Services Authority (FSA) is trying to tackle the problems that have been generated through a lack of consumer knowledge, particularly amongst the 18-40 age group, especially relating to savings, student loans, and debt matters. According to an FSA spokeman, “Today’s 18-40 year olds are faced with greater challenges than were faced [...]

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Praying for the death of credit card cheques

March 3, 2009

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You know what it is like, post arrives from the bank. You open it up thinking it’s a statement, or important info regarding the account, only to find it is a wad of un-asked-for credit card cheques. Straight in the shredder. Two days later, post arrives from the bank. You open it up thinking it’s [...]

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Terms and conditions – for article distribution

October 24, 2008

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On another round of article distribution discovered two sites owned by the same person who have been readily accepting our articles – but publishing the content under their own name.Webnewswire.com and PressTrust.com are owned by Pooja Sharma and contain content from a variety of sources, including the Money Lion. I would strongly recommend not bothering with Webnewswire.com [...]

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The Peace Tax Seven

July 19, 2008

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I’m taking a break from my soap box this week and considering I’m going to be flat broke for the next few months, I don’t want to think about mortgages, savings or pensions. So here’s something else to think about … the Peace Tax Seven The Peace Tax Seven comprise seven individuals who are withholding [...]

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The World Is Not Enough

July 5, 2008

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At a time when the entire world’s attention is focused on the problems of world debt, with the Live 8 concerts, the G8 summit in Scotland, the Make Poverty History Campaign (MPH) and the various anti-poverty marches, it seems that everyone wants the world’s governments to behave more ethically towards the manner in which international [...]

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