Posts Tagged 'finance'

Payday loan scandal

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Pay day loans and …. exorbitant cost of lending is it right?

I notice the small print on things whether I am shopping for bargains in my supermarket or reading adverts on the Tube or in the press.

What do you think of these interest rates?

It might be legal but is it morally right?

 

 

 

To our mutual success, wealth and happiness
Vicki – The Property Mermaid

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Not able to do the maths?

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In January 2009 The Guardian reported that  following the Skills for Life campaign by the Labour government there were still 75% of the working population with insufficient maths skills to function at work.

Here we are 3 years later and reports that maths skills are so poor that millions of people can’t read a bus timetable or understand a household bill

Do you remember maths lessons in school, Cos and Sine, x2 +(z – y)z = 76 – ...

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The “Straddle”…really?

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What started as a sensible article in the Evening Standard had my blood boiling within paragraphs …

Top tips for cashing in on austerity should have been a hint.

Last week the calls were for Goodwin to be stripped of his peerage, Hester stripped of his bonus and now the papers are promoting schemes and gambles to strip the average man on the street of his shirt!

How’s this … The ...

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Banking bonuses – the red herring

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Apart from the fact that Stephen Hester of RBS turned down his bonus a week too late to actually make a positive statement about banking – we are all focused on the wrong thing as usual.

The real story is that changes are happening in our banking sector, jobs are being lost, however that is not necessarily a bad thing if it means that practises are changing. Conversations about how to get out of this financial mess are happening in Europe ...

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