Category Archives: Money

Things to Do in Wales When You’re Dead

There is a well established practice of charity fundraising here in the UK. Not only is the country one of the few in the world that lives up to the foreign aid target of 0.7% of GDP (much to the … Continue reading

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Walking for Acorns

I meant to mention in my last post that we were planning to do the Acorns Lantern Walk this weekend. But I didn’t, and so it gets its own post today. Acorns is a children’s hospice that operates in the … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Wonga?

Wonga is a micro-finance company operating in the UK. They have the worst adverts that have ever been produced, and provide a service which no sane person would ever want. And yet they’re doing so well here that they’re branching … Continue reading

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Land of the Fair

Napoleon, it is said, derided the English a “nation of shopkeepers”. Although he picked up the phrase from Adam Smith, who used it in a slightly more complimentary fashion. And anyway, shortly after that whole spat, the industrial revolution really … Continue reading

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Confused? Go Compare the Meerkat!

I’ve just had to renew my car insurance, and it was a rather pleasant experience. Well, ┬ámore so than it was buying it last year, anyway – because digging deep and forking out large quantities of cash for something that … Continue reading

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