Category Archives: Money

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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