Looking into the future
Life in the UK has changed beyond recognition in the past 100 years. 100 years ago we were at war with Germany and lessons from that war weren’t learnt; another world war followed less than 20 years later. People now appear to be better off materially. We have better hospitals and heath care; but we still have problems and some are getting worse.
Olympics–love it or hate it?
It’s Finance Friday and the Olympics start today. I am not a fan, too expensive for tax payers in a time of recession and austerity. We probably wouldn’t be in a recession if it wasn’t for all these jollies for the rich. So far this year in the UK there has been the Jubilee, Ascot, Henley, Wimbledon and a host of other champagne and strawberry events. I doubt if there will be much champagne at this one. I read a bottle of water is £1.60 ($2.50) and a small bottle (300ml) of Heineken lager is £4.20 ($6.50). Don’t have the plate of curry at £8.50 or you’ll need even more water! You can’t make it up…
Frugal Friday | Saving Real Money
Gold or Paper?
Which would you rather have the gold sovereign or the paper money shown in the picture? The paper money is going down in value by over 5% a year and the gold sovereign is going up in value. The gold sovereign is carried by the SAS (Special Air Service) because it’s like an international currency and generally recognised as being valuable throughout the world. In one country this week citizens were offered a chance to win $1,000 of gold for handing in dog poo! In other countries people have been buying gold bars from vending machines. (more…)