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Finance Friday | Eurozone Crisis

UK Money

The problems in the Eurozone rumbles on and it appears to affect the UK economy. The left wingers in Europe want to borrow money and print money and go on a spending spree and the right wingers want austerity. The former appears to be folly and the latter means fewer police officers and nurses and more unemployment. Mere mortals like me tend to invest and cut down on spending on trivial things. The government could invest in some things and keep building companies afloat. When I was a child there was a baby boom after the war and the government had massive debts. They built council houses, cheap houses for people to live in; no buy to let then. (more…)


How to save on petrol

Car

Driving technique

I was watching Top Gear on TV not long ago and Jeremy Clarkson was making fun of advanced drivers. Advanced drivers do know how to drive and save fuel though.  I suspect there were few advanced drivers queuing for petrol this week but plenty of petrol heads. You can get twice as many miles from a litre of petrol if you develop a driving technique that saves fuel. You don’t have to go slower; no! (more…)


Stupid People!

RAIN 001

I took this photo in August, it looks very green compared to now. Beyond those trees is the technology college for kids aged 11 to 16 years old. Along the side of the lake is a road where people often drive quite fast. Then at the end a double roundabout, followed by a really stupid road narrowing. The roads are quite wide but the stupid people make them narrow to slow traffic past the technology college because these kids are too stupid to know how to cross the road. (more…)


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