Following the post about my little impulse purchase of an iPod Shuffle the other day, there’s an interesting look at part of the psychology of shopping over at Get Rich Slowly. In particular, the post discusses a research report which suggests that the more you buy, the more likely you are to buy more things. […]
Chip & PIN has been around for a while, but it’s only been in the last couple of years that it has become the standard way for using a debit or credit card in shops or restaurants etc. When the changeover from using signatures to PIN numbers first came in, I had thought that it […]
In my attempt at living a reasonably frugal life I don’t often spend much on gadgets and gizmos. Today however, having heard they were selling for £32 in Argos, I decided to splash out on an iPod Shuffle. It’s the cheapest I’d seen them for, and will be the perfect accompanyment for when I start […]
Links to other interesting money articles on 25th Feb 2008.
Links to other interesting money articles on 21st Feb 2008.
From time to time statistics used by financial service providers can help you out in unexpected ways. For example, when you’re retiring and looking for an annuity, if you’re a smoker, there’s a good chance that you’ll get a better rate than a non-smoker. This is because statistics show you’ll probably live for less years […]
How much money do you think you’ve got lying around your house? I’m not talking about the hands-full of change left on top of your chest of draws in your bedroom, or the odd coin wedged between the cushions on your sofa. I’m talking about the value there is in the items that sit unused […]
Links to other interesting money articles on 17th Feb 2008.
Just when it seemed things couldn’t get worse for Northern Rock, the government will tomorrow announce that it is to take control of the bank and nationalise it. Despite looking for outside bidders, including Richard Branson’s Virgin group, to take on the debts of the Rock, they’ve decided instead to do something that they haven’t […]
Links to other interesting money articles on 16th Feb 2008.