A little too late for my recent trip to Dublin, I’ve stumbled across a site which I think could be the secret to having a cheap holiday or city break.
ThisIsMoney points to an interesting graph comparing the current recession to some of the previous economic slumps.
In “Retirement is an income, not an age”, Shrewdcookie makes the good point that you can’t really guarantee a retirement age any more, and that you really need to be planning the the amount of income you’ll require to live for the length of time you expect to live after giving up work.
As I’ve mentioned quite a few times in the past, my preferred tool for tracking spending is Expensr, largely because of its simplicity and ease of use, so I was a little disappointed when I logged on today to find that Expensr is no longer in service.
A couple of days ago we mentioned that it was now possible to buy and sell gold in your local shopping centre.
Bitterwallet has some news on another way to get rid of your unwanted or stolen gold, this time it’s a service fresh from America, which allows you to sell your gold in the post.
One of the knock-on effects of the high unemployment we’re currently experiencing is that staff are taking less sickies in an attempt to convince their bosses they’re not work shy and don’t deserve to get the boot.
Lovemoney.com have produced a video featuring the opinions a few respected financial commentators to try to get to the bottom of whether we’re starting to come out of the recession, or whether we’re destined to suffer from it for some time to come. The conclusions they come to make for some sobering viewing, and suggest that the effects of this recession could be felt for several years.
According to a recent survey, only 30% of us shop around for different quotes when buying home insurance, and Brits are wasting over £500 million by not shopping around.
If you’ve ever flown with Ryanair, you’ll be very aware of all the extra charges that they cunningly hide behind their headline prices. But for a short time there may be a way to get your own back.
We’re beginning to see the convergence of the mobile phone and the wallet with the news that telephone network O2 is to launch a pair of pre-pay Visa cash cards.