#511 Run a Post Office
The Post Office provides an important service for the neighbourhood, including postal services, pension payments, car tax, cash deposit and withdrawals and business banking. However the postmasters are paid a pittance. According to the Run A Post Office web site there are opportunities to earn £10,000pa in return for a 40 hour week with no holiday. That's less than the minimum wage.
#502 Free Credit Report from Noddle
You can access to your credit report, credit score and credit rating from several online services including Equifax, Experian, Credit Expert and Check My File. Usually the reports are only free for a 30 day trial period. Did you know you can now get an unlimited free credit report from Noddle?
#500 Shopping Online for Christmas Presents
Christmas. A time to be merry and meet up with friends. And time spent figuring out what present to buy for whom and going shopping for it, unless you buy your presents online. Many people choose to use their tablets and smartphones for their Christmas shopping. Last year £600 million was spent on Cyber Monday and Amazon recorded 64 sales every second. Will you be cyber shopping in 2015?
#470 Interest Rates are Going Up in 2015
The decline in the US and European economies since 2008 has been matched by a long period of low interest rates. There are signs that the economies are improving which may lead to inflation and interest rates going up. Mortgages, Loans and Credit Cards will be affected. Can we expect to see interest rates increased in 2015?
#445 I wouldn't pay £30 for breakfast
A hotel recently charged their guests £100 for posting a negative review. The news coverage of this issue highlighted that some London hotels charge more for their breakfast than the cost of the overnight stay at that hotel. Which is the bigger scandal? Is any breakfast worth that much? Even with the best ingredients, coffee, juice, bacon, sausages, etc, how can such a high charge be justified?
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