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Archive for October, 2008

what motivates you financially?

Lots of people suggest that the best way to motivate yourself is to have a big goal. You know, like a house that you want to buy, or a vacation that you want to take. You’re supposed to picture yourself doing it and then ask whether you want the house/vacation/whatever more than the pair [...]

finding personal finance information

How do you find personal finance information?
I mean, if you read plonkee money, then hopefully you get some information from here, and there’s always the mighty google, but sometimes you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. Where else do you turn?
The places I go for information depend on [...]

the impact of the credit crunch on savings accounts

Funny things have been happening lately. There hadn’t been a run on a British bank for more than 100 years. Until there was one on Northern Rock last year.
Deposits in savings accounts are insured by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Unlike the American equivalent (where it is seldom but occasionally accessed), this has basically never [...]

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