Budgeting tips

The recent research published by the Competition Commission as part of its inquiry into Payday Lending showed that 53% of respondents to the survey used their loan for “living expenses”, eg food, groceries, household or utility bills.

Ways to boost your finances

Innovative Ways to Boost Your Finances Most people these days would be quick to admit that they could use a boost when it comes to their finances. With the less than healthy economic and financial climate, job losses, pay freezes, and soaring living costs to worry about, many of us are in a position where we dread working out our budgets.

A New Regulator For Consumer Credit

This article looks at the transfer of consumer credit regulation from the Office of Fair Trading to the Financial Conduct Authority. From 1 April 2014 the FCA will regulate and supervise consumer credit firms.

The inaccuracies of ancient measurement

Many measurements are based on the human body and we all know how sizes and shapes can vary in any group of people. Why choose Goliath as a starting point? Well, the Bible records his height as six cubits and a span. So what was a cubit and what was a span? It is here that we meet the first of our problems in defining measurements.

Making up the numbers

To begin this article, let’s think of how many ways the number 4 can be made up using just the number 2, for example: 2 x 2, 2+2, 22, (2 x 2 x 2)/2, ((2+2+2)-2) Are you still with us? What about expanding our reach to come up with 1,000,002 –999,998.