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Learn From The Friends Characters, Not The Dodgy Adverts In Between

We should be taking our lead from the Friends characters and not the irresponsible adverts in between. A couple of weeks ago, to my absolute joy and my partners horror, I noticed Comedy Central had been added to my Virgin Media Package free of charge. This could mean only one thing, I could watch the whole Friends box set all over…

People are making considerably more selling their new five pound note! The new five pound note is tougher, made of polymer and is more durable, but they could also be worth a lot more than you expected too. That's simply because collectors have realised that - as the Bank of England's first ever plastic note - some are pretty special in the world of currency collecting. Ever since my good mate James made the news for trying to sell his toenails on eBay, nothing much surprises me anymore. And the new five pound note is no different. It has been reported today that some have sold for between £200 and £400 - WOW! A quick glance and there are literally hundreds ranging from just everyday people trying their luck, to staunch collectors who know their worth. Before you get excited thinking there is a small fortune in your pocket, here is what the collectors are looking out for.

How People Are Selling Their New Five Pound Note For Much More!

People are making considerably more selling their new five pound note! The new five pound note is tougher, made of polymer and is more durable, but they could also be worth a lot more than you expected too. That’s simply because collectors have realised that – as the Bank of England’s first ever plastic note – some are pretty special in…

Would you prefer to live in a cashless society? With around 52% of transactions in the UK now cashless payments, are we getting closer to a cashless society? The use of bank notes can be traced back to 7th century China, where merchants used them to avoid carrying copper coins in large transactions. Over in England, we didn't jump on the bandwagon until 1694 when we desperately needed cash to bankroll King William III's war against France. Citizens were encouraged to exchange deposits for hand-written notes that promised to pay the bearer the sum of the note on demand. History lesson over! Fast forward to 2016 and we're edging ever closer to a totally cashless society. But what will it mean for us? Are we stepping further in the direction of a Big Brother society by doing so? The infographic below highlights how quickly we are snowballing towards a cashless world.

Is A Cashless Society Reality Or Just Science Fiction?

Would you prefer to live in a cashless society? With around 52% of transactions in the UK now cashless payments, are we getting closer to a cashless society? The use of bank notes can be traced back to 7th century China, where merchants used them to avoid carrying copper coins in large transactions. Over in England, we didn’t jump on the bandwagon…

What can we expect from the new fiver? The new fiver has been released today, they are like gold dust at the moment and you can expect them to be hitting shops and banks near you increasingly over the next week. So, what's so different about it? Who's the chosen one to have their mug plastered all over our dosh? And, how long do we have before the old note is no longer legal tender? Read on to find out absolutely everything you need to know!

New Fiver Released By Bank of England: What’s The Difference?

What can we expect from the new fiver? The new fiver has been released today, they are like gold dust at the moment and you can expect them to be hitting shops and banks near you increasingly over the next week. So, what’s so different about it? Who’s the chosen one to have their mug plastered all over our dosh?…

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Thinking Thrifty Wins Best New Blog At The SHOMO Awards

This weekend the best UK Money Bloggers got together for the SHOMO Awards in London with Thinking Thrifty nominated in the Best New Blog category. It was a fantastic event organised by Andy over at Be Clever With Your Cash, and a great experience to meet some giants of the UK Blogging scene. Wasp happened? The day started with me almost…

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Base Rate Of Interest Drops: What The Fudge Is All The Fuss About?

The UK’s media went into a frenzy at the release of the news that Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, is dropping the base rate of interest to a record low of 0.25%. I watched the speech in great anticipation, and, after sifting through the jargon I got together with icount Money to produce an easy to understand infographic that…

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8 Things You Should Know When Buying A Car

The new 66 plate is released on Thursday September 1 and many people will be considering buying a new car. There are important things to consider when purchasing a vehicle that you may not be aware of. In this short guide I’ll explain everything you need to know when buying a car, whether it be brand spanking new, or pre-owned….

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Why It’s Crazy Giving Money To BadDebtor

Working in the debt industry for a number for years it is no surprise to see the odd scam company like BadDebtor rock up now and again, preying on vulnerable people. Sickening as it is, these companies target people who have gone to hell and back with debt problems, making promises they have no intention of fulfilling. I was alerted to these…

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