I am guessing that most people are not sure who the German economist Hans Werner-Sinn is. However, I can guarantee that every one of you will have heard of, experienced and been impacted by the financial crisis of 2011. What connects these two is Sinn’s expert ability to identify the weaknesses throughout the EU during the crisis. By delivering a firm and consistent message to the people of Europe, he played a major role in the slowing of the financial downturn. For that reason Professor Sinn, you are our first Financial Hero and we financially-salute you!
We can’t quite believe that Christmas is nearly upon us! So we have put together a list of things for us and you to do to earn some extra cash. One thing we can promise with these pointers - when you move a couple of notches down on your belt this Christmas, you will also have some spare cash to buy a completely new one. Happy Reading!
Are you finding yourself more and more confused by the financial information you are fed through the media? Just the other day, our team at QuidCycle found an article written by the Telegraph on the 26th October citing that British households were taking advantage of the low unemployment rate and rise in wages and using cash to buy items rather than spending on their credit cards. It would appear from this article that consumers are keeping away from increasing bills, which we heartily applaud at QuidCycle.
October is Black History Month. Did you know that the first Black History Month was celebrated in 1987? The purpose is to honour the legacy of heroes like Nelson Mandela who have played a powerful party in shaping our shared past and our future. It is an opportunity to celebrate Britain’s diversity and the contribution black and ethnic minority communities have made to Britain’s culture, economy, politics, and sport; all the while facing discrimination and injustice to secure freedom and opportunities we now enjoy.
It is that time of year again! Halloween is upon us and unfortunately it is not quite right for us olders to go knocking on other peoples’ doors to be welcomed by that unending bowl of sugary-goodness (I may have just convinced myself to go trick-or-treating again). It isn’t the little devil or Count Dracula’s protégée running down the street that scare us anymore, our fears are very much found in everyday life – approaching the girl or guy you’ve always liked, presenting your project in front of the big-bad boss or even having a peak at your bank account after a heavy weekend.