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The EU ‘goods must last a minimum two years’ rule is a myth

4 months ago admin 0
I keep reading people comment, saying a little-known EU law states there’s a minimum two years in which a faulty product can be returned and people asking why UK retailers don’t utilise it. Actually this is simply a misunderstanding as we’ve got STRONGER rights here… I was prompted to blog this after reading a suggestion Read More

MSE users are Bactrian camels

4 months ago admin 0
Not an insult, just a usage fact. Recently we got new software which allows us to see how many people are on the site at different times in the day, and like a Bactrian there’s a very distinct double hump… I thought some of you stats nerds may be interested to see how it works Read More

“You’ve never had it so good?” True for a few

4 months ago admin 0
Last week Lord Young was fired as David Cameron’s enterprise advisor for saying ‘you’ve never had it so good’. Yet to an extent he was right, but with caveats larger than a blue whale on bodybuilding supplements… His comment (and I’ve only read the headlines) does seem to have been said in a rather insensitive Read More

The official top of the (online) shops chart…

4 months ago admin 0
The fight to be King of the virtual high street gets tougher each year, with e-tailers bashing up against longstanding bricks and clicks players. So as a list junky, I must admit a frisson of excitement when the official top 50 contained in the email below popped into my inbox…. The following is a press Read More

It’s time to explain tax codes in plain English

4 months ago admin 0
Sharing a cab yesterday with my Uncle ‘tax’ Tony, we got onto the rather sexy topic of ‘tax codes’. While the phrase itself is normally enough to bore drying paint, these codes are the knife behind the mammoth errors in tax affecting millions (see the Tax Code Checker for whether you can reclaim), and for Read More

How Students Can Create Savings on a Limited Budget

4 months ago admin 0
With the rising costs of college education, a degree has become inaccessible to many people. The number of students that cannot afford to pay for college education has been systematically increasing over the years. Many postpone earning their degree and look for employment to make money to eventually pay for their college tuition. Some become Read More