Nearly half of UK households say that they would struggle to cope if their monthly outgoings rose by £99. We look at how you can create some financial 'breathing space' to help you out if you lose your job or become ill.
Wise financial tips from 10 well-known geniuses, scientists, statesmen and leaders in their fields.
Whom can you rely on for sound financial advice?
Your family and friends? What if their financial insight is no better than your own?
Your bank manager? Given the repeated scandals involving rogue banks mis-selling products, I don't think so.
An independent financial adviser? Maybe, but s/he will charge you steep fees or commissions for advice.
The only person you can really trust to put your personal and financial interests first is you.
Wise words for wealth
Then again, to improve your financial intelligence and money management, you must learn a few important life lessons.
To help you, I've enlisted the aid of 10 world-leading figures in their fields. These 10 geniuses, scientists, statesmen and other high fliers are widely acknowledged as skilled operators. In addition, they also took their fair share of knocks and learnt from their mistakes, making them ideal candidates for us to listen to and learn from.
Here are certain words of wisdom from these 10 leading lights:
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Churchill's quote says it all really:
"Saving is a very fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you".
.. and the reason why rich tory bast*ards like he was and cameron,obsourne,lansley and their ilk will never know what it's like for the majority of us who struggle.Same goes for all the other political parties.I remember when the labour party represented the intrests of the working man until we were all fooled by blair and his "more tory than tory" policies.Yep,not one of them sh*ts who claim to support us know what real graft is.It's straight out of Uni and straight into politics.Which begs the question:why the f*ck do we allow them any where near power?.
Does anyone take Marco White seriously with his rediculous head gear and implied menacing stare?.
In tv shows he constantly adopts a threatening or menacing look and even totes a blood stained knife in some promotional tv ads. I know its meant to be tongue in cheek but I think he himself takes that image far too seriously.
But the government say we aren't allowed to pay with cash anymore. One law for the already wealthy, another much more punitive regime for those who have to borrow to live in the first place.
Money isn't every thing, but having lots of it certainly makes life a little easier.
There is a lot to be said about not having to worry about paying the mortgage
and all the other living expenses we incur.
Rather than getting rich to be above all, I'd like to see someone contribute by working for the good of humanity.
Now go get Mr. Gates so he can disapprove of my comment, and have you do your "job".
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