Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Confessions of a financial phobic...

I think Lucy Benyon was very brave in owning up to a whole host of financial phobias in Monday's Daily Express article.

'Talking about money makes me want to put my fingers in my ears and scream' she confessed, 'I haven't got a clue about money'. 

We know she's not alone. Loads of you have said you feel the same. And with recession-talk going on all around us, there's never been a more urgent need to get a grip.

Luckily Simonne was on hand to give Lucy a money makeover as well as Sheconomics, which Lucy describes as ' a chatty jargon-free book that aims to demystify the world of finance'.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Latest cuts

Phew, we’ve never seen anything like this before. The interest rate cuts I mean. Last autumn interest rates were 5%, today they were slashed to just 1%.

Talk about last minute bargains! If you can grab a fixed rate savings deal that’s still offering around 4% interest, and don’t mind tying up your savings, you’re onto a winner.

I’m off to India for a week … might pick up some tips on how to live on less….

Sunday, 1 February 2009

If you tuned in to BBC London before 11am this morning to hear Lesley Joseph discussing Sheconomics and heard someone talking about dogs getting carsick, that wasn’t me. 
The station’s doggy-help surgery was so popular it over-ran. My slot started just after 11am, Lesley was lovely and a lot warmer than the snowy weather in London this morning.