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Overseas Economies

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You’ve probably guessed by now that I’m no economic whizzkid, but I often wonder what’s going on at consumer levels in the economies of the wider world.

Here in the UK, we’re always hearing about UK & US consumers (more recently we’ve seen more about the Icelandic economy), but with the news in that Japan has dropped it’s base rate by 0.30%, I couldn’t help wondering what’s happening on the ground elesewhere.

So here’s an open invite to anyone from outside the US & UK to publish a guest post on DailySpends telling us exactly how it is on the floor in your neck of the woods. . .

Drop me a line 🙂

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October 31, 2008 at 10:40 am

Crunch Bites Middle England

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I’m no expert on newspaper niches (besides the obvious like The Sun) but I guess when The Independent starts writing articles for their readers about coping with personal debt it’s a sure sign that even the more professional & well healed amongst us are struggling at the hands of the credit crunch. Get a load of this:

http://www.independent.co.uk/money/invest-save/are-you-drowning-in-debt-dont-despair-972695.html

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October 29, 2008 at 10:55 am

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Mortgage Rates

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I was pleasantly surprised to receive a letter from my mortgage company this morning telling me they’d reduced my interest rate by 0.5% in line with the recent BoE base rate reduction.

Very nice 🙂 Saves me about £40.00 a month – Thank you very much GMAC!

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October 23, 2008 at 9:27 am

What do you most hate spending money on?

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October 16, 2008 at 3:48 pm

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