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A new dawn . . . A new day?

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As anticipated I woke this morning to learn that the majority of our American cousins had voted to elect Mr Obama as the new President of the USA.

I’m not massive on politics but it’s been quite an interesting race . . . It’s captured the hearts & minds of many who wouldn’t normally vote.

It got me thinking though . . . I wonder what the Leader’s of the World are thinking right now?

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November 5, 2008 at 9:43 am

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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

What do you most hate spending money on?

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October 16, 2008 at 3:48 pm

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New pages – finance news & finance directories

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Hello. I’m quite excited really, I’m not one of these e herm ‘geeks’ but I’ve noticed the traffic on this blog creeping up steadily over time so I’ve decided to add a couple of new features to the site to cater for my growing audience (I suppose I should be honest at this point and fess up that I pinched the idea from ‘this blog‘ :)):

1 –  Finance Directory
The finance directory will become a nice little list of useful financial links for industry insiders and consumers alike. If you’ve got any links that would be a useful addition . . . feel free to send them over (leave details in the comment field).

2 – Finance News
The finance news section will just provide a rundown of news & press releases from various financial companies. Again, feel free to send your own news over. Just post your press releases in the comment field 🙂

I hope they’ll make a useful addition to the site. If you’ve got any comments . . . yup, you guessed it 😉

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August 13, 2008 at 10:11 am

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Holiday Spending

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Wooo hooooo – back from my hols and raring to go. For anyone looking for a nice little family break in the UK I can whole-heartedly recommend NewQuay in Wales. It’s a bit quiet but very nice. Plenty of beach orientated activities to keep the children amused:

– rockpools
– nice beach
– kiting
– swimming

Budget wasn’t really a concern as we’d saved plenty of cash to make it a special one but here’s a quick spending rundown:

Holiday = Free (thanks to Tesco clubcard points)
Fuel = £50.00
Food & Drink = £70.00
Eating/Drinking Out = £50.00
Treats = £50.00
Total = £220

Not bad for a week away 🙂

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July 8, 2008 at 1:17 pm

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Spending Discipline

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I love Pay Day . . . and today is that very day. For a few days I can rest comfortable knowing there is at least ‘some’ cash in my bank account. How long it will last is anyone’s guess but I’m surprised what improvements I’ve made to my daily spending with the help of my blog.

I think its all about the discipline really. The discipline of just trying to keep a dailyspending blog helps you to keep track on exactly what you’re spending and changes your attitude towards those thoughtless little purchases.

Happy saving/spending!

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May 29, 2008 at 1:47 pm

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Football – An Expensive Hobby

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I do enjoy football (sorry ‘soccer’) but I’d be the first to admit that I’m not as big a fanatic as some of my friends & co-workers.

There are a number of reasons for this:

1 – I don’t have the time to spare
2 – It’s not one of my major priorities
3 – I just couldn’t afford it . . .

Being a fanatical football supporter can leave a serious footprint on your daily spending regime and with Premiership tickets now averaging between £30-£50 per match you can see why.

Even if you threw the odd match in as a special treat, you’d still rack up some serious additional spend.

On the back of lat night’s Champions League Final, one of my co-worker’s totted up exactly how much it’s cost him to follow his club this year . . . £5359.00 including tickets, travel & accomodation!

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May 22, 2008 at 11:06 am

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