Mmmm….I watched a bit of TV last night. I’m still not overly impressed.
There was this programme where that bloke who saves you £ ‘helped’ a poor, struggling couple to sort out their ailing finances. All well and good till they sort of mention that jointly the couple pull about £40,000 ( whether this was before or after tax – which is a VITAL aspect in this case, wasn’t mentioned as far as I recall)and have two new cars and FOUR expensive motorbikes in the double garage at the £400,000(?) (hilt-mortgaged!)(“Oh, we MUST have!”) home.
But our astute TV money saver came up with a few (basic!) saving ideas and they could save (on paper) about £4,000 to £7,000 per annum – thus, in a couple of years losing a £13,000 credit-card debt.
What will happen to this couple?
Oh, they’ll do a bit of saving for a few months….then decide they deserve £5,000’s worth of foreign holiday and end up in the same boat that they’re in now.
The money-saver? He couldn’t care less – he’s sold his TV program series.
To some in the North-West (that actually work) £40,000 as FIVE YEAR income would be appreciated…..
But, how the hell would money-saver ‘save’ out of a pittance like that?
(My ‘Evaluation’ download would have possibly saved them more as the taxation aspect – although a huge factor in finance – wasn’t mentioned)
Also watched part of a funny programme called, “Questiontime”. Mmmm…if I was from another planet I might find public-sector squabbling about why the country was skint interesting……but after a boring night watching NCIS, Numbers FBI, Silent Witness, CIA, CSI Miami, and other (fictional?) public-sector heroics, I retired, yawning, to bed….
…well, these days, I find, making just ONE POUND real profit so difficult that it’s actually EXCITING.