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Chief unicorn division

How the world has changed. We all realise the world is changing fast when you look back ten, twenty or fifty years.  Ten years ago, there was on iPhone or Facebook.  Twenty years ago, the end of the Soviet Union, the removal of the Berlin Wall and the aftermath of …

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The world’s best and worst job titles

Chief unicorn division

How the world has changed. We all realise the world is changing fast when you look back ten, twenty or fifty years.  Ten years ago, there was on iPhone or Facebook.  Twenty years ago, the end of the Soviet Union, the removal of the Berlin Wall and the aftermath of …

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Holiday Humour #10: Telephone Numbers

Dialled salary

A few discussions about telephone numbers. I asked an economist for her phone number….and she gave me an estimate. And finally, dedicated to all those bankers waiting for their bonuses. Note: thanks to EU rules bankers are now paid salaries, not bonuses  

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Holiday Humour #8: Being Rich

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As Logan Pearsall Smith said:  "It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people" Or, as Spike Milligan said: "Money couldn't buy you friends, but you get a better class of enemy." But the real point of being rich is to stay close to your …

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Holiday Humour #7: Wills

Will

A few wry notes on inheritances and wills …   SHE: Do you love me just because my Daddy left me a fortune in his will? HE: No.  I'd love you whoever had left you the fortune.     One of the shortest wills ever written:  Being of sound mind, I …

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Holiday Humour #6: Accountants

Accountants

Accountants are an integral part of the financial system, as the holders of debits and credits, cashflow and balance sheets. Known as boring folks: A woman went to the doctor, who broke her the dreadful news that she only had six months left to live. "That's terrible doctor, what should …

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Holiday Humour #5: Auditors

Auditor

A bank went out to tender for a new auditor. They narrowed the choices to three of the Big Four, and invited them in for a final presentation. The first audit firm did an amazing presentation. At the end, the bank CEO said: "that was incredible.  We would like to …

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Holiday Humour #4: Short of cash

Money

During this crisis, we're all finding ourselves a bit short of cash.  By way of example, the UK National Lottery has just announced a special draw to support RBS with a £5 m,illion prize fund … if you win, you get £5 a year for a million years! Walking through …

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Holiday Humour #4: Short of cash

Money

During this crisis, we're all finding ourselves a bit short of cash.  By way of example, the UK National Lottery has just announced a special draw to support RBS with a £5 m,illion prize fund … if you win, you get £5 a year for a million years! Walking through …

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Holiday Humour #3: Debt

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A woman walks into a bank with a $100 note stuck in each ear, and says she has an appointment with the manager. "Oh yes", says the manager when he hears about her arrival. "I've been waiting for her ... she's $200 in arrears". Talking of being in arrears, a …

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Holiday Humour #3: Debt

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A woman walks into a bank with a $100 note stuck in each ear, and says she has an appointment with the manager. "Oh yes", says the manager when he hears about her arrival. "I've been waiting for her ... she's $200 in arrears". Talking of being in arrears, a …

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Holiday Humour #2: Monty Python’s the Money Programme

You may remember Monty Python, as it has shaped many British person's psyche.   The sketches are packed into the Broadway show Spamalot, but one that has been forgetten in the archives is their pastiche on the Money Programme, a core programme broadcast by the BBC from 1966-2010.  In 1972, Monty …

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Holiday Humour #2: Monty Python’s the Money Programme

You may remember Monty Python, as it has shaped many British person's psyche.   The sketches are packed into the Broadway show Spamalot, but one that has been forgetten in the archives is their pastiche on the Money Programme, a core programme broadcast by the BBC from 1966-2010.  In 1972, Monty …

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Holiday Humour #1: Quotes about Money

I'm officially on a holiday for the next two weeks and so will probably not blog, although you never know. Therefore, in the spirit of keeping in touch with my favourite subject – money – I'm going to leave a few musings, or amuse bouche thoughts if you prefer, about …

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Holiday Humour #1: Quotes about Money

I'm officially on a holiday for the next two weeks and so will probably not blog, although you never know. Therefore, in the spirit of keeping in touch with my favourite subject – money – I'm going to leave a few musings, or amuse bouche thoughts if you prefer, about …

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