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Ouch!: Ignorance is Bliss, Except when It Hurts- What You Don't Know About Money and Why It Matters (More Than You Think)
Ouch!: Ignorance is Bliss, Except when It Hurts- What You Don't Know About Money and Why It Matters (More Than You Think)
by Paul Knott
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars There are better books, 30 May 2014
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I struggled through "OUCH!" but found it tough going and rather superficial. I would recommend instead the free Kindle book "MONKEY WITH A PIN" by Pete Comley or "PILLAGED How They're Looting 413m a Day from Your Savings and Pensions" by David Craig if you want to understand who is taking you money and how to keep more of it for yourself.


Sharp LC24LE510K 24 inch HD Ready 1080p LED Backlight TV
Sharp LC24LE510K 24 inch HD Ready 1080p LED Backlight TV
Offered by Hyper-Fi
Price: 199.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Junk - do not buy, 18 April 2014
This useless TV short-circuited just 15 months after I bought it. So it's out of the guarantee period. It'll cost 60 to repair so I've thrown it out and bought a Smart TV with a 5-year guarantee from a proper manufacturer.


2014 slim size casebound week to view diary
2014 slim size casebound week to view diary
Offered by AbbeyShake
Price: 0.88

2.0 out of 5 stars It was cheap and it is cheap, 21 Mar 2014
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I suppose I should have realised that a diary at this price would fall apart after just a few weeks.


Don't Buy Stocks: Why Investors Should Keep Their Money Away From Wall Street
Don't Buy Stocks: Why Investors Should Keep Their Money Away From Wall Street
Price: 1.83

3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but slightly hysterical, 21 Mar 2014
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A strong expose of the corruption in Wall Street - traders, banks, brokers, regulators, politicians. Probably doesn't tell you anything you didn't already suspect. It's fine to tell us "Don't Buy Stocks", but this book doesn't suggest any alternative, so it's a bit like half a book. Also, the author should have hired a proof-reader. The text is full of spelling mistakes. Although they're not important, they're irritating and might make you think that, if the author cannot even get simple spelling right, could there be other things in the book that are inaccurate.


How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters
How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters
by Daniel Hannan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

1 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Expensive - doesn't the author already get enough money from us?, 10 Mar 2014
This book seems awfully expensive considering the author already gets a massive salary and huge expenses from us taxpayers. Moreover, he appears to have written the book while we were paying him to represent us in Brussels. Perhaps Mr Hannan will hand over all the money he gets from this book to charity? No? I thought not
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925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World
925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World
Price: 0.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful, simplistic, 4 Mar 2014
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Truly awful book. The supposed ideas bear little relation to the title and cover. I got it free on Kindle and it still wasn't good value. Avoid and you'll avoid wasting valuable minutes of your life


SanDisk SDCZ50-032G-B35 32 GB Cruzer Blade USB 2.0 Flash Drive
SanDisk SDCZ50-032G-B35 32 GB Cruzer Blade USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Price: 10.48

37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Broken after 3 weeks, 12 Sep 2013
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After about three weeks, it wouldn't connect properly to any of my 3 computers. If you pulled it out slightly, it would connect again but the connection would fail after a few minutes. Flimsy, garbage - do not buy
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When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence
When the Money Runs Out: The End of Western Affluence
by Stephen D. King
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You can watch the auuthor on YouTube - no need to buy the book, 18 Jun 2013
There's a 1 hour 15 minutes clip on Youtube of the author talking about his book at the Policy Exchange in London. This pretty much covers everything in the book. There, I've saved you twelve quid and the time you'd have spent reading the book


The Great Tax Robbery: How Britain Became a Tax Haven for Fat Cats and Big Business
The Great Tax Robbery: How Britain Became a Tax Haven for Fat Cats and Big Business
by Richard Brooks
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent analysis - weak on solutions, 9 May 2013
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A wonderful book. Richard Brooks does us all a great service by revealing the complicity between governments, rich individuals and large companies to ensure that the elites pay little to no tax while the rest of us get squeezed by ever higher open and hidden taxes. This book should be read by every single MP and there should be angry debates in Parliament. Instead, all the leading 3 parties are complicit in turning a blind eye and allowing this scandal to continue.

The only quibble I have is that the book is not strong in proposing solutions. Whereas the book says that the rules on Corporation Tax should be tightened and applied, I believe a much more radical approach needs to be taken. Every tax has a useful shelf-life when it can collect revenue before people find a way around it. We had a Beard Tax - people shaved off their beards. There was a Wig Tax - wigs went out of fashion. Similarly Corporation Tax has reached the end of its useful time and should be scrapped. It should be replaced by a retention of part of VAT collected by companies (for banks there should be a tax on assets held). This would mean that every company operating in Britain would pay tax on its turnover whether it claimed to be based in Jersey, the Cayman Islands or on The Moon. Here's an article I wrote for MoneyWeek explaining this [...]

But otherwise, this is a great book that I highly recommend


To Hell in a Handcart
To Hell in a Handcart
by Richard Littlejohn
Edition: Paperback

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Painfully funny and accurate, 4 Mar 2013
This review is from: To Hell in a Handcart (Paperback)
Although written over 10 years ago, the author accurately predicted the appalling Britain that we live in today. Corrupt, politically-correct police harrassing ordinary people, billions being wasted on benefits-scroungers pretending to be asylum seekers, a country obsessed with superficiality, celebrity and stupidity - Littlejohn saw it all. No wonder many reviewers are upset with the book - it is painfully true


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