The World Has Slowed Down

the world

Due to the pandemic and Covid, and now this resurgence in a new variant of the virus, so many people are testing positive and also need to self-isolate. This slows down the world. More and more we have moved towards an automated customer service routine. You need to ring up a company and more and […]

How To Deal With The Increase In Living Costs

If we are to believe what I/we have been reading, 2022 is going to be a more expensive year, around £1,200 more expensive per household than last year. In part to pay for the pandemic, in one way or another. Prices of just about everything is going to rise: Taxes Food Utilities Petrol The list […]

Is My Bounce Back Loan Fraud?

Question Hi I am very grateful for your website! I have a bounceback loan from Covid which is from my personal business account and also an overdraft on that same account and I would really like to try and write this debt off as I understand it is fraud. I understand the basics of the […]

Is 2022 Going To Be The Year Of The “Financial Squeeze”?

2021 is coming to a close and already is being reported that 2022 is going to be the “year of the squeeze” financial for households. As if 2021 was not bad enough, between lock downs, furloughs, supply chain issues, job losses, shops and stores closing, you have to wonder, how could it get any worse!? […]

More “Circuit Breaker” Lock Downs And a Cashless Society

As I write this, there is a lot going on here in and on our island. The devolved nations have imposed additional restrictions due to new variants of Covid. The governments are ramping up testing and vaccines for everyone. PCR testing to travel to certain countries is on a much larger scale. More and more […]

My Benefits Have Been Cut And I Don’t Know What To Do?

Question Jon, My benefits have been cut by the extra £20 a week, I lost my job due to the pandemic, and cannot afford to live, let alone pay the credit cards I have. I am at wit’s end as to how to handle this mess! Jane Answer Jane, While it is a difficult period […]

Bogus PCR Covid Tests

Let us preface this quick piece of writing and reading with, I am not a conspiracy theorist. But….. Recently in doing some travelling to the Colonies, and also speaking with others who were travelling, there seemed to be a common thread through the conversation, and that was the cost of a PCR Covid test, and […]

I Am In Debt Due To Covid Tests And Quarantine

Question Jon, I recently travelled to the USA and when trying to return the government changed the rules for quarantine and what Covid tests were required. It cost me a lot of money to get these tests and the results in time to be able to fly. In addition, I had to pay for a […]

How Dating Has Changed And The Cost Of Dating

Courting as it was called back in my time, dating today, has certainly changed over the years, really changed, especially now. Gone are the days of going to the pub, or dance hall, and chatting up and dancing with someone, getting to know them, go on dates to see and experience new things with that […]

A New Day And New Covid Travel Rules

This could also be titled, A New Day And a New Covid Variant, as that is what it seems like. If I am to interpret the new government guidelines and rules, which go into effect on Tuesday the 30th, due to the new Omicron variant of Covid, face masks are now compulsory in shops and […]