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Oct 25, 2010
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Why do so many of us need forcing into pension saving?

- Rachel Mason is public relations manager at Fair Investment Company. The opinions expressed are her own. -

This week, Fidelity predicted that people would miss out on thousands of pounds by waiting for new legislation that would automatically enrol them into a pension scheme rather than getting into one right now.

Sep 21, 2010
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Are footballers really worth 12 times more than nurses?

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-Rachel Mason is public relations manager at Fair Investment Company. The opinions expressed are her own.-

A recent survey revealed that the public believe footballers are the most valuable members of society. Now that is one of the most depressing things I have heard in a long time.

Aug 25, 2010
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What happened to taking responsibility for our own actions?

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Rachel Mason is public relations manager at Fair Investment. The opinions expressed are her own.

A recent survey by Moneysupermaket.com has found that the zero per cent introductory offers on credit cards are getting longer while the rates that kick in once the period is over are getting higher, and now consumer groups are arguing that banks should be held accountable for luring poor innocent people into debts they cannot repay.

Aug 9, 2010
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Rubbish rates – what is a saver to do?

-Rachel Mason is PR manager at Fair Investment Company. The opinions expressed are her own.-

The base rate is going to be stuck at 0.5 percent for years to come, according to experts, so where does that leave savers?

Jun 29, 2010
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VAT rise – is it really that bad?

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Rachel Mason is public relations manager at Fair Investment Company. The opinions expressed are her own.-

So the new coalition government is putting VAT up from 17.5 percent to 20 percent on January 4 2011 and the country is up in arms, but is it really that bad?

Jun 7, 2010
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Nothing is certain but death and taxes

-Rachel Mason is public relations manager at Fair Investment Company. The opinions expressed are her own.-

If there is one thing in this life you can be sure about it is that you are going to be taxed a lot. You can’t escape it.
You are taxed on your income, then you are taxed on the money from your income that you have already been taxed on when it becomes savings, then you are taxed on your pension, which is made up of cash that you have already been taxed on, and then there’s road tax, car tax, council tax, VAT, stamp duty….the list goes on.

May 18, 2010
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Why not scrap the Child Trust Fund?

-Rachel Mason is public relations manager at Fair Investment. The opinions expressed are her own.-

The Child Trust Fund is set to become one of the victims of the new UK Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition’s emergency budget.