Thrifty News Digest September 23, 2013

  • No other asset class is as good as gold
    Of all the asset classes, gold is said to be most romantic.
  • There's more than one way to get a loan, keep knocking on those doors
    US billionaire Donald Trump once said that sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure.
  • recovery index
    Perhaps it’s because Christmas is only 13 weeks away, or maybe the baby boom has just brought out the inner child in us all, but sales of action figures on eBay were up about 7 per cent over the last month. This is good news because it shows we still have a bit of disposable income to spend on miniature Buzz Lightyears and R2-D2s.
  • MAKE ME RICHER
    It’s not quite so funny when the skateboarding cat on YouTube suddenly freezes. Despite what the telecoms companies say, getting broadband through a dongle is still pretty rubbish. Cheapest entry-level package from the top operators below. The 3 package has moderately fast 21mb download oomph with 1gb of capacity per month. And an 18-month contract. The eMobile package has a solid 10gb in capacity per month but just 10mb in welly – and a 12-month contract.
  • Rescue plan for credit union may avoid merger
    THE shape of a possible rescue plan for embattled Newbridge Credit Union has emerged.

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