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"Britain has experienced the worst recession since the 1930s and is facing the toughest squeeze in generations. What does this mean for family finances, and what can consumers do about it? Presenters Sophie Raworth and Justin Rowlatt find the answers. With real-life stories from around the country and expert comment, the Money Watch team investigate prospects for pay and employment, how working lives are changing and what can be done to boost household budgets."

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Rule NO.1

Dont watch BBC and its property porn, business 'news' or any of the other revisionist pseudo documentaries it claims report the financial crises.

No you fool.

Rule No. 1 - Get several credit cards, watch BBC and believe the hype that your house is worth X times more. Spend spend spend. Saving is for poor working class people after all, and I am not working class cos I have lots of expensive stuff I don't need.

Rule No. 2 - See rule number 1 and feel good.

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"Britain has experienced the worst recession since the 1930s and is facing the toughest squeeze in generations. What does this mean for family finances, and what can consumers do about it? Presenters Sophie Raworth and Justin Rowlatt find the answers. With real-life stories from around the country and expert comment, the Money Watch team investigate prospects for pay and employment, how working lives are changing and what can be done to boost household budgets."

I watched part of it, it was quite good. Sign of the times.

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I kid you not. Angel and his dog preening business. As the above states, do not take the BBC seriously for content....

The guy's finding a way to make a living, better than whining about the economy.

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The thing that worried me was the woman that had been made redundant when a care home closed down

She had applied for 150 jobs and not got a single *reply*, let alone anything else.

Around my way, the *only* type of jobs that are generally available is "care work" and if she can't get a job, what hope is there for the rest of us.

(And I thought that the salary that the "pay comission" awarded the hospital cleaner was laughable. This is a zero skill job with no barriers to entry and few unreasonable hours. Paying a "degree level" salary for this work is just downright stupid, regardless of the importance of it being done correctly.)

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"Britain has experienced the worst recession since the 1930s and is facing the toughest squeeze in generations. What does this mean for family finances, and what can consumers do about it? Presenters Sophie Raworth and Justin Rowlatt find the answers. With real-life stories from around the country and expert comment, the Money Watch team investigate prospects for pay and employment, how working lives are changing and what can be done to boost household budgets."

I didn't watch it, but I intend to tape it when it repeats tonight.

It's the sort of programme that, at first glance, seems like the kind of thing I'd really like to watch, but then it's those 'real-life stories' that I know are going to get right on my pecker.

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"Britain has experienced the worst recession since the 1930s and is facing the toughest squeeze in generations. What does this mean for family finances, and what can consumers do about it? Presenters Sophie Raworth and Justin Rowlatt find the answers. With real-life stories from around the country and expert comment, the Money Watch team investigate prospects for pay and employment, how working lives are changing and what can be done to boost household budgets."

Don't tell me, find antiques in your attic and sell them. Then use the proceeds to fund a nice Buy to Let property. Voila! Poverty be gone!

You know what? Lets all save some cash right now by not paying the license fee.

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Don't tell me, find antiques in your attic and sell them. Then use the proceeds to fund a nice Buy to Let property. Voila! Poverty be gone!

Actually, it was any old tat on ebay.

tim

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I kid you not. Angel and his dog preening business. As the above states, do not take the BBC seriously for content....

But don't these fluff industries, like nail technicians and mortgage brokers, represent a large part of the economy?

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Actually, it was any old tat on ebay.

tim

sell old bag of tatty golf clubs on ebay for £5 plus £50 postage..............and renting your house out as a film set.......and hiring your car out.........and other total shite bbc expert ideas on making money

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sell old bag of tatty golf clubs on ebay for £5 plus £50 postage..............and renting your house out as a film set.......and hiring your car out.........and other total shite bbc expert ideas on making money

Not as bad as the "money saving" expert who was invited on WL a few weeks ago to sugget this stonking idea: "turn your central heating off in the summer"

tim

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I watched it, didn't think much of it.....it gave the impression of, we are all right we have jobs...heaven help anyone who doesn't or who loses theirs without a big redundancy payout...most of it was common sense things you do or should have been doing anyway. ;)

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They did confirm something that I had already thought though:

If you have kept your job (and most people have) then this has been a technical or virtually "painless" recession.

Mortgage rates are so low that average disposable income has actually risen! over the last three to four years.

It is hardly surprising that people are not convinced by the austerity talk.

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Not as bad as the "money saving" expert who was invited on WL a few weeks ago to sugget this stonking idea: "turn your central heating off in the summer"

tim

Well that is actually a good idear , Im going to try that .

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Well that is actually a good idear , Im going to try that .

What about turning air con and fans off in the winter? It all adds up!

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Not as bad as the "money saving" expert who was invited on WL a few weeks ago to sugget this stonking idea: "turn your central heating off in the summer"

tim

Do you know my friend? He never turns off the central heating. Summer, fortnight skiing holidays, weekends away - whatever. His (big) house is 25C or thereabouts.

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What about turning air con and fans off in the winter? It all adds up!

Let me try the central heating off in the summer first and I will see how that goes , then i might move onto the air con and fans in the winter , bit by bit.

One's i have got used to is turning the telly and lights off when i go out or go to bed . Also i only put the oven on when I want to cook something.

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sell old bag of tatty golf clubs on ebay for £5 plus £50 postage..............and renting your house out as a film set.......and hiring your car out.........and other total shite bbc expert ideas on making money

Yes, Martin Lewis did embarrass himself with those suggestions. Regarding the 'underground restaurant' being so rammed with people. If there was a fire, it would have gone through there like a New Cross nightclub.

I'd like to see the hpc'ervision edited version.....

foil clothes clad person arrives at family home, rings door bell....

....while waiting fo an answer.... spray paints through a stencil, an image of a port hole with 'S.S. Titanic' above it on the front door.

Door is opened, hpc'er throws several deck chairs into the hallway, shouting...

'Rearrange those you fokers!

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The thing that worried me was the woman that had been made redundant when a care home closed down

She had applied for 150 jobs and not got a single *reply*, let alone anything else.

Around my way, the *only* type of jobs that are generally available is "care work" and if she can't get a job, what hope is there for the rest of us.

All must serve the boomers. Eventually they'll be heads in jars and animated zombie cadavers will lumber around maintaining them while they go off on endless virtual reality SAGA cruises. The typical multi-billion pound rent incomes from a council flat in Huddersfield will cover it all fine.

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sell old bag of tatty golf clubs on ebay for £5 plus £50 postage..............and renting your house out as a film set.......and hiring your car out.........and other total shite bbc expert ideas on making money

No buy houses and wait for their values to soar, dead cert and easy money.

Sorry post out of date by two years how times change.

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