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by XFool
April 22nd, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Brexit all over?
Replies: 1237
Views: 22315

Re: Brexit all over?

Perhaps someone should take out an ad and respond with something along the lines Mark Twain is supposed to have said in similar circumstances The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. Democracy certainly didn't die on the 29th March. Particularly representative parliamentary democracy . Whic...
by XFool
April 19th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Blood Oranges
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Blood Oranges

...Must take a look. Were they displayed as "Blood Oranges"?
by XFool
April 19th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Investment Trusts and Unit Trusts
Topic: MiFID Statement
Replies: 3
Views: 344

MiFID Statement

I have received an interesting new document from the ISA broker I use for mainly IT investments. MiFID II - Annual Ex-Post Costs and Charges Statement This shows cumulative effect of costs and charges on return as both an amount and percentage, with itemised breakdowns for service and product costs....
by XFool
April 19th, 2019, 12:56 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Climate Change Demo in London
Replies: 124
Views: 1885

Re: Climate Change Demo in London

I have just watched the David Attenborough programme, which was full of a lot of biased comment and some downright falsehoods. Their global temperature graph is obviously a concoction, because it didn't show the period when temperatures stood still, or fell back. It ranks as a classic example of Pr...
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Climate Change Demo in London
Replies: 124
Views: 1885

Re: Climate Change Demo in London

Remember that Global Warming became Climate Change when the temperature declined to follow Al Gore's J-curve. It's not many years ago when the worries were about the next Ice Age. Oh P..leassse!! Bad science and misguided politicians seem to go together. Whereas stupid opinions and misguided politi...
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: BBC Radio 4 Moneybox
Replies: 19
Views: 1991

Re: BBC Radio 4 Moneybox

...So Money Box Live, shown as Money Box Live in my listing magazine and broadcast on Wednesdays (as Money Box Live?) is now listed on the BBC R4 website in BBC Sounds as... Money Box.

OK. :roll:

Hope I get the memo when Wednesday is redesignated as Saturday.
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Old TMF site query
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Old TMF site query

How did you get your link? I started from boards.fool.co . uk in Nov. 2016... https://web.archive.org/web/20161108191838/http://boards.fool.co.uk/ clicked Manage Your Finances, then the 'show me more>' link... https://web.archive.org/web/20161108193728/http://boards.fool.co.uk/managing-your-finance...
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: BBC Radio 4 Moneybox
Replies: 19
Views: 1991

Re: BBC Radio 4 Moneybox

I see episodes for April 2019 here and they seem to work: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qjnv/broadcasts/2019/04 Yep! I see them too. That's how they always used to look in the past. Didn't look like that last time I looked or, presumably, when that guy quoted on Feedback also looked. So... W...
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: BBC Radio 4 Moneybox
Replies: 19
Views: 1991

Re: BBC Radio 4 Moneybox

I'm unsure what the problem is with BBC Sounds, I just tried it with past Moneybox episodes and it seemed fine to me. Mind you, I use a PC, albeit with Linux and I don't know if other devices are more problematic. I could certainly see "past Moneybox episodes" indexed by date. But these w...
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: BBC Radio 4 Moneybox
Replies: 19
Views: 1991

Re: BBC Radio 4 Moneybox

Bit of a swerve (sorry!) but when I recently wanted to hear an episode of the Wednesday 'Moneybox Live' programme I had missed, I tried the BBC R4 website. Oh dear! I was confronted with 'BBC Sounds' and eventually gave up (as I gather others have). So it's listen live, tape(?) it, or miss it from ...
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: BBC Radio 4 Moneybox
Replies: 19
Views: 1991

Re: BBC Radio 4 Moneybox

Bit of a swerve (sorry!) but when I recently wanted to hear an episode of the Wednesday 'Moneybox Live' programme I had missed, I tried the BBC R4 website. Oh dear! I was confronted with 'BBC Sounds' and eventually gave up (as I gather others have). So it's listen live, tape(?) it, or miss it from n...
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Premium Bonds
Replies: 305
Views: 19982

Re: Premium Bonds

...OK, this has been answered now elsewhere.

Sadly, initial results do not appear promising.
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Old TMF site query
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Old TMF site query

Umm. Sadly it doesn't really work does it? You can navigate one minute, the next you can't. And strangely I cannot seem to back out of any particular post once in it. Don't know if there is a Cookie issue or something like that. Or different pages recorded at different times therefore links not real...
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Old TMF site query
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Old TMF site query

It was in the 'Managing Your Finances' section. Thanks Breelander! I thought it was but, when I looked at the main Finances board via The Way Back Machine, it listed entries for: Annuities & Drawdown to Money Saving Tips . The 'Show Me More' button was a live link but clicking on it failed. How...
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Old TMF site query
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Old TMF site query

Anyone here happen to remember, or know, in which section of the old The Motley Fool site the Premium Bonds board was located?
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Bank Accounts Savings & ISAs
Topic: Premium Bonds
Replies: 305
Views: 19982

Re: Premium Bonds

Anyone here happen to remember, or know, in which section of the old The Motley Fool site the Premium Bonds board was located?
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: £40K in Premium Bonds!
Replies: 86
Views: 3143

Re: £40K in Premium Bonds!

XFool, I also think you are barking up the wrong tree here, unfortunately. Perhaps you can think about it this way: Imagine you take your most positive scenario: everyone who plays PBs buys the maximum they are allowed to hold and keeps them for ten years ; a similar size control group each buy the...
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Investment Strategies
Topic: £40K in Premium Bonds!
Replies: 86
Views: 3143

Re: £40K in Premium Bonds!

XFool wrote: ...it is simple and obvious. Nobody - apart from those who want to start a scrap - is saying it IS INTEREST. That is irrelevant. Income is income (after tax etc). I wasn't suggesting saying it is interest is a problem. But I DO have a problem in calling it income! Income - as one tax j...
by XFool
April 18th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: What On Earth Is NonSpecific About ‘Leave’?
Replies: 257
Views: 3419

Re: What On Earth Is NonSpecific About ‘Leave’?

SteMiS wrote:
Nimrod103 wrote:But household incomes are also affected by employment rates, which since Brexit have been booming

Have we left? I must has missed that. I thought we were still in the EU.

Shhh!

It could work... ;)
by XFool
April 17th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Retirement Investing (inc FIRE)
Topic: BBC Radio 4 Moneybox
Replies: 19
Views: 1991

Re: BBC Radio 4 Moneybox

Ever since the days of John Reith, the first Director General, the mandate of the BBC has been to ‘inform, educate and entertain’ in that order. Therefore, the purpose of Radio 4’s Moneybox is to inform and educate by reacting to financial issues as they affect consumers. Now, given the short atten...

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