Monthly Archives: October 2010

Surviving Marriage – You Should !

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Arguably people usually get married because they become infatuated with one another. The chemistry seems to be working sex is great and the prospect of sharing a future life has a wonderful tinge to it.

A few years down the line and things can appear very different but if you’re one of the lucky ones who still likes the partner of your choice then hey this blog is for you.

Having been married three times, twice to the same woman, I have a fairly broad perception of marriage and what makes a relationship work, fail and generally grow into something that can bring alot of happiness.

As a starter here’s an article I worte that’s definitely a DO NOT DO, no matter whatever she tells you titledInterpreting the Opposite Sex – Just How Difficult Can it be?’

Men will quickly be able to identify with what happened here and many will offer sympathy while others will likely throw scorn, but hey it’s what happens when you believe what your female partner is telling you and looking like she means it!


Pensions, Why Are they a Nightmare?

Pensions are as necessary as the air that we breathe. So the fact that this country is now at a stage when pensions have suddenly become the bane of life for business and government alike should, like the recession, not be happening.

Over the past decade we have both read and heard repeated warnings that our population is growing older and will require larger funding to meet the pensions commitment. But, has either the government or business done anything about this to prevent a crisis?

As we now seem to be in the middle of a pensions crisis I would suggest that what has been done to date was at the least minimalistic. Government and business have allowed us to be in this position which seems to point towards the public not being able to rely on either.

It seems about time that both government and business created a joint venture by creating a Futures Think Tank with the remit to avoid crisis of any kind through brainstorming. It simply isn’t good enough to fall from one crisis to another which is what this country is repeatedly doing.

The government and shadow government share a responsibility to ensure that the country is steered away from situations that harm any member of our population. So far the UK feels like it’s the Titanic because government have repeatedly failed.

Can the UK recover from the Mess of Political and Financial Mistakes

With a population of around 62 million being asked to accept cutbacks caused by others. The UK public has a perfect right to feel let down by both their politicians and bankers. Whether this coalition government will achieve a recovery that can be shared by all is fundamental to whether they remain in power for the duration of their term of office.

If you have something to say here’s an opportunity. As a starter see some of my online articles:

It’s in the detail. Has David Cameron Just learned a New Lesson?

Rewarding Working Families at the Expense of the Sick

Fast Cars, Slow Cars and Where Motoring is Headed

I have been keenly interested in cars and the motor industry generally since I was old enough to appreciate that the differences between makers and models amounted to more than the colours offered.

If you’re a car ‘nut’ with something to say then say it here. I have written several online articles for Suite101 including these, you can guess in which one I’m playing devils advocate:

Investing Wisely in a Model of Car May be Easier Than you Think

Practical Advice for Buying a Used Car in the 21st Century

Are Fast Road Cars Necessary Today?

Complaints against the Financial Ombudsman Service

I want to collect details of any complaints against the Financial Ombudsman Service that support my own experiences. If you feel that you have been or are being wrongly or unfairly treated by this allegedly independent arbitrator join me in challenging its authority to exist.

I have written several online articles relating to my unfair treatment at the hands of the Financial Ombudsman Service that include: The UK Financial Ombudsman Service

Sue the Banks for Fairest Treatment

If you have a complaint to both share and air then join me now.