today i learned – sat 25th mar 2017

today’s post is going to be a little different;  as appose to learning a new fact, i actually learned that a fact i thought i knew, had been a lie all along 😭 (that said, i did subsequently learn some facts).

#tdil that the whole ‘war of the worlds mass panic’ thing never actually happened 😳 –  it’s kind of a shame really, i quite liked that story.  Continue reading “today i learned – sat 25th mar 2017”

today i learned – fri 3rd mar 2017

today i learned a new way to help you out if you’re ever struggling for the £££ (aka my entire life). curious? #tdil that you can pay for stuff with stamps!

you may already know that, way back when, stamps were genuine currency that you could use in shops. what you may not know, however, is that they still are…well, sort of, it’s a bit of a grey area (in fact, i’m yet to find two articles that agree on the law). Continue reading “today i learned – fri 3rd mar 2017”

today i learned – weds 15th feb 2017

today’s learning was actually quite a grown up learning about grown up money things! granted, it only came about because of work that i happened to be doing, but still…it counts!

Anyway, as boring as it may sound, the way in which car tax (aka ‘vehicle excise duty’ or ‘ved’ if you love an acronym) is calculated is changing on the 1st april 2017. from then, your car’s value will have an effect on how much tax you pay (from year two at least).  Continue reading “today i learned – weds 15th feb 2017”