I don't know if you have ever experienced a bailiff armed with a court order at your door or perhaps been called in a panic by a client in such a situation but it's not something you ever forget.
An accountant in business
I've been blogging on my website www.formationsdirect.com for some time with my non-PC view of the world of economics,business and other stuff. If you like to read the views of somebody who doesn't "toe the party line" you've come to the right place. Government cock-ups, financial turmoil , business scandals and people's behaviour - I've got something to say about it , whether you like it or not.
This week we've heard about bringing back Dads Army style bank managers of the Captain Mainwaring ilk.
According to today's news the government is actually on target to reduce the housing benefit bill through it's so called "bedroom tax" .
Enjoyable stuff and Mr Farage certainly came across as more passionate but he is something of a showman . Mr Clegg appears more calm , collected and statesman-like .
Damned if you do and damned if you don't . Poor George Osborne. The biggest gripe of retirees with pensions is how they are being well and truly mugged by having to purchase a duff annuity. so what does he do ? He addresses the problem directly and gets pilloried for it.
Just about the only clever thing Gordon Brown (remember him ? ) did was to depoliticise interest rate setting by handing the job to the Bank of England. And it worked and nobody has squealed about it.
I am attempting to invest in an EIS , after all one has to provide for one's own pension as the professional managers and the government aren't up to doing it adequately.
So , once again our glorious leader , David Cameron , pledges to cut pointless rules. Well done and most commendable , especially as we will probably also benefit from spin-offs such as civil service savings because the rules no longer require enforcing .
Bitcoin is in the headlines again and many people are spellbound by the ongoing yo-yo of its value. I find the whole concept distasteful as wealth can be created by a limited few people (relative to the population) who have the requisite geeky abilities to solve the algorithm.
Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw has given his bonus to charity - very nice indeed . However it doesn't mean that corporate wages are lower , does nothing to address the issue of how much a plc boss is worth nor does it lower anybody's utility bills .