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Category "Consumer culture"

How to make extra income

How to make extra income

Do you need to increase your income? You are not alone. People everywhere are searching for ways in which to increase their bank account. Follow these tips to earn some extra income.
How to buy cello bags

How to buy cello bags

"Cello" stands for cellophane. Cellophane is fashioned out of reformed cellulose, a plant carbohydrate. This makes cello products originally created from natural raw materials. Designed for keeping moisture, oils, bacteria and air out of goods, cellophane's most commonly used form today is the cello bag. Although not patented worldwide, Cellophane is a trademark of Innovia Films Ltd., in the UK. This article will provide all the necessary information about cellophane bags.
About the Department of Trade and Industry

About the Department of Trade and Industry

The Department of Trade and Industry - also referred to as DTI - was a UK government department up until June 2007. It was then replaced by the creation of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Department of Innovation,, Universities and Skills. However, essentially the department has a new title but does much the same work.
What information should I consider before applying for a credit card?

What information should I consider before applying for a credit card?

Credit card companies offer a variety of cards, so it can be difficult to know which one to choose. All major cards have a selling point so you will need to decide whether you are looking for cash rewards, a balance transfer deal or a low APR on new purchases. What you want and what you get will depend upon your credit profile.
What does the Department for Work and Pensions do?

What does the Department for Work and Pensions do?

The Department for Work and Pensions in the UK is the one mandated with pension policies, social welfare and alleviation of child poverty. It is the largest public service department of the UK government and it serves close to twenty million people. It helps the government on how to spend tax payers' money and also how to organise the public sector.
Personalised products: The facts

Personalised products: The facts

Personalised products are simply products that are personalised according to the consumers’ preference and liking. Tailor-made items create a huge profit for any product-manufacturing business. Customisation gives uniqueness to otherwise standard products that are manufactured in thousands, and are likely to be bought by thousand other consumers, negating the aspect of individuality. Personalisation makes buyers a part of the company. Read on to learn more on personalised products.
How to retire early

How to retire early

Almost everybody would like to know the secret of how to retire early, but the age at which you finally give up work and become your own boss is dependent on several factors such as the amount of money which you have already saved, and whether you have enough money to sustain you through the rest of your life. This issue is not as straightforward as it seems, as the average person is living much longer and the cost of living continues to rise.
A guide to choosing a private pension plan

A guide to choosing a private pension plan

The private pension plan that you decide on is crucial for several reasons, but importantly, it has to be one that is suited to your specific needs. For instance, there is no point in paying a large amount of money into a plan, if you cannot afford the daily living expenses. In addition, the level of risk in a plan needs to be carefully assessed, before you invest your hard-earned money. Read on.
How to get deals on Subway subs

How to get deals on Subway subs

Getting a discount or cheap deal on a Subway sub is easily achieved in the UK. Many Subway stores give away booklets full of vouchers that you can use to make savings on subs as well as drinks and confectionery goods. Furthermore, Subway in the UK operates the subcard loyalty points scheme, where consumers can collect points when purchasing goods in Subway.
A guide to using free loan calculators

A guide to using free loan calculators

After entering the determinants, a loan rates calculator enables the user to work out the cost of borrowing. You may feel that the loans APR is the most important factor, but few people appreciate the significance of the term. Entering a few simple variations will enable you to calculate the optimal amount you should borrow and over how long.
What are the best buy corporate deals?

What are the best buy corporate deals?

Do you feel that looking for a special bargain can be a nightmare? Where do you go and where do you look? This article will provide a brief guide on how to buy the best buy corporate deals.
The five favourite customer service quotes

The five favourite customer service quotes

Excellent customer service is important as it helps in attracting and maintaining customers. It plays a huge role in building goodwill and long-term relationships with clients. Needless to say, there are a lot of quotes used to spark and promote good customer service among employees.
Introduction to Consumer Reports magazine

Introduction to Consumer Reports magazine

We have all purchased a product, believing that it's top of the line, only to be let down, once it breaks or stops working. Consumer Reports magazine provides expert ratings, and buying advice for the newest products on the market. The company's product ratings help to eliminate these disappointing scenarios from happening.
How to get the best spot price gold quotes

How to get the best spot price gold quotes

Investment in gold is one of the most lucrative options in times, such as the one we live in. The value of the magic metal has increased in leaps and bounds over the years. In case, you are planning to make some quick money by selling some gold, it is essential to get an idea about the best spot gold quotes. Read on for a short guide into how to get the best rates.
What is the moneysaving supermarket

What is the moneysaving supermarket

If you are looking for Internet savings, you cannot go wrong with Moneysupermarket.com, be it loans, credit cards, mortgages, home or car insurance, etc. The reason you get high savings here is because you can compare every product before you buy. Get the quick rundown on how you can get the best online savings from this site, here.