It’s an irritating fashion. Internationally famous businesswomen are writing advice books, firstly to publicise themselves as not being a one-trick pony, secondly so that ordinary women can … just get off their arses and DO IT TOO.
I’ve been yawning through these books for months when … suddenly … here comes
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Ben has two young children and is considering a mortgage with a deposit of £160,000.
Ben, gloomily, “It’s a big investment.”
Me, “A baby costs more. The Daily Telegraph says a child costs £227,000 to rear, if it doesn’t go to uni.”
Ben, still gloomy, “Trouble is, you can’t sell the baby.”
MONEY: WOMEN: MATHS
How Julia Broke Big
My friend Julia failed academically at school and didn’t go to university. So how did she become a professor?…
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ENTITLEMENT “Working class” no longer describes a group of people. We all work. The Queen is working class. Union leaders probably work just as hard as Madonna.
So what replacement phrase to use?
Lower-income group and middle-income group. We can all be groupies.
The Rich stay The Rich.
BIKER MENACE Maybe city cyclists need to pass a highway code test, pay for a road license and display their number on the back of their bike – ready for CCTV cameras to record their breath-taking, lawbreaking stupidity, and save NHS bills for themselves and their victims.
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