opinion Ruben Navarrette Jr. Opinion columnist Published 4:00 AM EDT Sep 20, 2018 Time to set some boundaries. Public figures are not public property. And while they live their lives in the public eye, there are still things that are none of the public’s business. Every human being deserves some degree of privacy, and there is nothing more private than family. This includes the relationship between spouses. Most of what goes on between a husband and a wife is their business, and no one else’s. Remember what defenders of President Bill Clinton said in the late 1990s after he acknowledged an improper “relationship” with a former White House intern? The Democrats' talking point was: “If Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a problem with it, why should voters?” But that was before the #MeToo movement, which doesn’t know when to quit. Sean Penn would probably agree with that last part. During a … [Read more...] about Slow #MeToo down: Julie Chen Moonves isn’t accountable for her husband
Spectator Money 21 August 2018 3:47 PM 21 August 2018 3:47 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Although the interest rates are rarely as good, sometimes you want a savings account that allows you to access your money whenever you like. Here are this week’s Best Buys, of easy access savings accounts – from data supplied by moneyfacts.co.uk. See also Best BuysMoneyBlog Most Popular ReadRecentRead Is it a crime to say ‘women don’t have penises’? James Kirkup The failure of HMP Birmingham isn’t about privatisation. It’s worse than that. Isabel Hardman Theresa May’s exit strategy Katy Balls Greece’s economic misery is far from over Matthew Lynn Jeremy Corbyn is either deeply sinister – or a total idiot Rod Liddle The bluffocracy: how Britain ended up being run … [Read more...] about Best Buy: Easy access savings accounts
US President Donald Trump say it is "very dangerous" for social media companies like Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc to silence voices on their services. Trump's comments in an interview with Reuters come as the social media industry faces mounting scrutiny from Congress to police foreign propaganda. Trump has made his Twitter account - with more than 53 million followers - an integral and controversial part of his presidency, using it to promote his agenda, announce policy and attack critics. Trump previously criticised the social media industry on August 18, claiming without evidence in a series of tweets that unnamed companies were “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.” In the same post, Trump said “too many voices are being destroyed, some good & some bad.” Those tweets followed actions taken by Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc's YouTube and Facebook to remove some content posted by Infowars, a website run by conspiracy theorist Alex … [Read more...] about Trump: social media ban on accounts dangerous
It's not easy to make your money pay. Interest rates are currently rock bottom and many of the best payers involve sacrifices that are enough to make anyone think twice. Gone are the days where accounts paid generous rates of more than 5% - right now, cash ISAs alone are averaging at 0.74%, according to Savings Champion - that's £7.40 for every £1,000 you save. Thankfully, when it comes to savings, there are options, and many of them. There's investments, easy access, fixed rates, ISAs and that's before you factor in specialist accounts for buying a house, retiring or building a nest egg for a young child. How to choose a savings account Different accounts cater for different needs, and high interest in the current climate is likely to come with a catch, so here are some handy tips and questions to bear in mind to get started. 1. What exactly are you saving for? This is crucial. While in theory, they’re all savings accounts , some are designed to help you reach a … [Read more...] about August’s top savings accounts to make your money work as hard as possible
Wouldn't it be great to discover your children have £1,000 sitting in a bank account you never even knew existed? It could be possible, thanks to a previous Government. The last Labour Government introduced the Child Trust Fund account, where parents were given £250 to save for their child, and a further £250 on their seventh birthday. Children from low-income families received double payments - so there could be £1,000 sitting pretty in a bank account somewhere. The scheme ran for children who were born between 2002 and 2010, and even if you did not open a bank account, the Government will have done it on your behalf. Parents can now move the money into a junior ISA, which could offer better interest rates. How do I recover my kid's Child Trust Fund? First, check your child has one. They must have been born between September 1, 2002, and January 2, 2011, and you must have been eligible for child benefit. Then, go here and search. You will need your Government … [Read more...] about Does your child have a forgotten £1,000 in a bank account?