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Like many of you, I thoroughly enjoy reading personal finance posts. Every opportunity I get I start checking my favourite blogs for updates, excited to read their take on things. I don’t get bored of it either. From a half-asleep look through emails first thing in the morning, to checking for updates last thing at night; I am a little bit obsessed.
What Keeps Personal Finance Fresh?
Will this is an interesting question. I am not going to name and shame anyone, but recently a lot of the blogs I have been reading have got extremely dull. As if authors have started writing for the sake of writing – to maintain their Alexa ranking or PR – instead of writing when they have something interesting to say. The blogs that inspire me the most are those that use real-life examples; the authorsput things in context.
The last thing I want when I have worked so hard on this blog, is for readers to become tired of following savvyscot. So today, I have tried to put together an interesting post – I hope you will agree ! Without further delay.. I present to you today’s hot question:
How Much is a Pint of Milk?
I am actually sad enough to know the price of 1 pint, 2 pints and 4 pint cartons, probably to within a few pence. As a staple part of almost everyone’s diet around the world, this is probably one of the best questions to ask someone to determine whether they are in touch with the cost of living and shop frugally. I wonder how many famous/rich people can answer this question correctly?! (In the UK the price of a pint of milk averages around 46p)
Warning: The following answers may make you laugh!
- Gary Barlow (Xfactor judge / Take That Member) – £1.19
- Tulisa (NDubz / Xfactor judge / solo artist) – £1.20
- Louis Walsh (Xfactor judge) – £0.20 (wow Gary and Tulisa could have had 6 pints if they shop with Louis)
- Ricky Gervais – ‘Something like £1000… don’t ask me I fly by private jet’
- Nick Frost / Simon Pegg - ‘About 46p’ – spot on!
- David Cameron - Openly admits he doesn’t know
- George Osbourne – Ditto!
- Jim Paice (UK farming minister) – ‘I don’t know.. My wife buys most of it!
George Bush was forced to admit he had no idea what the cost was during a debate with Bill Clinton back in 1992, where as Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of NYC underestimated the cost by half… which is probably even worse!
Unfortunately this ignorance is not just limited to celebrities. Over 1/3 of men who were questioned by the UK’s Daily Mail admitted they had no idea how much a pint of milk was.
Too Rich To Care?
Surely, if so many people don’t know the cost of a pint of milk, then there must be hundreds of other costs that are just ‘accepted’ in today’s society. You must all be a shopkeepers dream!
Consider a handful of the items in your fridge / cupboard. Do you know the cost of each to the nearest £/$? If not, then you probably need to take more care shopping.
What item do you consider to be the most overpriced? If it is Razorblades then you can enter by giveaway HERE. If it is something else, what is it and why?