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Life from the view of an 8-year-old

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Sometimes kids say the most weird and wonderful things and I honestly really enjoy hearing about the world from their perspective. In my experience, this is the most fun with children around 5 years’ old but I have decided to give it a go with my 8-year-old step daughter. I would just like to emphasise that some of her views (especially the one about the Queen) should not be a reflection on myself of my husband **insert laughing face**. In fact, I am very certain that she has been learning about the Queen at school so I’m going to blame the school.

What is an accountant?
Is it a person who counts money or something? I think they save all the important passwords for people’s bank accounts.

What is a recruiter?
Wait, is that your job? I know this one. It’s where a person describes a job and they want a good one and you have to find them it. But they might not be good enough to get the job so, that’s it.

What job do you want and why?
(If you’ve read my teacher articles you will guess that I have tried to persuade her out of this one)
I want to be a teacher so I can shout at kids. Not just for that reason. You can learn with them too. You learn something new everyday remember. I want to make kids happy and give them treats and be organised like you used to.

If I’m not a teacher I want to be a scientist. First of all, they get paid a lot and you can find out about new things and invent new things. AND you can find cures to help things like the virus currently in China. I hope that doesn’t come here, don’t you?

If you were an employer, what would you want someone to be like at an interview?
Well, I wouldn’t want them to be quiet, they need to be like BOOM (she waved her arms in a big circle at this point – if you know what this means, maybe try it at your next job interview?) and they can’t be not focused. If they just talk about cake and unicorn and knitting patterns, we aren’t going to get anywhere are we? Oh and, they need to obviously know about the job because if they’re clueless they won’t work out for me.

What do you think the highest paid jobs are?
A footballer definitely. And, scientists, royals and lawyers. And, those people who say YOU ARE GUILTY (bangs her hand on her knee a number of times).

Which jobs don’t get paid enough?
I think Doctors and Vets. They save lives.
I asked her here how much she thinks they should be paid per year and gave her a little bit of perspective on some different salaries (including a footballer salary which she was extremely unhappy about).
I think they should be paid £100,000 per year because people think it’s easy but it’s really hard. They’re friendly and they save lives. They don’t just sit on their bums all day!

She then went on to say; whoever is in charge of money in this country is guilty. (Maybe she’ll be a judge?)

What do you think about the Government?
Who’s the government? Donald Trump? Explanation given here….
Oh ok Boris, I don’t like him. He just talks about Brexit and he’s not doing anything. He says I’ll do it and then does nothing and I’m like, just MOVE FORWARD.

What do you think about the Royal Family?
I think the Queen is savage, she sits on her throne all day! I don’t think Meghan should be treated like she does. Did you know that Kate ate an avocado when she was pregnant and when people saw Meghan eat an avocado, she got told off for it?!

I let Isabella choose her own question for me to ask her here:

What are your favourite Harry Potter quotes?
1. You’re a wizard Harry
2. It’s not Leveosahhhh its Leveosa
3. I’m going to bed before one of you two get us killed, or worse, expelled

What do your kids think? Email us on contact@fellowsfinance.com

Life from the view of an 8-year-old

bigstock Cheerful Child Posing While Si 308991262

Sometimes kids say the most weird and wonderful things and I honestly really enjoy hearing about the world from their perspective. In my experience, this is the most fun with children around 5 years’ old but I have decided to give it a go with my 8-year-old step daughter. I would just like to emphasise that some of her views (especially the one about the Queen) should not be a reflection on myself of my husband **insert laughing face**. In fact, I am very certain that she has been learning about the Queen at school so I’m going to blame them.

What is an accountant?
Is it a person who counts money or something? I think they save all the important passwords for people’s bank accounts.

What is a recruiter?
Wait, is that your job? I know this one. It’s where a person describes a job and they want a good one and you have to find them it. But they might not be good enough to get the job so, that’s it.

What job do you want and why?
(If you’ve read my teacher articles you will guess that I have tried to persuade her out of this one)
I want to be a teacher so I can shout at kids. Not just for that reason. You can learn with them too. You learn something new everyday remember. I want to make kids happy and give them treats and be organised like you used to.

If I’m not a teacher I want to be a scientist. First of all, they get paid a lot and you can find out about new things and invent new things. AND you can find cures to help things like the virus currently in China. I hope that doesn’t come here, don’t you?

If you were an employer, what would you want someone to be like at an interview?
Well, I wouldn’t want them to be quiet, they need to be like BOOM (she waved her arms in a big circle at this point – if you know what this means, maybe try it at your next job interview?) and they can’t be not focused. If they just talk about cake and unicorns and knitting patterns, we aren’t going to get anywhere are we? Oh and, they need to obviously know about the job because if they’re clueless they won’t work out for me.

What do you think the highest paid jobs are?
A footballer definitely. And, scientists, royals and lawyers. And, those people who say YOU ARE GUILTY (bangs her hand on her knee a number of times).

Which jobs don’t get paid enough?
I think Doctors and Vets. They save lives.
I asked her here how much she thinks they should be paid per year and gave her a little bit of perspective on some different salaries (including a footballer salary which she was extremely unhappy about).
I think they should be paid £100,000 per year because people think it’s easy but it’s really hard. They’re friendly and they save lives. They don’t just sit on their bums all day!

She then went on to say; whoever is in charge of money in this country is guilty. (Maybe she’ll be a judge?)

What do you think about the Government?
Who’s the government? Donald Trump? Explanation given here….
Oh ok Boris, I don’t like him. He just talks about Brexit and he’s not doing anything. He says I’ll do it and then does nothing and I’m like, just MOVE FORWARD.

What do you think about the Royal Family?
I think the Queen is savage, she sits on her throne all day! I don’t think Meghan should be treated like she does. Did you know that Kate ate an avocado when she was pregnant and when people saw Meghan eat an avocado, she got told off for it!

I let Isabella choose her own question for me to ask her next, of course it was about her new favourite book:

What are your favourite Harry Potter quotes?
1. You’re a wizard Harry
2. It’s not Leveosahhhh its Leveosa
3. I’m going to bed before one of you two get us killed, or worse, expelled

What do your kids think? Email us: contact@fellowsfinance.com

Top Finance News stories of 2019

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2020 has arrived and it’s time to take a look back at the top financial stories of 2019. We’re pretty certain you will have heard of them!

Patisserie Valerie Scandal:

This year saw Patisserie Valerie collapse into administration putting more than 3,000 jobs at risk, after failing to secure a financial lifeline from its banks. The company announced that it had discovered accounting irregularities in October, much to its investors’ dismay. The company’s Finance Director; Chris Marsh was arrested by Hertfordshire police in October, he resigned that month. Patisserie Valerie said that the misstatement of its accounts involved ‘very significant manipulation of the balance sheet and profit-and-loss account’ and ‘thousands of false entries’ in its ledgers. The Serious Fraud Office opened a criminal investigation and the Financial Reporting Council investigated Marsh and accountancy firm Grant Thornton for its role as auditor to Patisserie Valerie. The company insist there is a future for the business but do not go into detail about the challenge ahead. 

Retail empire Arcadia saved from closure:

Sir Philip Green’s retail company Arcadia Group announced they were closing 48 stores under their restructuring plans in June last year. Creditors and landlords struck a very last-minute deal with the Arcadia group to close stores and reduce rents at shops across the empire in a bid to prevent it from falling into administration. The proposals were part of a rescue plan known as CVA, which is a way for companies to avoid administration by persuading creditors and landlords to cut the bills. This will see at least 1,000 people lose their jobs but has saved the company for now.

Thomas Cook declared bankrupt:

In 2019, after 178 years of business, travel firm Thomas Cook announced its collapse as it was unable to secure a 200 million lifeline from its bankers. The overnight news left around 150,000 holiday-goers stranded abroad, many wedding packages cancelled and around 22,000 people without jobs. Tim Jeans; a former managing director at the firm, who left long before its collapse, described the company as ‘an analogue business model in a digital world’. The firm had very little tangible assets such as planes and hotels so when customers left for online competitors to book their own flights and hotels, the value of the firm plummeted. It was goodbye to Thomas Cook!

Brexit:

How can we write an article without mentioning Brexit, it’s been the most talked about headline of 2019! As we all know, we finally have a date to leave the EU but are still not certain what this really means for everyone involved. Grant Thornton claim that a Brexit could reduce overall banking stability as any crisis may be met with divergent responses from UK and EU regulators. They say that whatever the outcome, it is likely that there will need to be an on-going need to comply with new EU regulation in order to continue to conduct business across the EU. KPMG’s Head of Brexit; James Stewart says that ‘instability in our politics and uncertainty for business is the new normal. It will be up to companies to fill the void and lead the debate on how we create a new, sustainable path to growth in this country’. Deloitte claimed that the insurance sector could be one of the most impacted due to the level of regulation and interconnection between the UK and EU financial systems. They have developed a series of quick-read industry insights to summarise the implications to each sector which you can read here: https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/global-markets/articles/deloitte-brexit-industry-insights.html

 

Do you know of any other big finance stories from 2019? Let us know! contact@fellowsfinance.com 

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