Poll Started 30 Dec 2009: Christmas v New Year's day The year’s two biggest bank holiday festivities are less than a week apart... but which do you prefer? Are you Team Christmas or Team New Year?
You’re walking down an empty street, and you see a coin on the floor a few yards away, slightly out of your path. How much would it have to be for you to step across and pocket it?
If you were given a magic wand to make one of the following 50 companies simply not exist – for the betterment of the UK - which would you pick (in other words, ignore the job loss impact)? The selection includes big name media companies, banks, airlines, retailers and utility companies. Which company would you make disappear?
Poll Started 07 Dec 2009: Do you pay to download music? Last week, we launched the new www.tunechecker.com legal MP3 download comparison site. Yet of course piracy is common and many people still download music and films for free... Where do you stand on this issue? Which of these is closest to your situation over the last year?
Poll Started 30 November 2009. Can you do percentages in your head? Maths and MoneySaving make a lovely couple – but how good is your money maths? If you went in a shop and saw 30% off £16.99 would you instantly know the answer? Which of these is nearest to your situation?
Poll started 24 Nov 2009: Is it time to stop giving Christmas presents? Christmas has become a retail festival, celebrated by spending and shopping. Is it time to stop the sending of presents to reduce the pressure and obligation on others who can’t afford to spend on you? (For a full discussion see Martin’s Time to Ban Presents? six-point manifesto). Which of these is closest to your view?
Poll Stated 16 November 2009: Should bankers' bonuses be stopped? Legislation’s being mooted to control big bonuses for uber-earners in city investment banks (e.g. not the high street banks – think the likes of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan & UBS). Which of these is closest to your view?
Poll Started 10 Nov 2009: Are you cutting back on Christmas? For many it’s been a tough year; the economy's ropey and there've been job losses galore, but on the other hand some have had their mortgage costs drop to unprecedented levels. How will it affect your Christmas (or other winter festival)?
Poll Started 03 November 2009: Ever been given a different rate to the credit applied for? When you apply for a loan or credit card have you ever experienced being accepted, but being given a higher rate that the one you applied for (or a different card entirely)? There’s currently a parliamentary investigation into this issue; see the flawed credit system MSE News story. In the last three years have you ever been given a higher rate than you applied for?
Poll started 26 October 2009: How many shaves per razor? If you use a disposable razor – roughly how many times do you shave with it before you throw it away and use a new one?