Tag Archives: money

Money and misery

While money can’t buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.


Money and principles

When a fellow says, “It ain’t the money but the principle of the thing,” it’s the money.

Kim Hubbard

Crematorium heated pool? No thanks!

Michael Trei at dvice.com (http://dvice.com/archives/author/michael_trei) reports that the city of Redditch in UK will use crematorium exhaust to heat up nearby town pool (full article at http://dvice.com/archives/2011/01/crematorium-hea.php).

What makes a difference between human beings and animals (not all kinds of) is the cult of deads.

I cannot understand how people can imagine to use the heat of a crematorium as a source of hot water.

I am and always will be a fan of capitalissm and free economy, but I think that some principles and behaviours should be respected and some borders not crossed.

Where are we going to go if we loose also the basics in favour of money?

This post as a comment also at http://dvice.com/archives/2011/01/crematorium-hea.php

Money talks

Money talks… but all mine keeps saying is “goodbye”


Interpreting budget

A budget is just a method of worrying before you spend money, as well as afterward.

Anonymous planner

Money and evil

Money is the root of all evil, and everyone needs roots.


The commerce in civilized nations

Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.

Thomas Jefferson

Money roots

Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots.


Apple censorship: write or wrong?

Jesus Diaz at Gizmodo reports that Apple seems to have censored the two best sellers of her bookstore. The problem? That they were short stories of erotic content written by Carl East (full article at http://gizmodo.com/5598114/is-apple-censoring-their-book-store-bestseller-list).

While I think that Steve Jobs and Apple have the right to rule inside their market place and platforms as they best like (at the end, rules are known before entering the game,…) until they don’t limit agreed rights, on the other side I have two points:

a) for how many time this chensorhip will be applicable, considering the breaches in apps and books selection that exists (because in my opinion, some very light xxx applications and books are admitted since they don’t become so much visible) and money they bring to App store

b) why is so difficult to have a differentiated offering for those willing to access xxx applications (couldn’t be ethical for someone, but brings a lot of bucks…. 🙂 )

This post as a comment also at http://gizmodo.com/5598114/is-apple-censoring-their-book-store-bestseller-list

Some credit score definitions

I came through a Liz Pulliam Weston article at Microsoft money central that is very clear and defines different kind of scores used by credit lenders (full article was supposed to be at http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Banking/YourCreditRating/8SecretCreditScores.htm, but unfortunately I’m not able to check it at the moment 😦 )

Liz reports, in extreme synthesis those scores:

  • Credit risk score: also known as FICO, ranges from 350 to 800 with good credit over 700
  • Response score: measures client responsiveness to a credit offer, tipically used from up and cross selling
  • Application score: summarizes the datas not included in credit risk score
  • Bankruptcy score: similar in some way to probability of default predicts the chances of missing a payment within the next two years
  • Revenue score: Measures how much you’re profitable for the money lender
  • Attrition-risk score: Measures client risk of abandon (means that stop using the card)
  • Behavior score: an indicator of how well the client is handling all credit accounts
  • Transaction score: an indicator referred to each transaction to determine the approval
  • Collection score: is used by collection agenciesto determine the likehood of being paid

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