Save money and still enjoy the British GP
The world of Formula 1 is widely seen as being a glamorous ride for all involved, and if you want to attend a Grand Prix race as a spectator, it doesn’t always come cheap.
There’s the race ticket, plus merchandise, event-priced food and drink, getting there, staying there, not to mention, if you really fancy splashing serious cash, getting paddock (ie: pit lane access) passes.
Game, set and match to you, if you look after your finances
Tired of the football yet? Wimbledon is here now, and for many, a visit to this and other grass-kissed sporting events are the essence of the English summer. The idea can seem dauntingly expensive but a little careful planning can bring it into your grasp.
If you want Centre Court tickets at Wimbledon, they’re cheapest at the start of the tournament. A ground ticket however is less than half the price and, during the first week, means you can see many of the big names on courts three and below for £20 or less. If you enter the gates after 5pm (which you’d probably have to even if you join the queue by midday), when many of the most nail-biting games are played, it’s cheaper still.
Keeping a close eye on our personal credit information is important
The recent warnings from the National Crime Agency about the possibility of imminent threats from malware have really brought home the importance of staying protected online.
Experian research found a 37% increase in confirmed fraud cases identified by the Experian Victims of Fraud service in 2013 since the year before*. Of 20,000 suspected fraud cases investigated, 12,740 cases were confirmed to be fraudulent, with big increases in account takeover fraud (up 123% from 110 to 246 cases a month), loan fraud and mobile/communications account-related fraud.
Let’s hope they keep their eyes on the ball better!
We often speak about the importance of being careful where and with whom you share certain personal information and data, so that you don’t run the risk of it falling into the hands of unsavoury types who might then use it for fraudulent purposes.
You wouldn’t expect to see your passport number floating around on social media – which is what last week befell members of the England football squad shortly about to embark on their campaign in Brazil.