This week’s mid-week money sections saw insurance stories shoot up from 0% of Money stories last week to 17% this week. At MRM we aren’t sure why protection is suddenly so important, but we did enjoy the Mail’s (@DMAILmoney) tenuous link to the royal engagement. Lauren Thompson’s piece advises couples to take out a policy that will pay if the wedding is cancelled – let’s hope this isn’t the case for Wills, ahem. On a different note, Harvey Jones in the Express (@dailyexpressuk) suggests that those who are worried about losing their jobs should take out insurance to protect themselves against redundancy and the Telegraph also follows the insurance theme. Rosie Murray-West recommends us to protect our music and video downloads, as lost files are not only a nightmare (as MRM’s Katy can verify) but often aren’t covered by home insurance.
Savings continued to be a popular topic too. This week they accounted for a whopping 33% of the mid-week stories. Whether it be questioning the security of Irish savings in the Telegraph, or how to get the most out of your savings in a bid to beat ever-rising inflation (the Express), it seems that the general advice is to keep an eye on your savings account. The Mail suggests continually switching to better deals and making sure that you don’t get ‘locked in’ to a poor interest deal. It’s not just your savings that you should watch either – a horrifying article by James Coney (@jimconey)warns that some banks will charge 46, 450, 869% on unauthorized borrowing on your account this Christmas. Ouch!
In a shock turn of events, investment stories fell this week from 21% to 0% – no doubt the weekend money sections will provide for all your investment needs though.
The other scores on the board this week were:
Credit cards 11%