Tag: Gold

How much should you spend on an engagement ring?

As Australians vote on marriage equality, and the phrase ‘diamonds are forever’ marks its 60th anniversary, I thought it appropriate  to ask how much you should spend on an engagement ring.

One usual answer is “three months’ salary”. Sometimes you may hear “as much as you can afford”. There are even (extremely depressing) calculators to “help” hopeful fiances to calculate an appropriate figure.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, however, you’ll realise “how much should you spend on an engagement ring?” is of course a trick question.

But it is one that is interesting for us all -of any gender, sex, sexual identity, or marital status – to consider.

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Are you worth your weight in gold?

I’ve just come back from an exhibit at the National Bank of Serbia today, where I lifted some bars (well, pretend ones!) of gold, and other precious metals.

It’s one in a long line of money museums I’ve visited over the past year. Recently, at the Bank of Lithuania money museum, I actually got to weigh myself in gold.

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