Amanda John

About Amanda John

Amanda John is a former accountant, trained by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She has several years of experience running large operational financial teams in the private sector.

Amanda studied English & French Literature and Sociology at college before beginning her financial training. Amanda has over four years experience in compiling factual articles for various online and print magazines, with a particular interest in economics and sociological issues, and the links between the two . Amanda also writes fiction and has won awards for short fiction and poetry, and has recently published her first novel. Visit Amanda's website!

The Grammys 2013: The Financial Winners

The Grammys 2013: Just how much money do artists and producers make from the Awards? Image credit: William Golden

Who are the financial winners at the yearly Grammy awards on CBS? The network, the artists, and the music industry all make financial gains after the program.

Tracfone Controversy in “Obama Phone” Smartphone Contract

Internet access coming to an Obama Phone near you? Image by Pete Souza

Internet access on a ‘Obama phone’ near you: Smartphones are being added to the low-income cell phone access program, under the Obama administration.

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Postal Service Set to Stop Saturday Deliveries: Financial Impact

Saturday postal deliveries will end in August. What are the financial implications for the Postal Service and its employees? Image credit: Billy Alexander.

USPS is trying to save money by reducing services. How will stopping Saturday delivery affect the U.S. Post Office, its customers, and its employees?

Valentine’s Day Spending 2013: Shopping Trends

How do Valentine's Sales impact the economy? Image by Kay82

How will Valentine’s Day spending and shopping trends impact the economy in 2013, and vice versa – will the economic downturn reduce spending on gifts this year?

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Super Bowl 2013: Commercials, Consumption, and Sick Leave

Super Bowl ads are very costly - how else does the Big Game effect the economy? Image by  RMTip21

How much do Super Bowl commercials cost, and what are the other financial effects of the game? As with any game, there are winners and losers.