While reading the story of Niall Ferguson’s marriage break-up this leapt out at me.
As a student at Magdalen College, Oxford, he was once so penniless he bought a wedding ring on his credit card and sold it to a pawn shop to raise some cash.
While not encouraging this sort of thing, that is very smart and gets around the punitive rates that banks charge on cash advances.
The other quote that should be emphasised relates the Ferguson’s mistress Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
In all the years I have known Ayaan, she’s never had a boyfriend. She’s gorgeous, but with a fatwa, it’s tricky to find guys.
Yes. One would think so.
Update: Jason is onto this already.