Each month, the Annals of Improbable Research selects a report worthy of closer scrutiny. The Diary is pleased to bring you this month's choice: Does Money Matter? Older People's Views of their Monetary Resources by Glenda Cook, Jan Reed, Sussan Childs and Amanda Hale. The authors explain: "The overriding conclusion was that the value of money for older people rests in what it enables them to do, and in the sense of control over personal circumstances that it gives." The 82-page report is available to purchase from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation at the price of £9.95.