Cycling to MoneySaving towers today, I got a call from ITV news. ‘Can you come on the lunchtime news and talk about store cards’. I said yes, then realised I’ve got two days of stubble on m’chin. I normally only shave when I’m filming as otherwise with heavy stubble and sensitive skin (bless eh!) I get horrid...
A worrying fetish seems to have started in MoneySaving Towers, every day a new email appears about ‘the hoff’ – hassle this, hassle that. Photos, songs, video clips. The man is a pest. When did he become such a cult (yes I did spell that right). There’s even talk (amongst the techies naturally) of calling our new...
Forgive the language. But the stupidity is huge. I’ve just returned from the lunchtime news. This afternoon due to a faulty handset, I’m expecting a new handset; the delivery time of 1 till 5. How are you expected to be in one place for the whole time? They came to MoneySaving towers, at 1.05, I returned at...
I’m in the car on the way back from filming the latest Make Me Rich (don’t worry I’m not driving. I’ve been picked up and am in the back working on my laptop – just hope it doesn’t make me feel sick!). What a great day – this is what I really love. A beautiful family, careful...
Just watched Channel 5 news, where the lady from Energywatch urged people to switch supplier. Normally I’d approve, but actually we’re about to see a raft of companies change. The playing field isn’t level, it’s a bad time to do it. I was meant to be interviewed after the package. In fact I was in the car...
What an interesting day today. Went to film a Make Me Rich at the house of a woman who has 4 horses, 11 sheep, 3 dogs and 18 cats. No this isn’t a farm, these are all animals who have been mistreated and she takes them in. Not only that but many of the animals, including the...
For those on the chat forum who keep starting these, ‘do you know who Martin looks like?’ threads – I would like to state here and now I look like me. I DO NOT resemble Evan Davies (BBC Econ Editor), Phil Spencer (Location, Location, Location), Jude Law (OK no one actually said it, but thought I’d throw...
I’ve just got off the phone with a press officer for a bank. For the sake of his career I’ll let him remain anonymous. On the phone he admitted to me that he has substantial credit card debts… “But you used to be a credit card PR, you know all about how it works” “Er… yes” says...
I thought the following e-mail debate was interesting. I received this e-mail from the MD of Viking Direct, Richard Carvell. Many times people from this site have gone to get freebie intro offers from Viking and its been in the tip. HIS EMAIL (I have his permission to publish it) Dear Mr Lewis, I thought I should...
Been in Runcorn for two days and just got back to London. I was filming with a family who’ve just had triplets. Quite a story. She found out she was pregnant at 8 weeks and was told she’d immediately have to stop work. Now there’s not much more of a bigger strain on the finances than going...
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11 September 2023Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
4 September 2023The 2023 academic year is about to start, and it'll see the biggest shake-up to student finance in England for a decade. The changes are both subtle and massive. On the surface they look like a tweak, in practice they will increase the eventual cost of going to university by over 50% for many typical graduates.