There’s a discussion on that subject in the forums – talking about ‘what if an admin fee were charged?’. To be honest I have no clue how much the site is worth. This is my baby, and it runs fine. However as some of the conclusions and stats in there aren’t right I thought I’d knock out...
The Pet Insurance Article brought back some memories. As a teenager I and a bunch of friends from school, were into ‘exotic animals’. For Richard this was a serious subject, and he went on to study Zoology, before becoming an intellectual property lawyer. For me I think I rather liked the kudos of having strange pets, and...
About three years ago I fronted a programme for BBC Education called Webwise For Business. It was a series teaching small businesses how to use the web. It was one of those ‘gob on a stick’ jobs that you sometimes do on TV (the type thankfully I dont have to do any longer) Perhaps thats a little...
My publisher just sent over a copy of the updated Money Diet. It’s bright green and got my pic on the front cover. I must say it feels rather strange to see it. After all that work to have it in my grubby little mits is a bit strange. It’s quite a bit bigger than the old...
It’s 10.30pm on the train back from Welwyn having got to do a Rolf Harris impression on the telly. Sadly I didn’t use the beard and glasses, though I suspect I’d have been almost unmistakable for him if I had (ut hmm). Cross your fingers Debbie, the series producer, leaves it in! Now on to the day....
My inbox’s been jammed with e-mails about TV ads for a “Moneyexpert.com” website. Many have said “how can they do that?”. Sadly, I’ve checked and the site has been registered for a long time, since before I started this one. Though it wasn’t up and running when I started this site, it has been going for quite...
Sadly TV MoneySavingExperts aren’t in high demand for the celeb party circuit, yet last night my agent invited me to the launch of the new jewellery collection for Cartier at the Orangery at Kensington Palace. Not that I’m into jewellery, especially such costly fare, but these things are always interesting to go to…. and the Bellinis and...
I feel like standing up and saying “My name’s Martin Lewis and I’m an X-factor-aholic”. I have to say I find the whole thing ridiculously gripping. It’s great water-cooler TV. This week I thought the sad teaming up of Louis and Sharon totally ridiculous. The poor 4tune got knocked out (and I mean poor both with sympathy...
Actually no, not if it’s £2 a day for 3 years. That’s over £2000. Yet this is the type of figure Homebuy, a doorstep lender which secures borrowing based on a coin-operated TV, charges. There was a story on it on Watchdog tonight. I was meant to be going in to do an interview after the programme,...
An interesting day. I’m sitting in the back of the cab from Woking, rather happy it was just 10 1/2 hours of filming, rather than the usual 13 or 14 (thank you Gregor and Charlotte the production team for fab planning). Now I’m going to let you into a wee secret. The premise of Make Me Rich...
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26 September 2023
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.