This isn’t my first mention of Ian, the head of public relations for Barclaycard, here. Then again that’s because he’s a savvy operator who’s learned that PR is more than about ‘what’s written in the papers’. This blog is prompted by his response to a post in the forum, by a woman, who’s suffering from a brain...
If you watched Dancing on Ice on ITV1 on Saturday night, you may’ve seen Kay Burley as one of the celebrity contestants. For any of you that don’t know her, she’s a presenter on Sky News. Yet more importantly she’s a MoneySaver, and has told me in the past the site is her home page. Go Kay!...
Wow. What an incredible last week it has been due to the Council Tax Cashback system. The site has seen more traffic than ever before, more people have added themselves to the weekly email distribution list than ever before (in the last week 35,000 people started receiving the email, the site’s had over a million unique users,...
Following my earlier blog on the scary fight for equipment at Body Pump, I’ve now managed the class twice. Justin (my friend) and I have been, standing at the back, lifting and hoisting the weights to the beat. Two days after the first lesson, I must admit I did struggle to walk for a while, and even...
Ouch, watching Big Brother is too painful. Not just the sniping backstabbing, but I’m watching the division of a shopping list. £45 for nine people, and instead of getting economies of scale by bulk buying bigger packs, they are now trying to divide it into £5 each. I find such ignorance painful to watch. It takes me...
I’ve been going to the gym for over a year, now at least twice a week when I can (ps do read the £400 Gym loophole and Gym Cost Cutting articles) and one of my resolutions is to try going to classes. Thus I arranged to go with my mate Justin last night and try out a...
It’s 7.45pm Friday night, in 15 mins my Tonight with Trevor ‘Loanbuster’ programme is on. This is always a nervous time, especially when, like today I haven’t actually seen it. As it was being produced from the Manchester Tonight office, I wasn’t able to watch the programme before recording the voice, I just had to read the...
We’re in the process of filming a Tonight with Trevor for 26 January on Council Tax; specifically following the Council Tax Cashback: How to save thousands article. It’s a massive issue; I suspect the number of people this impacts is in the high 100,000s or possibly even over 1,000,000. Yet we’re having a funny little problem with...
A friend e-mailed me my entry on IMDB, the movies database. I’m a bit shocked to discover I’ve an entry there, it’s supposed to list all your ‘performances’ and for me has the most bizarre list of things – I’ve no idea why some things are included and others aren’t. Yet considerably more strange than most is...
It’s Friday night at 8.10pm, I’ve been filming all day and just made a very embarassing mistake. I was sitting here catching up on the days emails when my mobile rang; the MSG is at a screening, and as it was due to finish I was expecting a call. So when the phone rang, I naturally assumed...
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12 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.