Teen Cash Class: Tonight With Trevor. There is hope.
UPDATE 2 Nov 2007. Now also read the Teen Cash Class Guide, a 40 page PDF all about teaching yourself or your kids about money. I’m just heading back from a hard, but really enjoyable days filming. I’m doing a ‘Teen Cash Class’ for ITV1 Tonight. I’ve spent the day at St. Simon Stock School in Maidstone...
PS2 / Wii / PS3 / Xbox do you buy £20-£40 console games? A simple strategy to cut the cost.
The computer games industry is now bigger than the cinema. Whether you’ve got a Playstation, Wii or X-box, buy a game and it will easily set you back £20 – £40. If you consider the thousands of hours that go into creating a top game, and the hundreds of hours that you play it for – then...
Cheapest Travel Money: I got so fed up of explaining it, I built a tool.
Well it’s not quite “I liked it so much, I bought the company” but in my own small way I’m very happy with the new Cheap Travel Money tool we’ve launched today. The problem with travel money has always been that there are a myriad of charges which confuse the actual rate. Many people think “commission free”...
Do whatever you like with your dong in Vietnam
I have discovered this week that I have a very poor sense of humour. For the new Travel Money Maximiser, in the press release about it, the site article and this week’s email (which I’m going through as we speak), I have included the sentence: “So whether you want to eat out in colons in Costa Rica,...
First a call from number 10…. then the site’s cited as a model of citizenship
A couple of weeks ago an e-mail came through from the Cabinet office at Number 10, asking if they could talk to me. Intrigued, as you would be, I said yes. Once on the phone it turned out there was an independent review of the “The Power of Information” being carried out, primarily looking at improving e-democracy...
A 36 hour jaunt in Malaga and all I got was a sweaty shirt
I’m 34,000 feet up, zipping back from Malaga, or actually Fuengirola, and I’m shattered. I was there filming for a GM-TV Holiday MoneySaving special which I’m doing for a week, in a fortnight. Having arrived after lunch yesterday, we had to make a five different films in a very short space of time, leaving me, the producer...
Teaching BA an expensive lesson! Consumers shouldn’t be treated this way.
I’m sitting on the floor of the luggage lounge at Heathrow at 11.45pm, having just caused a casual revolt. Having landed late over an hour ago, no-one’s luggage for my plane, or any other BA plane has arrived. Half an hour ago we were told something to the tune of “sorry, as the plane landed late there’s...
Feeling like a big geek compared to Bon Jovi
There are certain moments in your life when you realise your own true nature. I did LK today this morning and the big star of the show was Jon Bon Jovi. He played, and then was interviewed with his sun glasses on; the epitome of cool. He was chilled, reflective and within his comfort zone. Then there...
Compare pizzas and save cash. A simple tip to ‘slice’ down your costs
I arrived home on Friday evening to see a flurry of pizza delivery leaflets on the mat. As is common of their type, all included deals like “buy one medium pizza, get the second half price” or “special sale on giant pizzas”. As my mind’s always worked mathematically I couldn’t help working out which the best value...
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I’ve started doing a regular half-hour slot on Radio 1 as part of Jo Whiley’s show. It’s a fab new venture as it’s a whole new generation and audience to get the MoneySaving message across to. Yet the difference in the set-up between that and my regular Radio 2 hour on Vine is the studio arrangements. Jeremy...
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