After MoneySaving, crisps are a serious contender in my priorities list. Regulars will remember the favourite crisp flavours poll (which disgracefully saw MoneySavers favouring cheese and onion over the glory that is salt and vinegar) and my recent blog about trying to save tangy twiglets. Well fellow crisp lovers; I have some exciting news for you. On...
Just a little personal note. Over the Christmas period, I surprised the MSG by proposing via a Scrabble set on the top of Table Mountain at sunset (setting up the letters took a lot of pre-planning). And I’m more than delighted to say, she said yes and has become the MSF. Comment and Discuss P.S. Here’s the...
Have you seen the bright blue full page adverts in the press for Barclays products? They make me growl; I’m quite staggered that it has the chutzpah to do it. Today’s advert: “A GREAT HOME FOR YOUR SAVINGS Day to day savings account 4.26% AER” Can you believe it is advertising and boasting about a rate of...
I love X-factor & never miss an episode. The MSG & I watched every second on both ITV1 and ITV2 on Saturday night and stayed in to watch the final with great excitement. The moment was deadened for us, with a travesty of a result which saw the back story beat the brilliance. My admiration for Rhydian’s...
We were just having a discussion in MoneySaving Towers…. My wonderful grandmother has never used the internet and very much struggles to understand ‘what I do’? So how do you succinctly and easily describe the internet to someone who has never used a computer? Suggestions welcome, we struggled. Comment and Discuss
At this time of year, my tongue turns to the tantalising temptation of tangy twiglets; yet having searched the supermarket there are none-to-be found. So honing the internet I do a search and find the line has been discontinued. What nonsense! Tangy twiglets are the only kind worth having. These wonderful Worcestershire source snack sensations were superb....
When people I’ve not met before hear I’m on the TV, they often ask ‘are you famous then?’. I’ve still never managed to work out the appropriate answer so just tend to say “only to the people who know who I am”. Having become someone who is ‘known’ but not, thankfully, hit celeb status, I was thinking...
I’ve always been a fan of Harry Hill. And having seen him many times, I was very proud at the time I was briefly dabbling with stand-up after uni that he even thought up a line to introduce me with, “Martin Lewis… parents great fans of The Professionals”. Yesterday I had to film a bit of ‘green...
Yay! It’s all been rather speedy, but starting on Wed 9 January, I’ve got a new prime time series every Wednesday night at 7.30pm for 10 weeks on Five TV. It’s called “It Pays To Watch”; and in many ways it’s the format I’ve always wanted to do. The aim’s simple; a magazine show to save people...
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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.