Mental Health and Debt: True Bravery

This morning I went to help launch the mental health charity Mind’s Mindweek which this year is tackling the problem of debt. It’s a subject I’m passionate about; mental health affects one in four people in the UK, and a quarter of them have severe debt problems, compared to 1 in 11 of the population in general....

Why BOGOFs stop me buying tangerines…

For the second time recently I’ve not bought tangerines because they were a BOGOF offer. This may seem strange; after all, BOGOF means two for the price of one, so as a Money Saving Expert I should go for that…

Some mortgage brokers don’t know who their friends are…

Recently I’ve had a couple of nasty emails from mortgage brokers. Now I’m used to insulting comments from some businesses, mainly because showing people how to save money means that businesses lose out, often due to haggling. Yet with mortgage brokers I tend to be in favour, and have strongly recommended them for many years. I have...

Rude words in my new Scrabble dictionary

I’m excited. Our new Scrabble dictionary arrived today. As regulars will know, the MSF and I play a lot of Scrabble (see my previous blogs ‘I scored 596 at Scrabble, so why does it depress me?’, ‘SUPER SCRABBLE! WOW!’ and ‘I admit it. I’m addicted. It’s a US website and it’s not healthy!’). We have the family...