The MSE Leaders’ Debate ‘Not answering the question’ scorecard
Within the ten questions posed to the five party leaders in the MSE Leaders Debate, I put a few deliberate curve balls to see if the politicians would actually answer… As suspected, they were glossed over and avoided hence why the top of the guide says: We asked them to answer the whole question – if you...
Feeling empathy for Gordon
Let me confess: I have a stressful job, that involves interacting with the public often at inconvenient moments for me, and sometimes, afterward I mutter things about them under my breath, out of ear shot… I hope this doesn’t make me a bad person. I admit I have a temper – not in a fists and spitting...
MSE Marathon Team Roll of Honour
They’ve been in training for months – with runs before work and after – and this weekend it came to fruition. This morning there’s a lot of limping and groaning round the office, but the six valiant triers all did brilliantly and raised serious cash for their charities. And as I know many of the regulars will...
Man United and Ocean finance…
While never wanting to unnecessarily promote secured lending (get a secured loan and if you can’t pay it off you can lose your house, unsecured loans are better if you must borrow) I can’t resist it this time… Thanks to my Uncle Roy, who told me of this recent Man City chant (we’re both Blues)… U-N-I-T-E-D That...
Those who listened to Radio 2 at lunchtime would’ve heard Jeremy Vine mid-discussion on flight compensation ask me what I was eating, and me embarrassingly having to admit that it was a jelly baby I’d just shoved in – and receive the ensuant stick. So I think it’s important the real culprit is exposed…. I was doing...
Sneaky preview of the questions to Brown, Cameron & Clegg et al
Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg plus Alex Salmond of the SNP and Ieuan Wyn Jones of Plaid Cymru have all kindly agreed to answer a series of questions from MoneySavingExpert.com… There are an endless number of subjects, and while we got even more suggestions, in the end I thought it best to go with the...
Is ‘chivalry’ a danger to security?
MSE Towers is based in a multi-company office complex in London’s Shepherds bush; we share the building with lots of companies including Endemol, the makers of Big Brother… While of course each office has its own security, and there are the usual CCTV and more doors within the building, at the main exits there’s a security guard...
Please DON’T email us your credit card details!
We’ve launched a brand new free site today: cardsgone.com. The aim’s simple, you can speedily create a list of all the cards in your wallet and purse to help you swiftly cancel if they’re lost or stolen. In developing it one of the key challenges was to build it without storing any personal details so there’s...
Should we allow votes for RON (re-open nominations)?
It seems the public disaffection with politicians is at an all time low. The democractic process has been hurt with expenses scandals and others. Reading the MSE forums and my Facebook page, any mention of the election seems to result in a “they’re all the same I don’t want any of them”, so is it time we...
Finally politicians realise we’ve had enough of being shafted by the banks
Finally politicians have cottoned on that people have had enough of being shafted by the banks. Not being a political hack I’ve twice been surprised this week to be handed manifesto exclusives. No doubt as they knew I’d be a cheerleader having long campaigned for these issues…. On Friday I was offered details of Labour’s key...
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Martin Lewis: Is it time to ban unnecessary Christmas presents?5 December 2022Update 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...
Martin Lewis: The one thing everyone aged over 66 needs to know29 November 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.