Well, my tear ducts have just had a manly workout due to a beautiful post in the forum. There’s something transcendent about strangers reaching out and helping each other… Below is my edited version of Easter65’s post about toniq in the comping board (see the comping guide if you don’t know what it is): Toniq…Words can’t express...
Picture the scenario, you’ve seen someone off the telly, and for once got so excited you want to go have your picture taken with them, but feel a prat for doing so. The solution? Take Moira Stuart along as your photographer of course! Yesterday, thanks to the delightful invite from my agent, Mrs MSE and I got...
Every Friday on my Facebook page it’s become a bit of a tradition that I write something a wee bit funny and wish everyone a good weekend. This week’s was a rewrite of a good old groaner, but it’s the responses from some MoneySavers that are really roll on the floor funny… My status update was… “This...
I’m writing this blog on my new speech dictation system, and quite deliberately I am not going to correct any mistakes it makes. Sadly my RSI is back, after a good nine or 10 months being completely clear its flared up again so my hand is swollen,there is a not in my right shoulder blade and typing...
How many times must something be said before it hits public consciousness? I’ve been campaigning about reclaiming PPI insurance for years, and have ALWAYS said to expect your bank to reject the claim as real justice comes at the next stage, the Ombudsman. Yet while I was at the restaurant with Mrs. MSE, the waiter came up...
Energy Monitors Sitting on the table by the sofa in the living room, is our energy monitor. I got this clever wee gizmo to test a few months ago, and was originally a sceptic about claims it could make a substantial difference to energy usage. These widgets are the new sexy ‘usp’ for certain energy tariffs –...
When a member of Lloyds TSB branch staff said loudly, “aren’t you the Money Saving Expert?” the red mist flew and in a large and loud voice carrying through the busy Oxford street branch, I replied: “yes and I need to tell you, you work for the most abysmally run bank I’ve ever had the experience of....
The Government’s mooting a graduate tax for all UK students. Yet we already have that: in effect, it’s exactly what the student loan is; the only difference is once you’ve repaid, what you owe it stops. I often think calling the post-1998 student loan system a loan is a bit of a misnomer … It’s collected via...
Sitting on the back of a motorbike taxi the other day, the driver Ceri, who also likes historic novels asked if I had any suggestions for his summer reading. The answers exploded from my gob quicker than I can recount credit card interest rates – so I thought I should note ‘em down… Don’t worry it’s about...
Update 27 July 2010. After writing this blog At Cost got in touch and agreed to an interview that we published today. See the full At Cost Energy Interview though do read this first for background. This is a question I’ve been asked a lot, and my simple answer is “I can’t tell you until the company...
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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.