A peek inside my overseas wallet – a nerd’s guide to what to take abroad

Update note June 2016: This blog was written in 2013, though the logic still stands. The products have been updated and if you click the links it takes you through to the current write ups for each deal. I invite you to take a peek inside my overseas wallet. This is no apocryphal journalistic device, I genuinely have a second...

A peek inside my overseas wallet – a nerd’s guide to what to take abroad

I invite you to take a peek inside my overseas wallet. This is no apocryphal journalistic device, I genuinely have a second wallet I pick up when I go abroad. Not to better match my overseas shoes (those don’t exist), but as a MoneySaving arsenal to ensure that when I’m away, I get more buck for my bang.

Dear Archbishop… why I disagree with you over Wonga

I pray the Archbishop’s laudable but blundering entrance into the payday loan debate doesn’t hurt more than it helps. The trip-up of the Church’s own investments is a side show – my concern is far more about his original soundbite: We’re not in the business of trying to legislate you (Wonga) out of existence, we’re trying to...

Three money lessons I’ll teach my daughter

Update May 2015: Baby MSE is still my baby, but it’s more accurate to say she’s probably little girl MSE at 2 and a half year’s old. Most of the lessons below are still in the future for her. Though she’s definitely getting the hang of haggling: "Just one Peppa Pig darling". "No daddy, five!" Baby MSE...