Martin Lewis: Employed aged under 22, or any age earning under £10,000? How to get a hidden pay rise

If you're under 22 or on a low income, a pension is probably the furthest thing from your mind, but what if I were to tell you there's a totally legal way, that doesn't need any negotiation, to make your employer pay you more money – possibly £1,000s over the years? Hopefully that piques your interest, and means you'll forgive me for not mentioning pensions in the blog title – but I wanted to ensure you read this.

Martin Lewis: Get £100s of credit back from your energy firm – it's all about the Direct Debit cycle…

Energy firms are said to be sitting on over £3 BILLION of our cash, building up this huge reservoir from the two-thirds of homes who pay by monthly Direct Debit. Yet right now, May, is the PERFECT TIME to stop the rip-off and get that money back – it's all about understanding the Direct Debit cycle.

Martin Lewis: We can't ignore the impact of money issues on people's mental health – here's what we're trying to do about it

No one set out to make dealing with finances difficult for people with mental health issues, but rarely did they think about how to make it easy. So there weren't any 'bad actors', but lots of terrible systems. After having had my own 'dark days', I always vowed that when I could, I wanted to try and do something about it. So in 2016, I set up the Money & Mental Health Policy Institute charity. I'm still the chair of trustees today and provide the core funding as part of my charity fund.

Martin Lewis: Five things EVERYONE should know about English student finance 2024/25

There's a lot of nonsense spoken about student finance. Not only because its fundamentally misunderstood by millions, but also as the system has changed so often, even if you talk to someone in their second or third year at uni now, the way it works for them is different to you, never mind those who graduated a decade or two ago.

Martin Lewis Charity Fund Update 2024: What happened to my pledge to give £10m? (Spoiler: it's now £20m+)

A dozen years ago, in June 2012, MSE joined the Moneysupermarket Group and I pledged £10m to go to charity. As that was a public pledge and I feel a duty of transparency, every year or so I bash out a blog report to explain where I'm up to, and who's got what money.

Martin Lewis: Letter responding to the Chancellor on Lifetime ISAs, Child Benefit, Student Loans and mid-contract broadband & mobile prices rises

On the 9 January 2024, Jeremy Hunt the Chancellor of the Exchequer was a guest on ‘ITV The Martin Lewis Money Show’, it was a wide ranging consumer finance interview, you can watch it here. As part of it when I was pushing some key campaigning points, his response was to ask me to write to him. Below is the letter sent today (which I will also send to the shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves)…

Martin Lewis: In 2023 I averaged 25,142 steps a day (burning 3,917 calories), here's how… though I need to confess a steptacular fail

In some ways 2023 was my Steppus Horriblis! Yes, I did my third-best ever year, a total of 9,178,663 steps, smashing my 2022 steps by over 190,000 (in context, that's an average 22.9 daily kilometres, over 8,350km for the year). However, as someone with a well-documented fixation with the 'quantified self', it pains me to tell you…

Martin Lewis: Why are energy standing charges so high? What can be done?

Outrageously, most people will pay £300 per year just for the facility of having gas and electricity, even if you don't use any. This is due to the high energy standing (daily) charges. These are a moral hazard and should, at the minimum, be substantially reduced – something I am, again, campaigning with the regulator Ofgem to change. So I wanted to bash out this blog to run you through it.

When will your student loan be written off, cancelled, or paid off?

It’s a question I’m asked all the time. Many know that current students no longer need to repay their loans 30 years after the April following graduation, yet for those who started university before 2012, there are a variety of options. This information has been a long-term part of my Should I repay my student loan? guide (where...