Personal Saving

Now Private Eye’s doing MoneySaving Tips

4 months ago admin 0
Just been passed the latest copy of Private Eye, and following on from Viz’s MoneySavingSEXpert column a few weeks ago, it seems the satirical mag’s now competing… Must admit, this idea isn’t that far away from some in our Great Embarassing MoneySaving Tips Hunt the other week. Read More

This luxorious recliner has an extra 10% off – my bum it does!

4 months ago admin 0
Just seen an advert for Harvey’s The Furniture Store’s sofas. The small print flashed on screen and I thought I’d spotted something, so using the joy of hard-drive recorder instant rewind there it was. Very naughty ‘price framing’ indeed… What you see in the ad… You see a woman sitting in a recliner sofa, with Read More

Changin’ my uniform, gulp!

4 months ago admin 0
For six years now I’ve been appearing on TV in stripey shirts and jeans (though on Daybreak I wear formal trousers after a request), but this week I’ve started a wee image change… As I know some get very vexed on such issues (you’d be amazed on how many comments come through about clothes, I Read More

Will new student loans stop you getting a mortgage?

4 months ago admin 0
Universities will soon be able to charge up to £9,000 a year tuition, and on the back of this I keep being asked is: “Does this mean a whole generation who’ll never be able to get a house?” The answer’s far from clear cut – for some yes, others no. Let me quickly bash out Read More

The MSE Christmas Pub Quiz: ANSWERS!

4 months ago admin 0
Last week, I challenged you to the pub quiz I’d given the MSE team at our Christmas party. Now as promised it’s time for the answers…(and as in all good pub quiz tradition, I of course expect people to argue) Spoiler Alert! If you want to have a go at the quiz before seeing the Read More

Should we order EVERYTHING online?

4 months ago admin 0
If your packages are snow-delayed this Christmas, you’ll be glad if you ordered online. The simple fact is you’ve more rights.   Distance selling regulations mean if you no longer want them, you’ve a week to return goods bought online. With goods ordered instore for delivery, you only have a right of return if they’re faulty. Read More

Wine critic sees glass half empty

4 months ago admin 0
Must admit I’ve never heard of the Independent’s wine columnist Anthony Rose, not really my thing, but someone sent me a cutting of him discussing my downshift challenge and bizarrely he seemed to see it as a reason to spend more – perhaps he’s been sampling too much product? Here’s a quick cut from his Read More

Oops I inadvertently married MSE Alana…

4 months ago admin 0
It’s not often you marry another woman in a meeting with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, but these things do happen… Alana was in a meeting with me to discuss changes to the savings safety rules due on 31 December, mainly the max. compensation rising to £85,000, as they want me to help with communicating Read More