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  1. MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis is suing Facebook for defamation following “repeated fake adverts from [problem]mers it refuses to stop publishing” In a statement on MoneySavingExpert, Lewis wrote: “I get about five messages a day from people saying, ‘I’ve just seen your Bitcoin ad and wanted to check it.’ If that is the number who get through to me, how many more must be just taken in?” Well i have seen these adverts have you. I very nearly lifted a floorboard to take out some of my secret stash after thinking well he is a chap you can trust. I came so close but nailed the floorboard back down again. The phone did not stop ringing for weeks.Trying to entice the old owl.From all over the world. Has anyone else nearly fallen into the trap. Or maybe fallen straight through it. Just wondering as you do.
  2. Most youngsters leave education knowing little about the grown-up worlds of work and money. Here are the key tips Martin Lewis would give to his younger self If only I'd known 20 years ago… to throw every spare penny at Google shares, to lambast Gordon Brown's irresponsible trill that boom and bust had ended, and not to invest time watching Lost, as the title would turn out to be eponymous for the plot. There are many things those with either just the beginning flecks of grey or full-blown silver wish we could tell our younger selves. Yet Doctor Who is fiction, so the best we can do is try to prevent the next generation making some of the mistakes we have. Financial education in schools will help. Thankfully, after much campaigning, the Government listened, and from next September it will be on the English National Curriculum, split across maths and citizenship. Yet that's just a start. Not only because less than half of our schools must follow the curriculum, but because wider lessons will need to be gained from experience. Recently I had to rapidly crystallise my own life lessons. I'd been asked to my home town, Chester, for its university graduation ceremony, and hadn't realised I'd be expected to speak until I was on the platform. So I jotted down 10 bullet points about work, life and money and crossed my fingers. Perhaps lesson one should have been "read the briefing better". More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10463373/Martin-Lewis-10-things-about-work-life-and-money-your-child-should-know.html
  3. He might be one of the most influential men in Britain but multi-millionaire Martin Lewis admits he still loves a bargain Martin Lewis may be the most influential man in Britain. There can’t be many people who haven’t, wittingly or unwittingly, followed his advice. He currently holds a media royal flush: an eponymous prime-time ITV1 show, weekly high-profile radio slots, a column in this newspaper and – the ace in his unbeatable hand – a money-saving website attracting nearly nine million users a month. But right now the unofficial Financial Adviser to the Nation isn’t being influential, he’s being grumpy. I have just beaten him soundly at Scrabble and he wants Telegraph readers to know he was unlucky. (True.) And now he’s going to prove it to me. He opens his laptop and shows me one of many graphs relating to every single game he has played against his wife of four years, the television weather presenter Lara Lewington. All 915 of them. In real life, as in the game, he is “ferociously” (his word) competitive, addicted to spreadsheets and possessed of extraordinary intensity and stamina, like the Governor of the Bank of England crossed with the Duracell bunny. He does everything at top speed – he couldn’t get through his daily work mountain if he didn’t – and that includes talking. Out of curiosity I used our recorded interview to work out how fast he speaks – surely the only statistic in his life he hasn’t measured himself – and was not surprised when he attained land-based speeds of 238 words per minute: the national average is 120. More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/10437443/Multi-millionaire-Martin-Lewis-I-still-shop-at-Poundland.html
  4. Hi all - been a long time since I've posted on here - yet another friend that's asked for advice from me, so I thought that I'd better check with you guys. I have a friend that's been unemployed for some time and, finally, managed to get a supervisors job at a Martin's newsagents. Whilst discussing the job with him it became apparent that the company seems to breaking a whole raft of employment laws. He gets paid £6.40 per hour (he's over 21, so that is, theoretically, 20p more than the minimum wage). Several times per week he has to work from open (6:00am) to close (7:00pm) for which he gets paid for 12 hours (13 hours less two 15 minutes breaks and one 30 minute break) - all fine so far. Now come the problems. In order for the papers/magazines to be ready for the customers, he has been told that he must arrive 30 minutes before opening time - and, once the shop is shut, he has to bundle up the unsold papers to return them to the distributer and cash up the tills etc - which is another 30 minutes. He doesn't get paid for this time - despite being told that he has to do this extra work. Additionally he is on his own for much of the day - so that he invariably doesn't get either a lunch break or an afternoon break - so, on a normal day, he works for 13 hours and 45 minutes and gets paid for 12 hours 12 times £6.40 is £76.80 - £76.80 divided by 13.75 is £5.59 per hour - so, it seems to me, that they're breaking the minimum wage rule as well as breaking employment laws about allowing for breaks. The other problem that I can see is that, because of the later finish time and earlier start time that Martin's insists on, he only has 10 hours away from the job - and I thought that the minimum time between shifts was 11 hours. So, firstly, am I correct about all of this? and, secondly, (assuming that I am correct) who do I "dob them in to"? He won't do it himself (he wants a job) - but, personally, I think that it's disgusting that a national company can behave like this.
  5. Comment: Martin Lewis, founder of moneysavingexpert, opposes Archbishop Justin Welby and outlines the exact changes that he'd like to see made. 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 compete you out." Wonga and other 6,000pc APR loans are the crack-cocaine of the money-lending world – recent studies even suggest some people are now payday loan addicts. Lenders use instant apps and fast clicks to target the impulses of the "must have it now" generation. Loans are processed at lightning speed, quick enough for some to apply and receive while drunk. More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/10209475/Martin-Lewis-Dear-Archbishop...why-I-disagree-with-you-over-Wonga.html
  6. So sad to read the news about martin. I've been offline for quite sometime, and Martin was one of the last people I had contact with on here before going offline, he was helping me sort out a donation as my paypal wasn't working - I have just seen his message in my inbox, and it brought a lump to my throat Anyway, I have just made the donation, and I thought of Martin as I did it - bless you Martin, you will be missed by so many people, may you continue to do as much good on the other side as you did here! R.I.P x
  7. We are accepting donations to a memorial fund for Martin Kay. If you would like to donate, please click on Martin's image at the top of the forum - or the link below: I would like to donate to Martin Kay's memorial fund Donations will be used towards the costs of Martin's funeral
  8. 14th February - 1.45 pm Church address for Martins funeral.- Service 1.45pm. Burial 2.30pm. Church Hall with Family and Friends 3.00pm onwards St Mary's Lowe House North Road St.Helens Merseyside WA10 2BE
  9. How can We prevent being spammed from journalist Martin Lewis if We follow the Twitter feed for CAG ? If I want Professional Financial Advice, I visit a Professionally Trained Financial Advisor. But, for anyone who does know about Icesave and the other Icelandic Banks which failed, the following Channel 4 news with journalist Martin Lewis will be quite illuminating http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx-ySEKUURI
  10. Then please send them to his mother Mrs Celia Kay(Martin's mother) For Martin Kay (deceased) c/o St Mary's Lowe House North Road St.Helens Merseyside WA10 2BE She is very elderly and has been very badly affected by this event.
  11. Although I did not know Martin at all, His wit and humor will be with us for ever. I certainly remember when he helped me help a family member tackle ShatWest
  12. If you have friends who know the CAG and who may have been helped by Martin, please let them know about this sad news. This is the tweet which has been sent out Change the message - but the short url comes to this forum of condolences
  13. How sad and such a young age, thank you Martin for all you did to help other people:-(
  14. . You were an inspiration to many many people on this site, and helped selflessly to guide people to solve their problems and fight the 'big boys'. I am certain you and your good work will be missed by so many colleagues. You have left us all at a young age, but you have only gone into the next room where I fell sure you will find a bigger computer site to guide others from. REST IN PEACE.
  15. Martin has two brothers. His older brother David, and his younger brother Andy. Andy has just opened a Twitter account Here - https://twitter.com/AndyNdrw
  16. Money-saving Martin Lewis is a man on a mission. Two years ago he launched a parliamentary campaign to make financial education compulsory. Today, he is still campaigning for a change to the curriculum that would force schools into teaching the calculation of an APR alongside algebra. “I’m locked in a vicious circle,” he explains. “The Government says it doesn’t need to put it on to the curriculum for schools to teach it, and the head teachers say they won’t teach it unless it is there. I want them to know that I am not going away until it is.” Since Lewis first started work on his campaign for financial education, two major things have happened in his life. First, he sold Moneysavingexpert, his website for savvy savers, to Moneysupermarket for a life-changing £87 million. Secondly, he became a father to Sapphire, now nearly two months old. Both of these occurrences have only strengthened his resolve to teach the nation’s children about personal finance. A large proportion of his £10 million charity fund will go towards funding the project, while he also pledges to get the subject into the classroom “before my little girl starts school”. “It’s not about her – my knowledge of personal finance will ensure that she knows so much more about money than other children her age,” he explains. “That’s part of the problem – some parents will be great at teaching their children about money, but others won’t. Lack of financial education perpetuates financial injustice.” More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/9752033/Martin-Lewis-My-mission-to-teach-children-finance.html
  17. Shoppers should arm themselves with knowledge of their consumer rights. I was scared enough just standing behind the grande dame in the queue, as her indignation boomed, “Give me my money back – this is a disgrace.” As for the shop assistant who bore the brunt face-on, her sin was having the temerity to refuse to exchange “uncool” jeans wrongly bought for the lady’s daughter. The problem with this store rage? The shop assistant was right. Consumer rights ignorance is mainstream on both sides of the till – shop staff regularly quote utter bilge at us, too. Few customers can tell fact from fiction, and thus bring out the heavy guns for the wrong reasons. Test yourself … true or false? More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/9502803/Martin-Lewis-shoppers-know-your-rights.html
  18. MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) will join the MoneySupermarket Group Link: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/site/2012/06/martin-lewis-on-moneysavingexpertcom-joining-the-moneysupermarket-group
  19. He will recieve £60m with 27m later. Plans to donate £10m to charities inc £1m to CAB. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/money-saving-website-sells-87m-085629591.html
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