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    So after the thread was removed last night cos the OP took a huff that everyone didn't agree with them, what do people think of Martin Lewis?

    Personally I think he rides on the back of others successes (ie Bank Charges for example), and when he gets things wrong (ie the icelandic investment advice) hides and won't admit he's made mistakes.

    He does bring things to the attention of the wider public through his regular columns and tv appearances, but whether thats a good thing isn't always black and white.

    Oh and the MSE forum is harder to use and navigate than this one was the day they changed the forum software!

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    Love the forum.

    Not keen on him.

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    he does piggy back on others, but he gets it across better than others, hence why he is a bigger name, i always find most of his stuff is common sense but i suppose others do need things pselling out and that is what he does

    He's not on my radar.:p

    The boy done well, cant stand his hyper active TV persona, but good on him for building a decent business.

    sassie

    he does piggy back on others, but he gets it across better than others, … he does piggy back on others, but he gets it across better than others, hence why he is a bigger name, i always find most of his stuff is common sense but i suppose others do need things pselling out and that is what he does



    Of all the words to spell incorrectly sassie!

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    thesaint

    Of all the words to spell incorrectly sassie!




    to much effort to edit - lol

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    sassie

    he does piggy back on others, but he gets it across better than others, … he does piggy back on others, but he gets it across better than others, hence why he is a bigger name, i always find most of his stuff is common sense but i suppose others do need things pselling out and that is what he does



    Yep, thats pretty much how I think - it's annoying though when he puts things across as being his idea when they aren't. The bank charges campaign he created (if you believe what he says) only came about after CAG had been doing it for about 2 years. I don't recall a single interview where he credited them for it though!

    His Icelandic investment advice, which was questioned by some posters on MSE from the start ended up costing people a lot of money, instead of just apologising he deleted the original thread warning people about it so he couldn't get any more stick about it.

    mse info and deals are good but he is a TOP N.O.B cant stand him

    He has made a career by stating the obivious in my opinion. I can remember him being on tv for example and talking about credit card debt and saying that if you have two or more credit cards then you should pay off the one with the highest apr first. Genius advise. Also when he moans about bank chargers being too high there is a simple way to avoid paying for them and that is manage your money better.

    I took 'the huff' cos the thread had turned into a slanging match, so I had it mod spammed

    I don't really care what people think of him I gave my opinion in my original post

    HTH

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    dananana

    He has made a career by stating the obivious in my opinion. I can … He has made a career by stating the obivious in my opinion. I can remember him being on tv for example and talking about credit card debt and saying that if you have two or more credit cards then you should pay off the one with the highest apr first. Genius advise. Also when he moans about bank chargers being too high there is a simple way to avoid paying for them and that is manage your money better.



    you might say genius idea, but most do need it spelling out to them, if they didnt he wouldnt be where he is today

    Not overly keen on him but the MSE site is far easier to use and more straight forward than HUKD now that its all changed on here!

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    Somebody took the huff about something posted on the internet.

    Strong life choice

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    at the end of the day, his site has saved me a small fortune so good luck to him I say.

    even though he is a smarmy patronising git

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    dananana

    He has made a career by stating the obivious in my opinion. I can … He has made a career by stating the obivious in my opinion. I can remember him being on tv for example and talking about credit card debt and saying that if you have two or more credit cards then you should pay off the one with the highest apr first. Genius advise. Also when he moans about bank chargers being too high there is a simple way to avoid paying for them and that is manage your money better.


    it may be obvious to those of us clued up but to the vast majority, it is essential advice.

    then again, most people are too lazy to act on it.

    my mate has £15K in cc debts paying 17% interest. I have reminded him for years to switch to a 0% balance transfer card but he never gets around to it. Lazy bstard!

    loved a radio interview I heard a year ago when some old granny was moaning about her utility bills with BG but when told she should switch she just said she couldnt be bothered lol

    I dont think it is so much about whether you like him as an individual or not. Before he was dispensing advice there was much less of it about and it was very hit and miss. These days, maybe due to people like him and his site, people have access to much more easily available freebie advice
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