To Find Martin Lewis Really Irritating?

(44 Posts)
CocacolaMum Thu 10-Oct-13 10:42:05

I cannot decide whether I am a bit hormonal (possible) or whether he really does constantly shout and have an utterly smug expression 99% of the time?

LessMissAbs Thu 10-Oct-13 10:52:27

YANBU. He is rather preachy.

WowOoo Thu 10-Oct-13 10:57:10

He is a bit shouty.
He wants people to listen. I guess you could say he's passionate about his work.

I like him because he has helped me save a few pennies over the years.

He's funny on his fb page, but I don't watch anything he's on so don't know how he comes across on tv.

HerBigChance Thu 10-Oct-13 11:01:18

I like what he does, but I wouldn't want to live with him.

Bowlersarm Thu 10-Oct-13 11:01:31


I love the website, and had rather an impressive image of him in my head - i was hugely disappointed when I saw him on TV.

CressidaMontgomery Thu 10-Oct-13 11:05:46


That's all I hear him say grin

Golddigger Thu 10-Oct-13 11:06:10

He is right about many things. Prepared to forgive him for now about anything else.

PicnicPie Thu 10-Oct-13 11:08:52

I have time for him. He is spot on with what he says and therefore is worth listening to, esp re energy price increases. So so glad we've fixed for 4 years.

Scarletohello Thu 10-Oct-13 11:09:08

I lurve him! I think he is v passionate about what he does Nd really wants to help people. Why are people so sneering about people like him and Jamie Oliver who are enthusiastic about things and want to improve the lives of others? What the hell have you done to help people...?

squoosh Thu 10-Oct-13 11:10:21

He speaks a lot of financial sense but I certainly wouldn't want to live with him either.

As an aside I assumed he was gay was v surprised to find out he had a wife.

queenebay Thu 10-Oct-13 11:10:46

Love him here too- he's saved us a fortune

squoosh Thu 10-Oct-13 11:12:02

Scarletohello remove the blinkers, you are seriously deluded if you think these people are following some sort of vocation to 'improve the lives of others'.

Honestly, open your silly little eyes.

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Thu 10-Oct-13 11:12:41

YABU. He is shouty and talks very fast because his time slots are too short for all the information he has to share. He does his best to make sure he gets all the information across.
He has saved me quite a bit over the years, so I may be little bias.

Bowlersarm Thu 10-Oct-13 11:15:19

That's quite a reaction, Scarlet, is he your DH?

I think it's reasonable that the OP finds him irritating; but i don't think shes's sneering at him. He is indeed to be admired for his passion and helpful site/programmes. That doesn't mean people still can't find him a bit irritating, though.

He irritates me quite a bit. Focuses on price without considering value, so does not always give the best advice in my opinion.

CocacolaMum Thu 10-Oct-13 12:02:10

Scarlet.. what the hell I have done to help people is none of your beeswax tbh. I haven't sneered at what he does although I have no doubt that he doesn't work for free.

Littlegreyauditor there is some really good stuff on his website but I agree it seems price focused rather than value which I don't think is always wise.

Burmobasher Thu 10-Oct-13 12:08:16

He's a smug git

NotYoMomma Thu 10-Oct-13 12:09:15

I like him a lot actually

I'm so-so about him; hate the forums with an unbridled passion. MN at its worst is nothing compared to the MSE forums on a good day.

He's a bit annoying - but I've saved £1000's of pounds following his advice on Energy and Insurance.

"Focuses on price without considering value"

YES! The fuel prices thing does my nut - Asda diesel is a couple of pence/litre cheaper than Shell but I get considerably poorer MPG with Asda, to the extent that Shell is better value overall.

And do you know what I don't care if he doesn't do it for free. I've saved loads.

squoosh Thu 10-Oct-13 13:17:57

That's fine, it's people who act as if he's Saint Martin of the Money Savers that irritate me. It's his job, that's all.

He sold the website for nearly £100m, good for him!

Dahlen Thu 10-Oct-13 13:23:58

I rather like him but I've not seen him on TV so only have his website to go on, which I've found very helpful over the years. If he's the shouty sort though YANBU. Shouty people irritate me too. Don't' mind loud, as in fun, but shouty is just annoying.

On This Morning today i'm much with op, he wouldn't let the lady get a word in edgeways!!

On the otherhand he does have good tips, although he does need to quieten down a bit- he was like a hyperactive child this morning and afterall it's his job, he is paid for this and it doesn't give him the right to be damn right rude!!!

Chippednailvarnish Thu 10-Oct-13 13:35:32

He pledged £10m to charities from his website sale, he didn't have to...

makemineabacardi Thu 10-Oct-13 13:36:08

YABU. He's passionate about saving people money and stopping them from getting ripped off - what's smug about that?

He's helped me halve my debt so far in the last year and hopefully I'll be debt free by this time next year. His website's given me the strength to face up to my debt problems and I'm eternally grateful.

So he can shout all he likes as far as I'm concerned. grin

squoosh Thu 10-Oct-13 13:40:39

Well that was very generous of him Chipped, he definitely didn't have to do that.

NotYoMomma Thu 10-Oct-13 13:49:12

that woman was talking shit though and he was trying to get her to acknowledge that the 13 kid benefot article is a rare occurance and most people claiming benefits do not hold the same views or act the same way as the people in the article, and that was not acknowledged.

it was a benefit bashing article and he knows first hand how desperatley peopke are trying to scrimp and save and afford to live.

ffs the article even mentioned 42' plasma

I thought he was the opposite of rude

spindlyspindler Thu 10-Oct-13 13:58:08

I was at university with him and we were good friends. We've lost touch since in the way that you do, but from what I knew of him then the Martin on TV is likely to be pretty much the same as the Martin off TV - passionate, dedicated and quite high volume. Unless he's changed spectacularly, he's a very nice man and I'm very pleased that he's managed to do so well out of his website.

Bowlersarm Thu 10-Oct-13 14:34:32

spindly he didn't mention to you at university did he, that he had a very good idea and were you interested in working on it with him did he? <Just thinking about that £50,000,000 you could now have in your bank account>

spindlyspindler Thu 10-Oct-13 14:56:24

Occasionally my mother asks me why I didn't marry him smile

MinesAPintOfTea Thu 10-Oct-13 15:04:10

He's a annoying and shouty on the TV. But I find most TV irritating so don't bother with it much any more. His website is a great resource though, good for encouraging people to play the game against big companies.

You don't have to follow every tip, but advice on how to cut spending down is very useful.

mersea208 Thu 10-Oct-13 15:47:02

Wouldn't kick him out of bed for leaving crumbs! Dons hard hat and runs. Shallow.

mersea208 Thu 10-Oct-13 15:48:46

Wouldn't kick him out of bed for leaving crumbs! Dons hard hat and runs. Shallow.

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Thu 10-Oct-13 15:50:19

He seems very passionate about his work! I forgive the shoutiness because he talks well ok shouts) a lot of sense and helps people help themselves.

thebody Thu 10-Oct-13 15:51:35

I could definatly live with the multimillionaire Martin Lewis.

our house would be enormous and he could shout all day!

specialsubject Thu 10-Oct-13 15:57:13

his business is stating the bleeding obvious, but it isn't obvious to a lot of people or he wouldn't have a business. Good luck to him.

valiumredhead Thu 10-Oct-13 22:51:06

Chip-I expect he was advised to. You get tax breaks afaik if you donate, that's while the very wealthy tend to donate huge sums of money to charity.

valiumredhead Thu 10-Oct-13 22:51:47

I LOVE his website btwgrin

valiumredhead Thu 10-Oct-13 22:52:47

Mersea-are you a man? I always thought he was gay.

MollyRoses Thu 10-Oct-13 22:58:09

His wife is Lara l something who I think was a weather presenter. They have a baby girl too so I think he's not gay

I do find his website very useful but agree he can be irritating on radio/tv

valiumredhead Thu 10-Oct-13 23:01:14

Blimey, my gaydar is well offgrin

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