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To Find Martin Lewis Really Irritating?

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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?

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

Blimey, my gaydar is well offgrin

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 22:52:47

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

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

I LOVE his website btwgrin

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

pumpkinsweetie Thu 10-Oct-13 13:30:57

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!!!

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.

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!

mrsrupertpenryjones Thu 10-Oct-13 13:13:00

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

CommanderShepard Thu 10-Oct-13 13:12:12

"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.

mrsrupertpenryjones Thu 10-Oct-13 13:11:39

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

CommanderShepard Thu 10-Oct-13 13:07:15

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.

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