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' was born 10 years ago today' blog discussion
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:44 AM
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Default ' was born 10 years ago today' blog discussion

This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.

Please click 'post reply' to discuss below.
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Old 22-02-2013, 3:49 PM
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Happy Birthday MSE
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Happy birthday MSE

Here's to the next 10 years
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Happy birthday MSE.
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Well done Martin and team, you have saved me thousands.
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Thanks for the thanks folks
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Thanks for the thanks folks
Lets go on for another 10!
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Old 27-02-2013, 1:32 AM
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Default Wow! Has it really been that long...?

I remember watching your big break on This Morning! i had no computer in those days but purchased one a month later just to sign up! Then there was a mix up and we all had to rejoin the forum again. I remember you used to reply to our questions personally..(well you did to me!). Bet you didn't imagine your little site would become what it is now.
You've improved my life imeasurably throught this site in that time Martin and everyone I've consequently gone on to help. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

(That old website format makes me feel nostalgic..and old!)
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Old 27-02-2013, 11:31 AM
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Default Thanks Martin and all at MSE

Martin (but my thanks are to you all at MSE),

You absolutely saved me about 7 years ago from allowing the downward spiral of my debt to continue.

I turned a corner and have not stopped using this website since.

In the space of the last four or five years:

  • I have cleared over 30,000 of debt (including paying off the car)
  • Cleared the final 5,000 of my student loan
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I don't know where I would be now without this website and I rave about it every day to anyone who will listen.

My sincerest thanks

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don't know where to post this--cancelled grocery order from asda (within time limit- on the 8/3/13 by credit card--money still not returned to credit card account-told 7-10 days (that was on the 8/3/13 after 2 hour on the phone today to asda and credit card company- getting information to give to asda - fax no required now asda tells me 5-10 days -anyone else had this type of problem?
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Seems we've all done well in saving money, but not quite as well as Martin, how much did he make out of it, i wish i'd thought of the idea first.
Now that i'm what you could describe as an older person i've stopped eating health foods.
I need all the preservatives i can get.

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