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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 22nd Feb 13, 10:44 AM
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    Former MSE Helen
    ' was born 10 years ago today' blog discussion
    • #1
    • 22nd Feb 13, 10:44 AM
    ' was born 10 years ago today' blog discussion 22nd Feb 13 at 10:44 AM
    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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    • qwerty001
    • By qwerty001 22nd Feb 13, 3:49 PM
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    • #2
    • 22nd Feb 13, 3:49 PM
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    • 22nd Feb 13, 3:49 PM
    Happy Birthday MSE
    (New) AIM: MF within 5 years or less
    2015 9K/8K/6K/5K/3K/1.5K/0.5K/0.1K/0K
    2014 26K/21K/18K/17K/16K/15K/13K/12K/11K/10K
    2013 46K
    2012 52K
    2011 76K/ 73K/ 67K / 59K
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 22nd Feb 13, 3:54 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    • #3
    • 22nd Feb 13, 3:54 PM
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    • 22nd Feb 13, 3:54 PM
    Happy birthday MSE

    Here's to the next 10 years
    The Devil whispered in my ear "You are not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    Today I whispered in the Devil's ear "I am the storm".

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    • nanto3girls
    • By nanto3girls 22nd Feb 13, 4:01 PM
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    • 22nd Feb 13, 4:01 PM
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    • 22nd Feb 13, 4:01 PM
    Happy birthday MSE.
    SPC #55
    • Ken68
    • By Ken68 22nd Feb 13, 5:45 PM
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    • #5
    • 22nd Feb 13, 5:45 PM
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    • 22nd Feb 13, 5:45 PM
    Well done Martin and team, you have saved me thousands.
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 22nd Feb 13, 8:17 PM
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    MSE Martin
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    • 22nd Feb 13, 8:17 PM
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    • 22nd Feb 13, 8:17 PM
    Thanks for the thanks folks
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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    • KONG
    • By KONG 24th Feb 13, 2:26 PM
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    • #7
    • 24th Feb 13, 2:26 PM
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    • 24th Feb 13, 2:26 PM
    Thanks for the thanks folks
    Originally posted by MSE Martin
    Lets go on for another 10!
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    • #8
    • 27th Feb 13, 1:32 AM
    Wow! Has it really been that long...?
    • #8
    • 27th Feb 13, 1:32 AM
    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!)
    • ashleyriot
    • By ashleyriot 27th Feb 13, 11:31 AM
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    • 27th Feb 13, 11:31 AM
    Thanks Martin and all at MSE
    • #9
    • 27th Feb 13, 11:31 AM
    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
    • Saved over 22,000 to put the deposit down on my first property, which I bought last November
    • Now put away over 500 a month in savings to do with as I please (well, I'm saving for an extension)
    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
    Last edited by ashleyriot; 27-02-2013 at 2:37 PM.
    • bmma
    • By bmma 19th Mar 13, 2:45 PM
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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?
    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 19th Mar 13, 3:02 PM
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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.
    Liverpool is one of the wonders of Britain,
    What it may grow to in time, I know not what.

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