"No sorry, don't worry, it's not my phone number" 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.

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  • ehlo
    ehlo Posts: 397
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    She may be even more shocked if she visits the site and the first thing she sees is the face of the person who recommended the site! :rotfl:
  • Evilm
    Evilm Posts: 1,950 Forumite
    I hate the sort of people who say "just do it and then worry about how you’ll work it all out later". :eek: It does explain some of people that really do get over their head without even thinking about it.
  • UncleBuck
    UncleBuck Posts: 47
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker Mortgage-free Glee!
    Way to go Martin :money:, I hope she takes your advice and the valuable advice on this site.

    I keep reminding everyone at work about all the things they should be doing to become more savvy (invariably quoting the articles on this site or sending them the relevant link). Once they've taken the courage to break the mental barrier thats been making them do the same thing day in and day out, they never look back.

    The downside is occasionally someone will come over to speak to me, look at the expression on my face and say "you're now going to tell me how much cheaper I could have bought 'X', I knew I would walk away depressed!" :rotfl:
    There's always someone bigger and better, smarter and stronger but there's only one YOU!:j
    Proud to be a MF and DF MSE after following advice here and breaking the ground-in mental barriers to change! :cool:
  • Good on you Martin! I know it takes you a bit of courage to do it, so glad you did on this occasion.
  • Errata
    Errata Posts: 38,230
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    erm.......if you'd said all that lot to me I would have thought you were some looner completely out of his tree and there would have been a sign of recognition in my eye too.
    .................:)....I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...:)
  • smileyt_2
    smileyt_2 Posts: 1,240 Forumite
    Aww Martin, you are a sweetie!
    Aspire not to have more but to be more.
    Oscar Romero

    Still trying to be frugal...
  • Flat_Eric
    Flat_Eric Posts: 4,060
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    I remember when we bought our house. I don't think I knew or used mse then and I remember our financial person telling us that we could get a mortgage for "x" amount but forgot to add "but of course you have to pay it back !".
  • EmehEm2005
    EmehEm2005 Posts: 105 Forumite
    Have you ever thought they might not be on the net?
    Just in case you should carry one of your books around: The Money Diet; The Three Most Important Lessons You've Never Been Taught; Thrifty Ways For Modern Days. They might be a better way of introducing your work to them.
    By the way, will the books be updated soon?
    Don't make old people mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to p*** us off.
  • Mindwhip
    Mindwhip Posts: 11 Forumite
    edited 31 August 2010 at 9:43PM
    You, and everyone else for that matter should do this more often...

    Would you allow someone to walk in front of a car if you noticed they hadn't noticed the danger and weren't going to stop?

    Really messing your finances up like that can be just as devastating (I know from personal experience how devastating) as being run over (no personal experience of this thankfully) and it can take years longer to recover from.
  • Nile
    Nile Posts: 14,930
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    You could've kept quiet but you chose to try to help a stranger. Good for you Martin. An act of kindness.:cool:
    I’m a Forum Ambassador and I support the Forum Team on the 'I wanna' and 'In my home' and Health & Beauty'' boards.If you need any help on these boards, do let me know. Please note that Ambassadors are not moderators. Any posts you spot in breach of the Forum Rules should be reported via the report button, or by emailing [email protected] views are my own and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.10 Dec 2007 - Led Zeppelin - I was there. :j :cool2: I wear my 50 (gold/red/white) blood donations pin badge with pride. Give blood, save a life.
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