"First meeting of the MSE Charity Trustees" Blog Discussion

This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's "First meeting of the MSE charity trustees" blog. Please read the blog first, as the discussion follows it.

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  • nearlyrich
    nearlyrich Posts: 13,698 Forumite
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    I just want to congratulate Martin and the team on getting the MSE Charity up and running, I am sure it will be a fantastic resource and I wish you all the best for the future.
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  • Do I apply for money here? :confused:
  • robin58
    robin58 Posts: 2,802 Forumite
    Congratulations on setting up your charity.

    :beer: :T :T :beer:




    An Idea. :cool:

    How about setting up a course for or 'ready to go package', for creating Credit Unions.

    Would help people who have the least, to save and get loans without going to the loan sharks. Thus getting into even further debt.

    Bet Tax Tony could help with this.


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  • MSE_Martin
    MSE_Martin Posts: 8,272 Money Saving Expert
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    robin, the key to the charity is YOU or a credit union design this course and ask for a grant to do so :)
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  • That's such a wonderful thing to do and to have your dad on board as part of it all is fantastic.

    Martin, you're truly one in a million. Well done and wishing you all the best.

    Lotta
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  • Clariman
    Clariman Posts: 1,484 Forumite
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    Martin

    I really applaud this initiative. Debt and lack of financial literacy is a huge problem. Well done for taking this on.

    Clariman
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  • robin58
    robin58 Posts: 2,802 Forumite
    MSE_Martin wrote:
    robin, the key to the charity is YOU or a credit union design this course and ask for a grant to do so :)

    Doh!!

    Sorry Martin, a very busy long demandng day at work, combined with a late night.

    My mind was not really in gear. I see the point you are coming from now.

    My apologies for my stupidty. :o

    Robin
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