'MoneySavingExpert.com 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.

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  • qwerty001
    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
    Happy birthday MSE :bdaycake:

    Here's to the next 10 years :T
  • nanto3girls
    nanto3girls Posts: 5,951 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Anniversary Photogenic First Post
    Happy birthday MSE.
  • Ken68
    Ken68 Posts: 6,825 Forumite
    First Anniversary First Post Energy Saving Champion Home Insurance Hacker!
    Well done Martin and team, you have saved me thousands.
  • MSE_Martin
    MSE_Martin Posts: 8,272 Money Saving Expert
    First Post First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    Thanks for the thanks folks :)
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
    Please note, answers don't constitute financial advice, it is based on generalised journalistic research. Always ensure any decision is made with regards to your own individual circumstance.
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  • KONG
    KONG Posts: 856 Forumite
    Debt-free and Proud!
    MSE_Martin wrote: »
    Thanks for the thanks folks :)

    Lets go on for another 10!:beer:
    "Sealed Pot Challenge" Member No. 938
    "Virtual Sealed Pot Challenge 2011" Member No. 7
  • Lol
    Lol Posts: 79 Forumite
    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! :T

    (That old website format makes me feel nostalgic..and old!)
  • ashleyriot
    ashleyriot Posts: 89 Forumite
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker Debt-free and Proud!
    edited 27 February 2013 at 3:37PM
    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 :T
  • bmma
    bmma Posts: 607 Forumite
    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?
    :hello::coffee:Penny Pincher in training
    Keep Calm Keep Vegan:):staradmin
    year's food budget £1,920
  • SailorSam
    SailorSam Posts: 22,754 Forumite
    Combo Breaker First Post
    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.

    Daniel Defoe: 1725.
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