So overall what did you think of the series

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  • Sue-UUSue-UU Forumite
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    Thanks a lot for 'listening' and replying to us all, Martin. It's one thing for us to give feedback but not everyone in life listens to folk ....let alone responds as you have.

    Good luck with the next series, I really look forward to it!

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  • Lotus-eaterLotus-eater Forumite
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    moanymoany wrote: »
    I would like to see a series where each programme deals with a different subject. E.g. one week DFW, one week money saving old style, one week insurance - see what I mean?
    I'd agree with this, thanks for replying Martin. :wave:
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  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    I would like to see a series where each programme deals with a different subject. E.g. one week DFW, one week money saving old style, one week insurance - see what I mean?

    I'd agree with this, thanks for replying Martin. :wave:


    Hi Im a little confused by this... that's what we do - each programme has a main subject.

    It of course always has The News & the Celeb wallet as inserts and sometimes (but not every week) an 'extraordianry moneysaver film'. But we barring a few early episodes we always concentrate on one thing?
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  • SandblastSandblast Forumite
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    I've watched all these programmes with my 12yr old stepdaughter & her mates.

    Because i've always considered myself "moneywise" or "cash-aware", my SD used to say that i was "tight-fisted" or "stingy".

    Therefore the real value of the programme from my point of view, particularly regarding my SD & her mates of similar age, is that it shows how moneysaving can be fun & also how important it is these days to stretch a budget as far as it will possibly go.

    These days when we go to the supermarket & i go looking for the price markdowns & there she is right next to me looking for the deals she never calls me "tight-fisted" anymore. It's now sexy to be thrifty in our house.

    Thanks Martin & the team..!
  • You talk very fast on the prog could you slow down? it would be really good to see more of the people from the MSE forum/site joining in on the programme. I don't care what's in a celebrity wallet as I can't identify with them, I would rather you picked 'random housewife's wallet' - grab somebody in a supermarket and check out their trolley, that kind of stuff. I really enjoy the programme so hope you won't find my comments too critical.
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  • Lotus-eaterLotus-eater Forumite
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    MSE_Martin wrote: »
    Hi Im a little confused by this... that's what we do - each programme has a main subject.

    It of course always has The News & the Celeb wallet as inserts and sometimes (but not every week) an 'extraordianry moneysaver film'. But we barring a few early episodes we always concentrate on one thing?
    Mmmm I suppose thats right, I caught more of the early ones than the later ones I think. Still as soon as I saw what moanymoany wrote it seemed right. I wasn't criticising the program for sakes sake.

    If I had a choice I would prefer you to go a bit deeper into something and go a bit slower....... I do understand that talking fast is your trademark thingy......:rolleyes:

    Its difficult and I wouldn't like to be you, trying to please everyone. :p
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  • Skippy2rooSkippy2roo Forumite
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    I found the majority of it was " Regurgitated " in that there wasn't as Fantastic amount of fresh material offered as i was hoping for, money saving is great in the early stages, everyone makes the big savings such as changing car insurance etc but then it gets more difficult to see where the next set of savings can be sourced. It's similar to a new Managing Director being appointed and he wishes to make a name for himself so he saves a fortune in the first year through redundancies and still gets the work done by giving the others workers extra to do but then what does he do next year ?
    he can't get rid of any more workers as his current workforce is too stretched through his actions last year, thus he finds it harder to make substancial savings which is the situation we all find ourselves in at some point. All we can nibble away at is Nectar points and Clubcard points etc

    I know this may sound ungrateful to Martins efforts which isn't what i am implying, but when you Proclaim to be the " Money Saving Expert " do just that and offer fresh material and not re-write and discuss most things you talked about year on for the last 4 years.
    Hello again
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    Skippy2roo wrote: »
    I found the majority of it was " Regurgitated " in that there wasn't as Fantastic amount of fresh material offered as i was hoping for, money saving is great in the early stages, everyone makes the big savings such as changing car insurance etc but then it gets more difficult to see where the next set of savings can be sourced. It's similar to a new Managing Director being appointed and he wishes to make a name for himself so he saves a fortune in the first year through redundancies and still gets the work done by giving the others workers extra to do but then what does he do next year ?
    he can't get rid of any more workers as his current workforce is too stretched through his actions last year, thus he finds it harder to make substancial savings which is the situation we all find ourselves in at some point. All we can nibble away at is Nectar points and Clubcard points etc

    I know this may sound ungrateful to Martins efforts which isn't what i am implying, but when you Proclaim to be the " Money Saving Expert " do just that and offer fresh material and not re-write and discuss most things you talked about year on for the last 4 years.


    Hi,

    I think its important to understand that my work is done for a variety of audiences. Television simply doesn't fit great amounts of details - and very much that isn't what prime time mainstream television is about. I would love to go into detail and do niche stuff on air, but broadcasters, understandably don't want it, nor do most people.

    But do remember you can't simply say "balance transfer" on TV, you have to say "balance transfer, that's when you get a new credit card that pays off the debts on the old credit card for you - so you now owe the new credit card the money, hopefully at a cheaper interest rate."

    My average article on this site is 3,500 words... in the show I have at best 1,000 words to explain any subject - just because of how the timings work.

    The web is here for details - the show is there to explain the big points, allow people to understand how savings work, show practical examples, explain what to do. It simply doesn't fit going into some of the more technicals. Trust me... I've tried to do it - but every time the producers rights say "too much info".

    If you want the detail complex stuff, to really push the savings, where I show the real expertise, then you need to go to www.moneysavingexpert.com that's where I put all the hardcore info - and it's the only place I've ever been able to do that :)
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  • Skippy2rooSkippy2roo Forumite
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    MSE_Martin wrote: »
    Hi,
    The web is here for details - the show is there to explain the big points, allow people to understand how savings work, show practical examples, explain what to do. It simply doesn't fit going into some of the more technicals. Trust me... I've tried to do it - but every time the producers rights say "too much info".

    If you want the detail complex stuff, to really push the savings, where I show the real expertise, then you need to go to www.moneysavingexpert.com that's where I put all the hardcore info - and it's the only place I've ever been able to do that :)

    Martin, please don't think my last post was in anyway meant to be having a pop at you. Your site has saved me a small fortune for which i will be in your debt, however all i was trying to point out is that unless you are New to this site and it's concept etc then it's harder for people who have done the big savings to squeeze out the smaller everyday ones to continue to save in the present financial climate as there don't appear to be many articles expanding away from the core subjects you have spoken about previously.

    The weekly newsletter does have a great deal of articles that have previously been submitted by members of the forum re-written and presented as fresh by members of the MSE team, again regurgatated.

    Yes theres the forum, but it has to be said that there are many a great deal of posts removed because the some of the sites moderators, who seem to have taken on a God Like status remove them. I know theres a lot of Spam and the Mods do clean up a lot of the blatant posting, i have myself posted in my signature links to my site which discuss' articles on a similar theme, but i have said i won't post these anymore and i will hold true to that, i cannot see the harm in them as the only revenue they made was click thru ad's of which this site is littered in almost every article written by either yourself or your team, ok i know you say some don't pay but the majority do otherwise this site would fold under the expenses otherwise, it has to sustain it's self somehow.

    I myself have many whacky and sometimes weird concepts of saving money, however i get fed up of posting them for them to be removed, even with No links. They do save you money as they are tried and tested, i just think the site and perhaps yourself need to lighten up a little and explore some of them before the whole process becomes stale.

    Anyway with that i bid you Good Luck and if you do wish to discuss them, well it's your call
    Hello again
  • jo_b_2jo_b_2 Forumite
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    Skippy2roo wrote: »
    Yes theres the forum, but it has to be said that there are many a great deal of posts removed because the some of the sites moderators, who seem to have taken on a God Like status remove them. I know theres a lot of Spam and the Mods do clean up a lot of the blatant posting, i have myself posted in my signature links to my site which discuss' articles on a similar theme, but i have said i won't post these anymore and i will hold true to that, i cannot see the harm in them as the only revenue they made was click thru ad's of which this site is littered in almost every article written by either yourself or your team, ok i know you say some don't pay but the majority do otherwise this site would fold under the expenses otherwise, it has to sustain it's self somehow.

    There is no secret to how this site is funded and the fact that Martin does earn revenue from the site. In fact, there is an article explaining this in more detail HERE

    With regards to posting links to your own site these would be removed by either a voluntary Board Guide (such as myself) :wave: or a member of the paid Abuse team. The article above explains how the revenue raised by the site means that the site remains free of advertising and linking to your own site is, effectively, advertising and not allowed on MSE, regardless of the site's content.
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