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    • MSE Eesha
    • By MSE Eesha 11th Mar 16, 11:26 AM
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    A bipolar spending spree of £131,000,000
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    • 11th Mar 16, 11:26 AM
    A bipolar spending spree of £131,000,000 11th Mar 16 at 11:26 AM
    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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    • tomtontom
    • By tomtontom 13th Mar 16, 8:46 PM
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    I do hope the lady talked about in such depth in your article has given her consent to her case being highlighted in such a public way (and is well enough to give her consent). There is more than enough quite specific information there, that if she came across the story, it would be quite clear that it was her who is being talked about.
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 14th Mar 16, 4:41 PM
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    • 14th Mar 16, 4:41 PM
    I do hope the lady talked about in such depth in your article has given her consent to her case being highlighted in such a public way (and is well enough to give her consent). There is more than enough quite specific information there, that if she came across the story, it would be quite clear that it was her who is being talked about.
    Originally posted by tomtontom
    I think you may have missed this bit in the blog...

    "I have his permission to share it with you Ė but not the person it is about. So, I have changed some facts to mask their identity, whilst retaining the flavour of the story. However, so you can identify them, I havenít changed the names of the firms mentioned."
    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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    • WantToBeSE
    • By WantToBeSE 14th Mar 16, 4:47 PM
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    • 14th Mar 16, 4:47 PM
    It's great that you are shining a light on mental health and the link to debt.

    For me, i racked up the credit card debt when i had to half my hours at work to care for my son more, as his mental health means he cannot attend school (he is 16 now, has been out of school for a year).

    Luckily, he is now getting PIP, but i have spent the last 12 months putting essential expenses on my credit card
    3/6 month emergency fund challenge #20
    PODBX17 #122

    Debt Free Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5501794

    Total debt:
    14/01/2017 £6247.89
    24/02/17 £5623.17

    Estimated DFD Jan 2018
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