Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
Page 1
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 30th Jun 14, 2:47 PM
    • 61,883 Posts
    • 124,626 Thanks
    torbrex
    • #2
    • 30th Jun 14, 2:47 PM
    • #2
    • 30th Jun 14, 2:47 PM
    When it came to Employment status, I had to put part-time as it was the closest thing to 'Casual labour on zero hour contract' that I could see.
    Last edited by torbrex; 30-06-2014 at 2:59 PM.
    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 30th Jun 14, 5:00 PM
    • 5,447 Posts
    • 3,236 Thanks
    John Gray
    • #3
    • 30th Jun 14, 5:00 PM
    • #3
    • 30th Jun 14, 5:00 PM
    I suspect they have been extinct for some years, but my favourite flavour of crisps was Bovril...
    • Gordon the Moron
    • By Gordon the Moron 30th Jun 14, 5:09 PM
    • 1,461 Posts
    • 741 Thanks
    Gordon the Moron
    • #4
    • 30th Jun 14, 5:09 PM
    • #4
    • 30th Jun 14, 5:09 PM
    I answered everything except sexuality which I said prefer not to say.

    I'm quite happy to say heterosexual on here, straight is the wrong word, my best friend is a gay man, I wouldn't call him bent (or anyone else because of their sexuality) and straight is the opposite of bent!
    If you don't like what I say slap me around with a large trout and PM me to tell me why.

    If you do like it please hit the thanks button.
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 30th Jun 14, 5:14 PM
    • 8,116 Posts
    • 42,310 Thanks
    MSE Martin
    • #5
    • 30th Jun 14, 5:14 PM
    • #5
    • 30th Jun 14, 5:14 PM
    In response to Gordon - we've changed the language. We agree straight and homosexual isn't right. We debated and decided to go colloquial and now have straight and gay/lesbian and bisexual. We took this from Stonewall's website language.
    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.

    Don't miss out on urgent MoneySaving, get my weekly e-mail at www.moneysavingexpert.com/tips.

    Debt-Free Wannabee Official Nerd Club: (Honorary) Members number 000
    • double mummy
    • By double mummy 30th Jun 14, 5:17 PM
    • 3,891 Posts
    • 6,090 Thanks
    double mummy
    • #6
    • 30th Jun 14, 5:17 PM
    • #6
    • 30th Jun 14, 5:17 PM
    there needs to be an unsure option in the religion bit lol
    The only people I have to answer to are my beautiful babies aged 8 and 5
    • Gordon the Moron
    • By Gordon the Moron 30th Jun 14, 5:44 PM
    • 1,461 Posts
    • 741 Thanks
    Gordon the Moron
    • #7
    • 30th Jun 14, 5:44 PM
    • #7
    • 30th Jun 14, 5:44 PM
    All the gay people I know use the term straight to be fair, I just think it's dumb personally, if Stonewall say it's fine who am I to argue lol.
    If you don't like what I say slap me around with a large trout and PM me to tell me why.

    If you do like it please hit the thanks button.
    • plebeian
    • By plebeian 1st Jul 14, 6:41 AM
    • 39 Posts
    • 53 Thanks
    plebeian
    • #8
    • 1st Jul 14, 6:41 AM
    • #8
    • 1st Jul 14, 6:41 AM
    Can't help but think, as there are 17 available answers to the crisps question, there should be more than the 2 current mutually exclusive options for gender.

    Not something that will affect me personally, but some people identify with gender in a different way.

    I may be missing the point here but I think it's worth considering.
    "We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have been doing so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing."
    - Konstantin Josef Jireček
    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 1st Jul 14, 8:48 AM
    • 11,885 Posts
    • 11,412 Thanks
    JimmyTheWig
    • #9
    • 1st Jul 14, 8:48 AM
    • #9
    • 1st Jul 14, 8:48 AM
    Shocked to see that respondents are 97% white.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 1st Jul 14, 8:24 PM
    • 4,892 Posts
    • 9,275 Thanks
    Murphybear
    I used to like Bovril crisps as well, they do taste like Marmite crisps.

    Interesting to see high proportion of women
    • Tobermory
    • By Tobermory 2nd Jul 14, 9:25 AM
    • 49 Posts
    • 59 Thanks
    Tobermory
    Would have preferred to have seen 'homemaker' and 'carer' as separate options
    • jeffkey1
    • By jeffkey1 2nd Jul 14, 9:37 AM
    • 33 Posts
    • 11 Thanks
    jeffkey1
    So the majority on this board are white, married, female with kids living in the SE of England with a Degree.

    Is this a reflection of the group of people who are proactive in money saving matters.

    Probably not news to the Financial Organisations Advertising agencies.
    • GreenQueen
    • By GreenQueen 2nd Jul 14, 9:41 AM
    • 465 Posts
    • 2,246 Thanks
    GreenQueen
    Oh, no, I'm completely average...
    ...except for the region I live in and I'm not quite full time. All my other answers fit with the most popular answers.

    I need to go out and do something wildly unexpected - actually I'm not really surprised at being "normal"!

    GQ
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 2nd Jul 14, 10:43 AM
    • 2,396 Posts
    • 13,101 Thanks
    kathrynha
    ...except for the region I live in and I'm not quite full time. All my other answers fit with the most popular answers.
    Originally posted by GreenQueen
    Same here, although if you take my 30 hours a week of paid work, and 10+ hours a week of voluntary work I am technically full time.

    Also I'm not normal on religion (I'm Christian - other) and crisp flavour, my second favourite flavour is the most popular.

    Got to say, I expected there to be more males than females.
    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 2nd Jul 14, 10:48 AM
    • 5,749 Posts
    • 2,577 Thanks
    brewerdave
    Must admit ,in view of my experiences of questions and answers in the forums, I also expected the majority to be male.
    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 2nd Jul 14, 11:36 AM
    • 5,247 Posts
    • 2,630 Thanks
    Consumerist
    When it came to Employment status, I had to put part-time as it was the closest thing to 'Casual labour on zero hour contract' that I could see.
    Originally posted by torbrex
    Now that would also be an interesting statistic. Just what proportion of employed people are on these dratted zero-hour contracts?
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    • Narc0lepsy
    • By Narc0lepsy 2nd Jul 14, 2:04 PM
    • 1,798 Posts
    • 25,140 Thanks
    Narc0lepsy
    I've got a range of food intolerances including potato, so I can't actually eat crisps.........
    Remember...a layer of dust protects the wood beneath it.
    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 2nd Jul 14, 3:45 PM
    • 10,964 Posts
    • 120,530 Thanks
    LameWolf
    It would have been nice to see Pagan given it's own tick-box under religion - there's a lot of us about, you know!

    And I dislike crisps.
    LameWolf
    If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion.
  • squashnut
    I had to say married no children although I have two - they're just not under 18, but I'm sure they have an impact on the amount of money I have available!!!
    • happyinflorida
    • By happyinflorida 2nd Jul 14, 4:48 PM
    • 779 Posts
    • 668 Thanks
    happyinflorida
    I had to say married no children although I have two - they're just not under 18, but I'm sure they have an impact on the amount of money I have available!!!
    Originally posted by squashnut
    Oh no - have I answered this incorrectly then?!

    I'm married with two "kids" who are 18 (in full time education) and 22 - both still live at home.

Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

50Posts Today

2,334Users online

Martin's Twitter