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@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • CommyTooper
    • By CommyTooper 29th Mar 18, 10:20 PM
    • 53Posts
    • 59Thanks
    CommyTooper
    Menage savings
    • #1
    • 29th Mar 18, 10:20 PM
    Menage savings 29th Mar 18 at 10:20 PM
    My son is down from Scotland with grandchildren for the holidays. He asked if ĎMenageí savings schemes are safe.
    Never heard of them before, and after some time on Yahoo, I didnít feel like going yahoo.

    Long question short, am I correct with my conclusion that they donít sound financially safe?
    Thanks.
    Live life .... juss like that
Page 1
    • ValiantSon
    • By ValiantSon 29th Mar 18, 10:24 PM
    • 1,600 Posts
    • 1,345 Thanks
    ValiantSon
    • #2
    • 29th Mar 18, 10:24 PM
    • #2
    • 29th Mar 18, 10:24 PM
    Never heard of it before, but just googled it. Sounds like a terrible idea! No security whatsoever and no obvious benefit either.
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 29th Mar 18, 10:31 PM
    • 9,053 Posts
    • 9,946 Thanks
    AnotherJoe
    • #3
    • 29th Mar 18, 10:31 PM
    • #3
    • 29th Mar 18, 10:31 PM
    Give your son a slap and tell him not to be an idjut.
    • CommyTooper
    • By CommyTooper 29th Mar 18, 10:34 PM
    • 53 Posts
    • 59 Thanks
    CommyTooper
    • #4
    • 29th Mar 18, 10:34 PM
    • #4
    • 29th Mar 18, 10:34 PM
    Give your son a slap and tell him not to be an idjut.
    Originally posted by AnotherJoe
    Oh, but I love him dearly.
    I was warned that the first eighteen years were always going to be expensive. But nobody made it clear that the second eighteen would bankrupt me!
    Live life .... juss like that
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 29th Mar 18, 10:35 PM
    • 25,182 Posts
    • 14,832 Thanks
    xylophone
    • #5
    • 29th Mar 18, 10:35 PM
    • #5
    • 29th Mar 18, 10:35 PM
    Safe?

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/savings-club-mum-flees-with-100000-1065422

    Possibly not.....
    • CommyTooper
    • By CommyTooper 13th Apr 18, 5:48 PM
    • 53 Posts
    • 59 Thanks
    CommyTooper
    • #6
    • 13th Apr 18, 5:48 PM
    Show me the honey
    • #6
    • 13th Apr 18, 5:48 PM
    That is not a typo.
    On the return flight to Scotland, the scanner people at the airport pulled my son to one side. Did you pack the bag, anything you want to say, etc., etc., etc.,

    Then they dug into the offending backpack. And produced a jar of honey. And confiscated it.

    My grandaughter was really upset, she knew all about bees making honey, and she had fallen in love with our local village honeymakers product, and I bought her a jar to take home.

    A jar of honey, I ask you. Funny it was not.
    Totally off topic, but at least my son did not buy into menage savings.
    Live life .... juss like that
    • Emily Joy
    • By Emily Joy 13th Apr 18, 6:11 PM
    • 88 Posts
    • 39 Thanks
    Emily Joy
    • #7
    • 13th Apr 18, 6:11 PM
    • #7
    • 13th Apr 18, 6:11 PM
    That is not a typo.
    On the return flight to Scotland, the scanner people at the airport pulled my son to one side. Did you pack the bag, anything you want to say, etc., etc., etc.,

    Then they dug into the offending backpack. And produced a jar of honey. And confiscated it.

    My grandaughter was really upset, she knew all about bees making honey, and she had fallen in love with our local village honeymakers product, and I bought her a jar to take home.

    A jar of honey, I ask you. Funny it was not.
    Totally off topic, but at least my son did not buy into menage savings.
    Originally posted by CommyTooper
    Honey is a liquid for the airport security purposes. Better let Royal Mail to get it there...
    • TheShape
    • By TheShape 13th Apr 18, 7:09 PM
    • 1,267 Posts
    • 1,074 Thanks
    TheShape
    • #8
    • 13th Apr 18, 7:09 PM
    • #8
    • 13th Apr 18, 7:09 PM
    Honey is a liquid for the airport security purposes. Better let Royal Mail to get it there...
    Originally posted by Emily Joy
    I transfer all my Honey into 100ml containers before security.
    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 14th Apr 18, 12:27 AM
    • 6,846 Posts
    • 7,095 Thanks
    eskbanker
    • #9
    • 14th Apr 18, 12:27 AM
    • #9
    • 14th Apr 18, 12:27 AM
    Honey is a liquid for the airport security purposes. Better let Royal Mail to get it there...
    Originally posted by Emily Joy
    ....or FlyBee perhaps?
    • mapk
    • By mapk 14th Apr 18, 4:45 AM
    • 148 Posts
    • 69 Thanks
    mapk
    ....or FlyBee perhaps?
    Originally posted by eskbanker
    ..Bee, Eh?
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 14th Apr 18, 7:36 AM
    • 9,053 Posts
    • 9,946 Thanks
    AnotherJoe
    That is not a typo.
    On the return flight to Scotland, the scanner people at the airport pulled my son to one side. Did you pack the bag, anything you want to say, etc., etc., etc.,

    Then they dug into the offending backpack. And produced a jar of honey. And confiscated it.

    My grandaughter was really upset, she knew all about bees making honey, and she had fallen in love with our local village honeymakers product, and I bought her a jar to take home.

    A jar of honey, I ask you. Funny it was not.
    Totally off topic, but at least my son did not buy into menage savings.
    Originally posted by CommyTooper
    A few years ago at Heathrow the Japanese couple just to the side of me were having several bottles of jam confiscated from their carry on at security.

    It's fine in hold luggage BTW.

    I thought you were going to say that the officers were trying to confiscate his menage documents in the same way some TSA officers in the states were searching someone's carry on for bit coins a few years back.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 14th Apr 18, 4:47 PM
    • 43,828 Posts
    • 51,807 Thanks
    G_M
    Good thing you hadn't given him one of these for his birthday...

    • bearshare
    • By bearshare 14th Apr 18, 8:26 PM
    • 4 Posts
    • 4 Thanks
    bearshare
    This thread was a lot less interesting than I thought it might be from the title.
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

1,343Posts Today

8,255Users online

Martin's Twitter