Tag Archives: Martin Lewis

Financial education? It needs more conviction than most of us can muster!

People in the pensions industry are fond of using the phrase “financial education” as if they know the answer and those who aren’t doing what they want to do are financially illiterate.  This is hugely arrogant and largely wrong. People … Continue reading

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A proposal for Government on pensioner poverty,

In my earlier blog today , I argue that employers and pension providers should cease jawing about extra saving and focus on making existing saving more affordable for those struggling to heat and eat. In this blog, I ask whether … Continue reading

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Ouch!

Savers and spenders are being hit with bad news as the cap comes off energy prices and their  investments suffer heavy write downs. Ouch! https://t.co/dDSJgAr2BN — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) March 11, 2022 Investing in BRICS economies was widely touted as … Continue reading

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Influencing people to be proud of their pension

I was struck by a tweet from Martin Lewis yesterday Rather happy to see my video about pension auto-enrolment on TikTok has had 70,000 views in the hour since I posted it. It’s very rewarding to see that audience watching … Continue reading

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Will Rishi’s “loan-not loan” scheme do more harm than good?

Martin Lewis’ followers are backing Martin Lewis by four to one in his call to scrap the Treasury intervention in how we pay our fuel bills over the next five years. In around October 2022: EVERY ELECTRICITY BILL will be reduced … Continue reading

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Online pension scams are a daily problem and cost us £1bn+

Investor losses from #pension scams estimated at more than £1bn but fraud really isn’t a big problem, says UK Minister. https://t.co/EL76pP8JHe — Josephine Cumbo (@JosephineCumbo) February 7, 2022 One of the things that endears Martin Lewis to the nation is … Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment upgrade? Let’s sort out state benefits first.

He said much the same, re: bidding for a Bill in the 3rd or 4th session, to @AdrianBoulding in September. https://t.co/ehKIxCKoE1 — David Robbins (@David_J_Robbins) January 26, 2022   The thread says what needs to be said. The Government has … Continue reading

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Are you or your parents missing out on pension credits?

This article is important. We urge people to save for retirement but for many people retirement is already here and things are going to be tough as the economic impact of the pandemic hits us all. So it’s good to … Continue reading

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Shoot the message – not the messenger.

Watching Martin Lewis’ money show last night I found myself aghast! Someone was trying to weigh up whether it was better to get 0.1% pa tax-free from an HSBC ISA or get 0.4% pa from another HSBC account and run … Continue reading

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Lead generation; little value for a lot of money.

Most internet comparison pages are misleading and should be taken down We have a problem with internet lead generation which has been investigated by Laura Purkess and promoted by Jack Gilbert. Here is the twitter thread (note these are screenshots … Continue reading

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