How I pick up musical tickets for a song
To say I love musicals is a gross understatement. There’s something about the cheesy dance routines, sequins and feathers that makes me want to break into song (I won’t). But this passion of mine can get very expensive, very quickly, considering some musicals charge £60+ for good seats. So I’ve learned to never pay full price for...
My name’s Becca and I’m an eBay addict
My name’s Becca and I’m an addict, an eBay addict. Like many of my MoneySaving comrades at MSE Towers, I’m partial to a bit of eBay action. Actually, that’s probably a bit of an understatement. I’ll rephrase: I am a self-confessed addict. Though I’ve been a member of the online auction site since about 2005, it was...
My MoneySaving mobile dilemma: contract or pay-as-you-go?
I’ve had a pay-as-you-go mobile for some time now. But with so many new all-singing, all-dancing phones available, it’s easy to be tempted into buying a new contract phone. So I have a bit of a dilemma – stick with what I’ve got or take the plunge into high phone-bill territory? I’m lucky enough to get mobile...
A month in the life of MSE Campaigns – February
As I’m still responsible for updating several guides on the site, such as the new and improved FAQ section of the PPI Reclaiming guide, this has taken some of my focus this month. My range of campaigning work has also consisted of: Working alongside Which? on Payment Protection Insurance reclaiming The Payment Protection Insurance projects with Which?...
Digging deep – and saving money too
Many of the MSE Team have their own areas of special interest when it comes to MoneySaving. MSE Jenny’s our resident eBay guru (see Saviour from eBay zombiedom) and MSE Penny’s the fashion queen (From the catwalk to Primark). A bunch of us (if you’ll pardon the pun) have enthusiastically embraced ‘grow your own’ as part of...
Kindle vs Kobo: Battle of the e-readers
The Kindle is the undoubted market-leader in the e-reader popularity stakes, but it now has a rival in the Kobo. As MoneySavingExpert.com’s resident tech writer, I often get asked: “Which is better, the Kindle or the Kobo?” My honest answer is: it depends what you’re looking for. Many people (including MSE’s head honcho – who is firmly...
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