How far should insurers go to market their polices?
I’m at that annoying time of year – my car insurance is due for renewal. I move my policy every year in order to get a better deal, usually saving around £50 on my renewal quote. But, let’s be honest – it’s not an enjoyable process. Using the MSE system, I check a couple of comparison sites...
‘Haggle’ is not a dirty word
I love a good haggle. In many other countries it’s as natural as breathing, an integral part of the sales process, and there’s no harm in it. Yet in the UK, some see it as undesirable, unprofessional and even offensive – all for discussing a payment. I was reminded of this while looking for a last-minute bargain...
How our Helen helped bring you the Olympics
While many are mourning the end of the Olympics, I’m not alone in suffering from London 2012 withdrawal symptoms. I was a ‘Games Maker’ for two weeks, one of the 70,000-strong "purple army" of volunteers, and what an experience it was. From Mo Farah’s double gold and all the athletes’ incredible feats, to the giant, inflatable octopus...
The danger of eBay festival ticket buying
Like many of my money-saving comrades here at MSE Towers, I am a self-confessed eBay addict. I love snapping up anything under-priced. Sites such as BayCrazy and Fat Fingers (which trawl eBay for items that have been spelt incorrectly and so have few bids) have found a firm place at the top of my favorites, as has...
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