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In Conversation with Martin Lewis, LSE

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I’ve already got my free MoneySavingExpert ticket to attend the Ideal Home Show in a couple of weeks time – the date of which was specifically chosen due to the fact that the man himself is doing a panel on that day despite the fact that it means I have to miss out on my regular twinema trip that week but I still jumped at the chance to attend the London School of Economics (LSE) In Conversation with Martin Lewis. The In Conversation series of events is to celebrate the opening of the new Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and was open to members of the public as well as students and alumni of the university.

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Professor Nick Barr queried Martin on his time at the university, his success and what he expects from the future. It was really insprational to not only hear Martin speak but for it not to be entirely focused on specific topics or what people can do to save money/reduce bills etc etc. One of the things that really struck me was Martin’s honesty that he is an incredibly wealthy man. He is no longer motivated by money but instead by the fact that if he doesn’t do it, who will? Very different from what I expect to hear about at the IHS. There was also time for several questions from the audience and it was interesting how many people in the audience were from Martin’s past. I didn’t hang about for long after the event was over to speak to Martin personally but I did send him a tweet and thank him to which I got a reply. (Cue a little bit of fangirl squealing!)

You can listen to a podcast from the event here and the In Conversation series continues tomorrow with Daniel Finkelstein in conversation with Jay Stoll.

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