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Martin Lewis: Save money, don't buy Christmas presents

Many people are pulling out their credit cards and logging on, or trudging along High Streets, to buy Christmas presents.

But consumer finance expert Martin Lewis makes a plea to save the pennies and shorten the present list.

That would mean buying less "tat" for people they will never use, and reducing the risk of "mis-prioritising our finances".

He will be a guest on Wednesday's Daily Politics around 1240 GMT and debate this film with MPs. The programme runs from 11:30 to 13:00 on BBC2.

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