Martin Lewis revealed that throughout his childhood he recognised his talent for maths, as well as an early development of financial know-how. He told the Telegraph in 2015 how he grew up in an unprivileged family and, his dad a teacher. Mr Lewis revealed a childhood memory which showed early signs of his talent for finance. He said: “I didn’t come from a rich family. My father was a headmaster and teachers then, as now, didn’t get great money.
“My parents didn’t have any money troubles and had a very sensible attitude to it. My Grifter bike, for example, was second-hand when my friend’s was new.
“My dad always tells the story of me and my sister, who was two years older, getting pocket money of £1 or £2 a week. I would have saved mine and normally have around £20. She would never have any.
“Then we’d go out somewhere and she would be given more because she’d have no money. I should have cited moral hazard but I couldn’t really put forward that argument then.