In 2004 I wrote about MoneySavingExpert.com here. After 13 years it is still my go-to resource for everything from saving money tips on insurance, utilities and groceries to ideas for cleaning, budgeting, cooking and much more.
This weeks “Noteworthy Website” is (Money Saving Expert ) run by Martin Lewis. (UK oriented) “It’s about saving money on anything and everything ? finding the best deals and beating the system. There are pejorative articles and guides detailing the best methods and products, plus the Chat Forum is a focus for tens of thousands of MoneySavers discussing the ultimate deals and helping each other save.”
There are guides and articles split into distinctive categories and individual topics. The forums are a well organised treasure trove of useful ideas and discussion.
Every week Martin sends out his “Martin Money Tips” email which contains summary information from the week’s action on the website and its forums, details of his new articles and any urgent announcements (Such as time limited special offers).
As then I still receive the weekly tips update. Sometimes I will go on the site the evening before the email to read the update as sometimes offers go quickly.
I have found the forum’s on this site to be a great place to find a bargain or to find out useful money saving advice from other users. I think the fact that this site has become so popular in the last few months, has given the forums such widespread usage that they are really useful in finding real bargains, which without such a focal-point of attention by so many people would just not happen elsewhere. I myself have picked up a bargain digital radio at 49% thanks to these forums that I would not have known about otherwise. I have also posted some of my own bargains, which may not have had widespread viewing by interested parties on my personal website, but on these forums people who have been interested in such bargains have been on an active lookout and found what they were looking for.
Personally I am no longer active on the forums as I switched to hotukdeals.com for bargains.
There is a lot more on this website which I do not have the time to do into detail on now. My suggestion is just to have a look for yourself. Don’t forget to check out the forums and to sign up for the weekly email newsletter. What have you got to lose!
All still true today. What are you waiting for?