Unbiased financial advice from the Money Saving Expert
In these times of financial turmoil keeping a tight reign on your money is more important than ever. MoneySavingExpert.com is, as the name suggests, very good at helping you save money.
Unlike many of its competitors which feature financial services and products which have paid to be included, the advice and recommendations on MoneySavingExpert.com are unbiased. In fact one of the main things it prides itself on, is the fact that there's no paid-for advertising on the site.
The design of the site has improved in recent years but the pages are still rather busy. On first impression this can make the site seem quite overwhelming, get past this though and the depth of content quickly becomes apparent. All manner of money saving advice is covered, this includes comparison of most banking products and financial services, bank charge reclaim letter templates, utility provider comparisons, cheap contact lenses and much more. There are also some handy tools like the FlightChecker, Premium Bond Calculator, CallChecker and Budget Planner.
A Community of Savers
MoneySavingExpert.com has developed quite a following through the years and this is apparent in the bustling forums where users can find and dish-out advice on all sorts of money saving issues. Statistically there are roughly 30 paperback books' worth of money saving info written on the forums daily.
Martin's Money Tips weekly e-mail is highly recommended as it contains timely money saving deals. Most of the best deals date within a week, the newsletter aims to let the subscribers know about the deals before they expire.
Where it all started for MoneySavingExpert.com
The site was started with £100 back in 2003 by Martin Lewis. The site is still wholly owned by Martin, but it has grown from being a one man show to having a team of full time employees.
MoneySavingExpert.com currently receives around 8 million users a month, with 4 million people signed up for the weekly email, and over 6 million bank charge reclaiming template letters downloaded. MoneySavingExpert.com has also been ranked by Hitwise as the top 'Business and Finance - Business Information' web site in the UK site since September 2006.