"Want to save thousands of pounds? Just follow this simple money diet.
Do you want to cut your bills without cutting back?
Are you fed up with being ripped off?
Do you want more money in your pocket without changing your lifestyle?
We'd all like more money, whether it's to save, spend or just get out of debt. What's needed is detailed, no-nonsense advice about organising credit cards, finding the cheapest utilities, how to get the very best mortgage deals and how to haggle with every shopkeeper - in other owrds, how to make sure we're not wasting pennies.
In The Money Diet, Martin Lewis shows how to become canny with your finances, and provides clear-cut advice on payment of bills, slashing spending, which banks to use and choosing the best deals on an extensive range of products, including:
- mobile phones
- package holidays
- pensions, shares and insurance
- books, CDs, DVDs
Packed full with crash diet tips for speedy savings, a healthy-eating guide to debt management and a financial fitness for life programme to strengthen your money-saving muscles, Martin Lewis can save you up to £6000 a year with his fully-researched, easy to implement, cutting-edge advice!
The ultimate smart consumers' guide"
The advice in this book is a bit dated now, but a lot of the basic concepts are still perfectly sound. And for the up-to-date info the book points you to the relevant sections on the Money Saving Expert website.
Martin Lewis is passionate about saving people money, and that does come across pretty well in the book.
I have made a note of some of the points in the book, but as I have had it this long before properly reading it, and journalling it, I will not be keeping the book any more and will pass it on in the hope that it can help someone else with their money. I just need to make sure I say "on top" of my budgeting and shop smart!