My regular followers will know that I am a HUGE fan of Martin Lewis and his MoneySavingExpert.com website.
You may have seen various links to his articles and videos in previous posts here on Pennies 4 Parents.
Photo used by kind permission from Martin - thank you!
Many of you will know Martin as the fast talking money guy from TV shows such as Daybreak, Lorraine and Watchdog.
MoneySavingExpert.com is THE place to go for advice on saving money, consumer rights, finding the best deals on just about everything, reclaiming money, and a whole lot more!
Martin set the website up in 2003 for £100. Today, it has 10 million monthly users and there is a 30 strong team behind him. I wouldn’t like to even take a guess at just how much money his tips and advice has saved people!
I advise everyone to visit the site and sign up for Martin’s weekly email where you’ll get hot-of-the-press news and deals, advance warnings of sales about to start and really important advice that I don’t think you’d find anywhere else but really should be finding out about!
The website has a dedicated Family, Income and Benefits section: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/ - a must read for any parent.
Here you will find advice on everything from Childcare Costs and Tax Credits to Student Loans.
Martin continuously campaigns to raise awareness of financial issues. His current big campaign is to “Make financial education a compulsory part of the school curriculum” - something that I think is really important for parents to get involved with. For more
information see here. To sign the petition please click here.
You can follow Martin on Twitter: @MartinSLewis
And become a fan on Facebook
Find out more about him in this short biography video