Many people now use the internet as the initial place to look for help on money matters. For many people initial advice is sort on dealing with debt or how to save money on things like car or home insurance. Some people may be looking at ways to make some money online to supplement their income. You just have to do a Google search for the term make money online and you will see a large number of websites available.
So why to turn to the internet? The main reasons are its free and convenient. Whilst there is an abundance of information available it can also be a bit of minefield in particular when trying to ascertain the integrity of the information available.
When browsing the web for certain information it is always worth considering how reliable is that information and what authority does that site hold. For example with this blog for instance I am not a financial advisor or hold any legal position such as a solicitor and would always advise professional advice is sort, however the information provided is that what I have learnt from many years of undertaking various activities including running my own business both on and offline, as well as navigating through a period of personal debt. Always be careful with any online resources which conclude with trying to sell you something.
As long as you are aware of the risks the internet can save you a significant amount of time and money. One very good website which provides a wealth of information is www.moneysavingexpert.com/ . The website was created by Martin Lewis in 2003 and offers free information on pretty much most things to help save money or avoid costly pitfalls. Martin Lewis has been credited as the Money Saving Expert throughout the media and also has his own show giving practical advice on saving money.
As well as money saving advice you can also find information on dealing with debt. One such site is www.moneyadvicetrust.org/ . The Money Advice Trust is a national charity helping people across the UK to tackle their debts and manage their money wisely.
So whether it’s saving and managing your money or dealing with debt, there are a number of great websites to help get you started. Its worth bookmarking some of the useful sites (hopefully included in that list is this blog) to help you achieve a better financial future.