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The Money Diet - revised and updated: The ultimate guide to shedding pounds off your bills and saving money on everything!
 
 

The Money Diet - revised and updated: The ultimate guide to shedding pounds off your bills and saving money on everything! [Kindle Edition]

Martin Lewis
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

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"The greatest money-saving book ever" (Cliff D'Arcy, Motley Fool)

Book Description

A money diet that can save the average family up to £6000 a year

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2344 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital; 2nd Revised edition edition (31 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084E7GK6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,802 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I have never seen Martin Lewis on TV, never even heard of him until I read this book, but now I am definitely a convert to the MSE ways. No-one is getting my money from me without making a real effort. The book gives a step by step guide to how to get the best deal in each financial area of your life, with a little section on being frugal generally. I dont think many people could follow this guidance & not come out well ahead. The author is a real money saving 'anorak' and you might as well take advantage of his obsession. I have saved hundreds already & I was careful with my money in the first place.

Hghly recommended.
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85 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WoW! 15 Aug 2006
By Pink
Format:Paperback
I asked for this book in January for my birthday (easily pleased) and am sooo glad I did! I have decluttered my finances and understand that I am in total control of the way my money goes out. It's not about being a skin flint or a cheap skate, it's about having the same lifestyle for less, leaving you more money for treats. It's also about being in control. Anyone who doesn't have anything to say about this book doesn't understand it or doesn't want to! It's a brilliant, go anywhere, starting point prior to getting hooked on the web site. Every '30 something' should have one!
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Money saving must buy 6 April 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is excellent for new and committed money savers alike. Common sense advice that we should all know.
Martin deals with basic budgeting, and ways to save money without cutting back. He also covers how to get the most out of the big companies that are after our hard earned money.
This book is a must read for the BARGAIN HUNTER looking to save themselves a substantial amount of money
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Return on Investment 26 April 2006
Format:Paperback
I considered myself a bit of a 'money saving expert': I've paid off £7500 of debt, increased my salary by a third, gone from zero savings and spending about £300 more than I earned each month, to £18k savings - in two years. And I work in financial services.

But even though many chapters of this book didn't apply to me, or were things I'd done already, it still got me thinking about areas where my finances were still a bit 'flabby'. Could I save money on my phone bill? Actually, no. Insurance? Yes, £40 a year. Was I being stupid by being loyal to my bank, when they only offer incentives to new customers? Yes, switching my ISA will save me another £80 a year.

Getting solvent is a long, hard slog. But an easy-to-follow book like this, with its cynicism and Carry On-style humour, helps to make it a little bit easier. And it's good for experienced money savers and newbies alike.
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115 of 118 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishingly helpful and PRACTICAL! 31 Jan 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Amazingly helpful book.
I estimate I am now about £3,000 per year richer due to this book. It not only has excellent ideas on the principles of money saving, but it also (and this is where several similar books fall down) is PRACTICAL. It gives you the practical tips to maximise savings, and links to the appropriate websites.
Most of the techniques given don;t require you to make any sacrifices - just pay less for the goods and services you pay for anyway.
The amount of research that has gone into this book is amazing.
It justifies its purchase price as soon as you put one thing into practice.
My advice to everyone is to BUY IT!
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109 of 112 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Change your routine advice 12 Nov 2005
Format:Paperback
The essence of Martin Lewis's advice can be encapsulated in the old adage, look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves. It's easy to fritter money away once you get into the habit of simply spending it and not thinking about why and how. Lewis suggests that you get into good spending habits, that you develop a routine of questioning and assessing your spending patterns. Look for the cheapest options, look for the best buys, keep even your routine spending under review.
Change your gas, electricity, telephone and other suppliers. Keep aware of where the best deals are and don't suffer from any false loyalty - go for the best value. Change your credit cards, keep your spending under review. Look to mortgage and insurance providers - be prepared to switch to better deals.
Lewis offers advice and a health and fitness check on your finances. Think about what you're spending, evaluate whether or not each expenditure (particularly the regular ones) gives you value for money. Look for patterns in your spending - and it's not just a case of "why is it I go out on Friday night with money in my pocket but come Saturday morning it seems to have gone?" We all have bad spending habits, we're all addicted to routines, and these can become very expensive.
This is sound, well-packaged advice. Much of it is (or should be) obvious. A lot of it will make you think and question your spending habits. And it's not an expensive little volume, so you should recoup your investment very rapidly by simply adopting one or two of Lewis's ideas. Good value.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Manage your money the easy way 28 April 2006
Format:Paperback
I take issue with those reviewers who have said that all the info in this book can be found on the net for free. That, of course, is quite correct, but where would you look first? How would you begin to apply it to your life? I certainly wouldn't have a clue where to find the info or how to apply it without this book and Martin Lewis's website.

The Money Diet is a practical and common sense guide to applying money saving techniques to your life. the information is straightforward and in some cases really quite obvious, but for those of us who need a helping hand it could not be better.

Clear, concise and with touches of humour, this is not your usual money management text and I would recommend it to people who wish to shave a few quid off their bills without feeling a pinch in their way of living.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars quick delivery
This was a present for my brother whos trying to save money so I haven't read myself but he seems to be pleased with it.
Published 1 month ago by hbird
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book
I loved this book. Some of it in my opinion is common sense but I am a frugal person generally. I still learned some things and its an enjoyable read. Read more
Published 1 month ago by noodle78
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great. Bought a bundle
Published 2 months ago by Michele Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Martin Lewis' booky-wook
Mostly made of paper, I found it very useful and informative
Published 2 months ago by Nathan
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful
Some really useful tips, most if not all you can use for the rest of your life.
Published 3 months ago by Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great info on everything you'd expect from Martin as usual
Great info on everything you'd expect from Martin as usual. This man needs a knighthood or better still made Prime Minister!
Published 4 months ago by Katy I.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good.
Published 4 months ago by Sharon Longhurst
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep them comming Martin, we need your practical no nonsence advice!
As long as Martin keeps writing these helpful practical and worth every penny titles, I'll buy them! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Computer Junkie
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
A Very good way of saving money and saving on everyday household items. The book can be dry in certain parts. However there is a website address where you can download The Budget. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr. R. Malhotra
5.0 out of 5 stars Money Diet
Martin Lewis knows his stuff and present boring facts in an interesting way enabling the reader to make informed choices and save money.
Published 9 months ago by pet lover
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