9 Money Saving Online Communities

Finding an online community for saving, is not only a great way to further your financial education through others’ advice and practices, but can be a fantastic motivational factor as well. Discovering how other people have dealt with financial difficulties, put money saving methods into practice, and learn from one another can motivate you to apply money saving practices to your own life. Not only can their advice and personal experiences save you money, but they can prove that you are not alone when it comes to the difficulties sometimes involved with saving money.

1. Buxr.com

Buxr is a site where you can find a variety of information about the latest deals, participate in contests, as well as join in discussions regarding various ways to save. There is a link on the site’s home page to a good video tour that will guide you through using the website as well its various features.

2. LifeTuner.org

Lifetuner could be the perfect spot for you to find motivation to save. To quote their ‘About Us’ section, “Lifetuner is not just a site, but a way to get individuals talking about money, to seek advice and gain confidence in managing your finances.” They offer expert advice about money basics as well as maintaining a community discussion forum and Lifetuner blog.

3. MySavings.com

MySavings is geared toward finding great deals, coupons, free samples and other savings. Take a look at their community forum by entering as a guest (you don’t have to sign up to do so) to get a feel for what topics are being discussing.

4. AARP.org

The AARP might not pop into mind right away when considering websites that offer an online saving community. The site’s community group forums however, have a number of money saving topics that you can read about and discuss.

5. MoneySavingExpert.com

Read web and news releases, watch videos, visit discussion forums, or participate in weekly polls on the MoneySavingExpert and get regular email updates on the latest special offers and coupons. This site is geared toward those who are looking to save in the UK.

6. HotCouponWorld.com

You can chat, visit forums or blogs, or just discover what’s new with coupons in HotCouponWorld’s coupon database. This site proclaims itself, “The Internet’s Largest Grocery Community”. You can sign up for the site’s newsletter to stay up to date on money saving techniques and deal alerts. If you’re looking for a spot devoted to groceries and coupons, then this might be the site for you.

7. SlickDeals.net

As a member of Slickdeals.net, you can take part in the ‘Hot Deals’, ‘Freebies’, ‘Deal Talk’, or ‘Coupons’ forums, amongst others, or just visit the ‘Lounge’ and participate in general discussions with fellow site members. Among the site’s many tools and resources, SlickDeals.net allows you to search for contests and sweepstakes, compare prices, read product reviews, and get store ratings.

8. FatWallet.com

FatWallet offers a number of forum topics ranging from ‘Hot Deals’ and ‘Deal Discussion’ to ‘Technology’ and ‘Travel’. If you are looking for a site that may be able to help you save on a variety of different product and service categories, this could be the site for which you’ve been searching.

9. SavingAdvice.com

Read finance articles, participate in the site’s ‘Personal Finance Forums’ or visit the SavingAdvice blog as a possible way to help motivate yourself to save. There are a number of blog categories offering advice and information on a variety of money saving topics.

Tom writes about managing money at Money Compare where consumers can compare online savings accounts in order to get the highest interest rate and therefore increase their ROI.

Comments

  1. mitz says

    Great post Tom. Some really handy sites here. Unfortunately I am in Australia and some of these UK and USA tips do not work for me…Of course some do though…For example I don’t even think coupons exist in Australia…And that’s not fair because I always read about people saving loads of money when using coupons at the grocery store.. We don’t even know what they are…
  2. Business Energy says

    Good article. Having a blog is a good way to bring exposure to your site. If you are not able to handle your own blog, there are other companies that can handle that service for you as well as all different types of services in the IT field. It can really prove to be beneficial to growing businesses.
  3. Ellen S. says

    I think most people would agree that saving money is something “easier said than done”. Personally, I believe it’s a mind-set that needs to be developed by creating good money-saving habits.

    Here are some things I’ve done to help change my spending habits:

    - Cook more at home ? Eating out is very expensive especially if you do it a couple times a week
    - Try shopping online ? You can find better deals than in the store and you save on gas (I recommend http://www.shoptivity.com)
    - Pay the full balance on credit cards each month ? Interest charge is like giving away free money
    - Don’t forget to pay yourself ? Set up an online savings account (they pay higher interest than a normal savings account)
    - Set a budget and goals ? It’s good to have your goals written down so you see them everyday and don’t lose focus on your ultimate objectives

    Again, saving money requires a lot of patience and hard work. However, you’ll thank yourself later on in life. Good luck everyone!! =)

  4. Jamie Linton says

    Some people are missing on great deals and cannot buy them later. While others are so addicted to buying coupon deals that they sometimes want to get rid of them and cannot. Thanks for this coupon deal site that gives these people the option to sell their unwanted coupons to the people that have missed them on the sale day.
  5. Stephano says

    Great list. I am getting serious about saving money this year and having a community of like-minded people to connect with and learn from would be so useful!

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