When it comes to your pieces of eight, it pays to be vigilant. The web offers a number of sites that can help you keep track of your outgoings and even help you save a few pennies at the same time.

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MoneySavingExpert

moneysavingexpert.com

MoneySavingExpert's Martin Lewis has demigod status in the UK. His website, which shares tips for saving money, from claiming back unfair bank charges to scouting out the best deals on the web, helps hundreds of UK consumers get revenge on money-grabbing businesses.

We can't decide what we love more - the fact that there's no advertising on the site, proving Lewis isn't turning to money-grabbing tactics himself, or the weekly newsletter featuring hundreds of two-for-one meal deals and money-off vouchers.

VoucherCodes

vouchercodes.co.uk

Rather than offering advice on all things financial, VoucherCodes lists printable vouchers for UK high-street stores that range from money off in-store to free delivery. The website also issues a free weekly newsletter with the best vouchers.

VoucherCodes.co.uk

VoucherCodes

TomTom Online Route Planner

tomtom.com

For more than a year TomTom has been gathering data about how fast its users travel along the routes its satnavs direct them. This information has been assembled into an more accurate mapping service that predicts traffic congestion and likely road speeds depending on the time of travel.

SayNoTo0870

saynoto0870.com

Fed up of calling UK businesses and having to pay the cost of an 0870 or 0845 number, despite subscribing to a phone package that offers free calls to geographical numbers? This site could be exactly what you're looking for. It offers a geographical number search by company name or phone number.

SayNoTo0870

SayNoTo0870

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When it comes to your pieces of eight, it pays to be vigilant. The web offers a number of sites that can help you keep track of your outgoings and even help you save a few pennies at the same time.

PetrolPrices.com

petrolprices.com

The petrol companies' price war is a blessing - it offers cheaper petrol, after all. But there's nothing more frustrating than filling up and starting your journey, only to discover that the petrol station five minutes down the road is 5p per litre cheaper.

With PetrolPrices.com, you'll never have that problem. Simply enter your postcode and the site will offer up the lowest prices in your area. The service covers almost 10,000 petrol stations in the UK.

Kiva

kiva.org

If you're looking to invest your money but aren't willing to take a gamble on the property market, take a look at Kiva. This website allows individuals to loan money to someone in the Third World to start a business and get themselves and their family out of poverty. Your reward: the pleasure of knowing you helped someone in need.

Kiva

Kiva

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