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Find the best values in your area, and reach your financial goals by joining the Wesabe ... More

Editor's review Page 1 of 2

Published 6 Sep 2011

In the current economic climate the ability to tap into other people’s financial experiences and knowledge is a welcome addition to the traditional sources of financial advice. Wesabe.com is a web based discussion platform where members can pool information on any number of financial topics with the purpose of helping each other make informed decisions about where and how they spend their money.

The site splits broadly into two sections, “Group” and “Discussion”, and whilst closely related they do have a slightly different angle of approach. A group could for instance tackle all things relevant to the subject of travel with tips on exchange rates, budget tours and cheap flights being just some possible topics. A discussion on the other hand is aimed at very specific questions and concerns. Once a member joins and adds a profile page they can then join a group or a discussion or indeed start a group or discussion of their own.

The site gives users the option to browse for groups either by popularity, alphabetically or by entering key words into a search box that match up with the relevant topic of interest.  Once this has been found a simple click on the “Join Group” tab is all that is needed to register for email alerts when any new post appears within the group.

The groups are listed by title along with a note of how many members it has and how many discussions have been posted. Starting a group is a...