Here’s a round-up of the Top 10 Personal Finance blogs in the UK, which aim to help you save money. This social media ranking was last updated on 07/11/2018.
Staying at the top of the pile is Monevator. Written by ‘The Investor’, aka Mark Donald, and ‘The Accumulator’, the blog provides a variety of tips and views on making, saving and growing money. You won’t find any ‘get rich quick’ schemes here but you will find plenty of posts from top tips on how you can find your ‘monevation’ or read about the latest investment news. Monevator also has helpful tools for comparing brokers, helping you get your head around the maths.
Created back in 2014 by Jon Gutteridge, The Money Shed started out as a forum to share ways of making money online. The Money Shed forum is home to thousands of members who post about everything to do with earning some cash online, from tips for beginners to advice on selling items online or getting cash from entering competitions. With a section dedicated to saving money too, you’ll find creative ways to save money and tips on how to budget.
Maria Nedeva turned her own personal money management adventure into The Money Principle to help others pay off their debt and turn their finances around. The Money Principle covers everything related to personal finance, from how you can increase your earnings to getting your head around investing and making it fun. There’s also some handy tools you can use, including a monthly budget planner and a retirement calculator.
Adam Buller created Money Bulldog back in 2012 to try to help people who were struggling with their personal finances after the financial crisis. With a background in finance, Adam brings his knowledge to the blog providing tips on how to get out of debt, increase your net worth or budget for your family. Money Bulldog has plenty of money-saving advice, from top tips for buying on eBay to how an Amazon Echo can save you money.
5. Skint Dad
A brand-new entry into the ranking is Skint Dad, the creation of husband and wife team, Ricky and Naomi Willis. Skint Dad started back in 2013 when they shared their ideas on how to save money and be financially better off. Keeping readers posted about the latest offers and cash-back schemes to get involved in, they also share tips on how to eat cheaply and make money from competitions. Skint Dad also has helpful sections on how to save and manage money, including a helpful jargon buster and how to be smart with your household bills.
6. Finance Girl
Julie Cheung is Manchester-based blogger with a passion for personal finance behind top blog Finance Girl. She originally started the blog as a way to document her own financial journey, as she learnt more about finance she decided to share her thoughts on everything money, from savings ideas to alternative investments. Finance Girl is full of helpful posts, from how to afford your creature comforts as a student to the best buy-to-let areas in Manchester.
Created by Iona Bain back in 2011, The Young Money Blog was designed to help young people become savvier with their finances. Since then, Iona has become a big name in the world of finance blogs, appearing on BBC Radio 4 and ITV Tonight, she also speaks at a number of conferences and events to educate young people on personal finance. Not only has Iona created the award-winning The Young Money Blog but she’s also published a book, Spare Change, which was ranked one of the top five feminist books of 2016.
8. Debt Camel
Another new entry to our ranking is Debt Camel. Created back in 2013 by Sara Williams, Debt Camel shares her experience as working as a debt advisor at her local Citizens Advice with people who have money worries. Sara’s jargon-free approach to providing debt information and solutions makes Debt Camel a user-friendly blog for anyone with questions about how to tackle their debts.
Adam Piplica, founder of Magical Penny, started his blog back in 2007 just months before the financial crash. With a goal of helping people grow their pennies into pounds, Magical Penny challenges the idea that investments are just for the rich and makes them accessible to all. Training to be a financial advisor and keen to learn as much as possible about the world of money, Adam has turned his passion into one of the most successful money blogs out there.
10. Miss Thrifty
Miss Thrifty is the creation of Karyn Fleeting, bringing lifestyle advice and personal finance together in one blog. Always on the lookout for a bargain, Miss Thrifty has plenty of discounts you won’t want to miss and tips on how to make your money go further. From handy hints like making brown parcel paper stand out to saving for a mortgage deposit, Karyn uses her light-hearted style to make personal finance fun.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these Personal Finance blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.