Last updated on 06/11/2019.
‘Want to make money? I do’ – our number one personal finance blog comes from Mark Donald, who wants to make money and help you do the same. Monevator covers everything money – making it, saving it, growing it and (the most fun part) spending it. But for that last bit, you’ve got to get fully ‘monevated’ (that’s money-motivated). Mark’s blog aims to help, with content split into earning, investing, property, broker comparisons and ‘monevation’. We aren’t all going to get rich, but as Mark notes on the blog ‘whether you think about it or not, the fact is money rules our lives’. This fact doesn’t have to be depressing.
Here to help you save money, make money AND live the life you want, EmmaDrew.Info has an archive of helpful advice going back to 2011. Visitors for the blog have gone up as sharply as inflation – blogger Emma has managed to grow her blog into a six-figure business since its start. Offering tutorials, income reports and challenges, as well as a free six-week money saving course, Emma has also included a ‘Free Money’ section on the blog. Sounds good to us.
Blogger Jon Gutteridge started his online money making journey filling out surveys. After discovering more and more opportunities to earn a good living working from home, he decided to start sharing his knowledge over at The Money Shed. Here people can talk about their online ventures and socialise in the forum as well as create, track and maintain their achievements with the diary tool. Saving money is just as important as earning it here – members can talk money-off coupons and discount codes, too.
Business School professor Maria Nedeva started The Money Principle to help readers facing money troubles. The net worth calculator, monthly budget planner, retirement calculator and investment calculator tools on the website are tried and tested by The Money Principle, as are the solutions offered for investment, making money and controlling spending. Nothing in this life is certain, of course (other than death and taxes), but Maria’s blog promises a place where ‘you will learn how to grow income, eliminate debt, build wealth and love your life’.
5. Skint Dad
Every penny counts, particularly on Ricky and Naomi Willis’ Skint Dad. The pair share resources, tips, tricks and deals to keep more money in their readers’ pockets, cutting through the jargon to keep things practical. Don’t understand financial speak? The financial jargon buster section can help. Want the latest supermarket offers? You’ll find them with the 1p challenge under the ‘Save Money’ section. Even fakeaways and cheap recipes are covered, so maybe you can afford to take part in the Reverse Advent Calendar campaign highlighted on the blog here.
Lotty – Charlotte Burns – earns, and you can too. Covering personal finance, savings and deals, finance journalist Charlotte brings experience from her time as the original DealsHunter at MoneySavingExpert and over four years in the industry. ‘I’m addicted to finding deals and I’m bloody good at it!’ – we believe her; check out some of the recent decent deals she’s found in the ‘Freebies’ section.
Adam Buller sinks his teeth into personal finance on his blog Money Bulldog – taking a bite out of food deals (Big Macs for 99p), drink savings and streaming services. There are also answers to eternal questions such as ‘When is the best time to buy an Amazon Echo?’ and ‘Which is the cheapest mobile card reader in the UK’ as well as advice on saving money while shopping. Adam’s knowledge comes from his time in the UK mortgage market, but he’s also naturally ‘a little tight with the wallet’ (according to Mrs Buller, apparently). Who better help with your financial worries?
8. Debt Camel
Independent, impartial and not-for-profit blog Debt Camel provides solutions for keeping on track with debt repayments for readers struggling with financial issues. Blogger Sara Williams started Debt Camel in 2013 to write about the things that matter to people who have debt problems and answer their questions. Sara is a member of the Institute of Money Advisers and has been a volunteer at her local Citizens Advice in London since 2001 – her blog shares all she’s learned so far.
9. Young Money
‘Don’t get mad, get informed!’ is the advice Young Money gives its readers. Aiming to represent and empower people when it comes to their financial habits, Iona Bain works to keep her blog non-profit, authentic, independent and ethical. In fact, according to the mission section, ‘Iona’s ass is not owned by larger commercial interests’. Which is good to know, and makes for a particularly good and trustworthy blog.
Learn to be savvy with your money anywhere (not just Somerset!) with blogger Fiona Hawkes. The thrifty frugal super saver shares voucher codes, freebies, advice on saving and making money alongside some timely Thrifty Christmas suggestions. In fact, all areas of life that cost money are covered – DIY, coffee and deals on luxury holidays (to luxurious Somerset and elsewhere).
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.
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