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Sunday 25th August 2019
Lynn James

Lynn James

Winner of UK Money Blogger 2017 best parent and money blog. Radio presenter on SG1 Radio. Author of Blogging Your Way To Riches. Seen on BBC, ITV, HuffPo.

Debt repayment – my journey so far

I have a history with debt. I opened my first credit card when I was 18. That first trip to my university bank saw me leaving with a ‘free’ overdraft and credit card. Of course, they weren’t free, but this was my introduction to borrowing and the start of my ‘buy now pay for it…

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I agree with Prince Harry: Fortnite should be banned

So Prince Harry has called for Fortnite to be banned in the UK, questioning the benefit it brings to households. I have three boys and the two eldest have been playing Fortnite for the past three months. I can see a change in them, and I must agree with Harry. In January of this year…

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Why I think the “FIRE Movement” for financial independence is unrealistic

As a blogger I read a lot of online posts and articles about personal finance. A newish trend that has popped up a lot is people writing about financial independence, the FIRE movement. FIRE = financially independent retire early. There are many stories of people who have built up enough savings/investments to generate passive income…

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My experience of emotional spending

I write about money for a living, but this doesn’t make me perfect when it comes to management of money. Far from it! I am well known for sharing my stories of financial challenges but more importantly how I overcome them and learn for the future. I can offer guidance to others on all sorts…

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This might sound weird but…start saving for Christmas 2019 now!

Have you dared to look at your Christmas spending yet? Has the credit card bill come in yet, so you can face what Christmas cost you? I have faced mine and it’s scary. This year I am starting to save for Christmas right now. I have a credit card that I pay off in full…

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