Saturday 22nd February 2020
Michael Taggart

Michael Taggart

Mouthy Blogger

Ex journo turned media agency founder. As likely to be found ranting about trains or his misspent youth as doing anything useful.

Introducing our writers

They are students, mothers, artists, job-seekers, office workers, political activists – everyday people facing everyday money challenges.  Meet Mouthy Money’s new writers – they tell stories about their financial lives, dreams, successes and failures. And their words won’t just twang your heartstrings or make you clutch your sides with laughter – though they’ll certainly do…


Brexiteers heaped lies upon poisonous lies…we need a People’s Vote

The moral case for putting the terms of our exit from the EU to the citizens of Britain – something that has never been done – is irresistible. We now know Vote Leave, the official campaign backed by the high priests of torch-it-all Brexiteerism, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, cheated by breaking spending limits. This…


Money Web Issue #1: your weekly round up of the best of British blogging

There’s an increasingly big and brilliant haul of stories and advice out there about the pounds in our pockets. Each week, we’ll scour the best of the UK’s personal finance blogs and tell you what caught our eye. Monevator For those interested in modern online lenders – the type that are taking borrowers off banks…


My left foot: is it all over for our would-be marathon runner?

Quick update cos we need to talk. Okay, you know that thing in my JustGiving ‘Story’? The thing where I say it’s ‘at least 50% likely’ I won’t be able to do what it is I’ve promised to do (i.e. run the Budapest Marathon)? You thought I was joking…but I wasn’t. I’m now giving myself…

Marathon Running

Five marathon training tricks for the over-40s

  I will run my first marathon this October in Budapest, rather than London, which is where I work, or Brighton, my hometown. I opted for an October race because it means you get to train when it’s relatively warm, light and sunny. Even in Britain. Those other marathons are in April, meaning you have…


Mouthy Money’s scientific guide to spending yourself happy

When clever people, like Benjamin Franklin say clever stuff like this… ‘Money has never made man happy, nor will it…’ …there is an assumption that they are speaking a higher truth. But they’re not! Something like 76% of the time, they’re communicating out of their bottoms – and this, Mr Franklin, was one of those…



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