Thursday 22nd March 2018
Michael Taggart

Michael Taggart

Mouthy Blogger

Ex journo turned PR-y type. As likely to be found ranting about trains or his misspent youth as doing anything useful.

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…


Southern Rail must die

As Southern Rail workers conduct another strike, meaning more misery for thousands, Mouthy Money blogger and commuter MICHAEL TAGGART imagines a Kafkaesque solution. It’s 4.03am and I’m having dark thoughts again; violent thoughts. The cat mutters contentedly at the foot of the bed – probably dreaming of fish. I’m not dreaming of fish. I’m staring…



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