Thursday 20th June 2024

Money Web Issue #5: your weekly round up of the best of British blogging

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.

Diary of a Frugal Family

Helping Your Parents With Money

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This super blog is all about the family and frugal lifestyle of Cass – mum, blogger and Deputy Editor of UK Money Bloggers. Unsurprisingly (because it’s awesome), Diary of a Frugal Family won best Family Finances blog at the 2016 SHOMOS.

This touching post is about how Cass is reaching out to help her parents, financially, and how you can help yours, too. In a nut shell, her three tips include talking about it, switching energy providers and looking into pension credit.

Can’t Swing a Cat

5 Signs Your Partner is Holding You Back Financially

Can’t Swing a Cat is written by the lovely Jenni Hill. It’s dedicated to helping you improve your financial situation and saving for the future without sacrificing your happiness in the present.

Hill tells us that, since our finances are the result of so many variables, it’s perfectly natural and healthy for your partner to come from completely different financial backgrounds. But despite your many differences, it’s vital that you share some common ground. The post outlines five signs that your partner is doing your finances no good. An eye opening read!

‘Your long term romantic relationship is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make.’ Tonya Rapley of My Fab Finance

Homely Economics

Can You Really Make Money From Your Blog?

Barbados born Lee has a wealth of life experiences which all combine to make her blog, Homely Economics.

Lee writes here about her intention to make money from blogging where she writes about saving, managing and making money! This informative piece is super useful for anyone wishing to delve into a money blogging career. Fab stuff!

My Money Cottage

What is a Debt Management Plan?

My Money Cottage is a great blog which brings a range of money tips and advice.

Their latest post – on debt management – talks about debt management plans, what they are, how they work and who should use them. So, if a debt management plan is something that you are considering, this is a very good read.

Money Girl

How Saving Has Helped Me Quit My Job Twice!

Money Girl is a blog founded by Emma Flaherty, who was underwhelmed by the financial advice available to women, so started her own super blog!

One of her more recent blog posts talks about how saving helped her quit her job twice, and what freedom it has afforded her in her 30s. It includes some great tips including the importance of saving your pay rises, which we thought was very clever!

The Mini Millionaire

How I Made Over £20,000 Tax Free By Matched Betting In 2016

The Mini Millionaire is a very interesting blog, documenting Cora Harrison’s journey to becoming a millionaire!

In a recent post, Harrison covered matched betting – this is essentially a risk free way to make tax-free cash, so long as you follow the rules to the letter. Cora goes into details about it and how she made £20k tax free cash in 2016.

Phoebe Burrows

Mouthy blogger

A recent music graduate, Phoebe is writing her way through her first job.

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