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.
The award winning EmmaDrew.info is written by Emma herself and offers real people ways to get the most out of their earnings and make extra money. Awards won include Best Money Making Blog 2016 (UK Money Blogger Awards) and Best Frugal and Thrift Blog 2016 (UK Money Blogger Awards).
One of the most recent posts on Emma Drew’s blog is a guest post by Francesca from Pennies to Pounds. It looks at the invisible costs of being in full-time employment and how to reduce your outgoings on things like your everyday commute and lunching habits. Some of these points might seem obvious, but they really do add up overtime.
You Could Save
A Times Top 20 Best British Personal Financial Blog winner, this blog written by Peter Millikin offers consumers well-written and honest articles on available money services.
One of their most recent posts is a great one focusing on how you can save money on your mortgage. This includes using savings to offset your mortgage, as well as overpaying the mortgage as much as you can without being charged. A very helpful article, especially if you are a first time buyer.
A Life Less Conventional
This blog kicked off in March 2016 so it’s pretty fresh on the scene. Though, you wouldn’t know it looking at the beautiful aesthetics of their web page. It was set up in the hope that the authors (who remain nameless) could one day achieve FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early).
That Lifestyle Inflation Trap is a very interesting post on surfing the wave that is lifestyle inflation – about saving up for large investments that you can’t really afford, and living truly for yourself without the need to impress others with your assets.
Feast Style Thrive
Hannah is the author of Feast Style Thrive – a guide to getting the finer things in life – fashion, food and fun experiences – by being clever with your money.
With a super helpful problem and solution kind of layout, this post talks the reasons why you probably don’t have as much money in your bank account as you would like, and what you can do about it!