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The 6 best UK personal finance blogs

The 6 best UK personal finance blogs
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If you’re looking for good financial advice, you don’t have to look very far in the digital world. Here are six of the best UK personal finance blogs.

1. The Humble Penny

The Humble Penny is the brainchild of Ken Okoroafor who became financially independent at the age of 34.

The blog includes ideas on generating more income, saving money on household bills, managing debt and general money management. Okoroafor is married with two children, and many of his blog posts focus on how families can live cost-effectively.

The Humble Penny also has a YouTube channel and a presence on Facebook and Instagram.

2. MamaFurFur

Glasgow-based Jennifer Kempson is the founder of MamaFurFur, a blog and YouTube channel with more than two million views. MamaFurFur also has a presence on Facebook and Instagram.

The blog has articles on family budgeting, saving money and earning extra money. It also covers ways to tackle different types of debt, and Kempson draws from her own experience of paying off £22,000 in three years.

As well as articles on UK personal finance, there are also articles on investing.

3. Be clever with your cash

Be clever with your cash was founded by journalist Andy Webb. As well as his blog, he has a YouTube channel and regularly publishes podcasts that are accessible from his website. He also has a presence on Facebook and Instagram.

The blog gives information useful for consumers looking for the best deals on financial products. It includes articles on bank switching, interest overdraft rates, and the best savings accounts.

4. Miss Lolly

Miss Lolly is the blog of Lisa Conway-Hughes, author of the book ‘Money Lessons’. The blog offers advice based on her 15 years’ experience as a financial advisor. Miss Lolly also has a presence on Instagram.

Her blog includes a step-by-step guide to buying a home and information on the cost of a wedding, budgeting while on holiday and the difference between a lifetime ISA and a help to buy ISA.

There are also podcasts available on her website, covering various personal finance subjects relevant to a UK audience. These are produced in collaboration with Molly Benjamin, founder of ‘She’s on the Money’.

5. Skint Dad

Ricky Willis is Skint Dad. He created the blog in collaboration with his wife Naomi. He also has a YouTube channel and a presence on Facebook and Instagram.

One key feature of the blog is a focus on the different ways in which you can earn and save money. These include everything from getting paid to take surveys to earning cash from shopping receipts.

The blog also offers the latest money-saving deals offered by supermarkets and gives good advice on how to avoid overspending.

6. Finance Girl

Finance Girl is Manchester blogger Julie Cheung. She originally started the blog as a way of documenting her financial journey.

She offers advice on all things personal finance in the UK. Topics include getting a mortgage, ways to tackle debt, improving your credit score and different ways to make money. She also offers advice on travelling and retirement.

Take home

The above blogs tackle a range of UK personal finance subjects. They offer sound information if you are looking for financial education.

However, if you are experiencing financial problems, you may need some extra help. For free, impartial advice, contact Citizen’s Advice or National Debtline.

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