There are the big, well known bloggers that you may already be aware of, writing about money and frugality. The likes of Emma Drew, Katy Kicker, Diary of a Frugal Family, Skint Dad, Jack Monroe and so on. But then there are some brilliant blogs that are less obvious and could easily fall under your radar. Here are 10 UK money saving blogs for you to check out.
If you want to save money, make extra money and make the best of what you have, there is lots of inspiration and good ideas to be found within these blogs. So much creativity and expertise!
This is in no way a comprehensive list and I know I am going to forget some really good UK money saving blogs. Maybe there will be a sequel!
10 UK money saving blogs you need to read
1# Much more with less
As well as being a finance journalist and Woman and Home columnist, Faith blogs about her life living in the Suffolk countryside.
As well as useful posts on saving money, such as How to slash your budget to the bone, she writes about family, fitness and food.
If you have kids, you might appreciate this post on how to entertain them for less.
2# Broke girl in the city
Marie Ellis at Broke Girl in the City is based in London, so there is plenty of information on cheap deals in the city, but her posts aren’t exclusively London-centric.
She documented her experience reclaiming money from the now defunct pay day loan company Wonga, and includes a lot of information generally about pay day loans. She also writes about frugal living and saving money (such as this post on updating your wardrobe on a budget) and includes lots of money-related news.
3# The Money Fox
Formerly From Pennies to Pounds, the Money Fox has charted Francesca’s journey to become debt free. She shares her knowledge on conquering your debt, making money and saving money.
A good place to start is her post How to get out of debt even on a small income.
4# Charlotte Musha
Charlotte and her husband have been working their way out of debt using the Dave Ramsey baby steps method. and there are lots of posts on saving money. Her blog also charts her money making exploits, including the launch of a business with her sister.
5# The Grumpy Git
Scott at the Grumpy Git is a consumer champion who keeps his readers up to date with current scams, gives information on thorny topics such as potholes and GDPR laws, and alerts them to issues such as exploding candles from Aldi! A recent post that you might find helpful in the current climate is Your rights if an airline or travel company goes bust.
Scott has recently had the dreaded corona but is on the mend, so I wish him well.
6# The Money Whisperer
Financial coach and qualified chartered accountant Emma is in the perfect situation to advise others on how to manage their money.
On her blog Emma aims to improve your financial education. Fancy investing but you are intimidated? She has a series of posts for beginners, such as The difference between saving and investing.
Worried about your income during this pandemic? Read her post Securing your finances if you still have income during this crisis.
Like Scott, Emma also fell victim to covid-19 and fortunately is also recovering.
7# Lady Janey
Lady Janey’s blog is all about celebrating the best standards of customer service, whilst highlighting and challenging the worst.
If you have experienced poor customer service, read Lady Janey’ post How to complain simply but effectively & where to get help when you need it.
If you have had to cancel a holiday, this post explains all about cancellations and refunds.
8# Looking after your pennies
This is a blog with topics I can totally relate to on many aspects of frugality. Charlotte writes about personal finance issues, focussing on making and saving money but, like Shoestring Cottage, her blog also has a green vibe.
If you are just beginning your journey to frugality you should read Charlottes’ post Simple Steps to Extreme Frugal Living. Shook by the recent shortage of loo roll? Then take a look at How to Make Family Cloth.
9# Tuppeny’s FIREplace
Tuppeny, otherwise known as Mrs 2P, writes about her journey from penniless single mum in her teens to planning early retirement with her husband. This is the FIRE part of her blog name: Financial Independence Retire Early, which I wrote about here.
She writes about saving money on food, such as in this post, 30 of the best cheap foods to buy when you are broke, free things to do, how to live more frugally and money posts such as How to pay off your mortgage early.
10# Thrifty Londoner
Thrifty Londoner could be seen as fairly niche. You might think you need to live in London to really appreciate Laura’s blog. However, that’s not the whole story. She also has posts that will be appreciated by millennials living pretty much anywhere, such as How to make extra money whilst on furlough, and How to find great vintage clothes on eBay.
If you do live in the capital, there are some very interesting and useful posts on free things to do in London. I am way past being a millennial, but I found this blog a good read too.
Have you discovered any gems when reading UK money saving blogs? I would love to hear your recommendations in the comments.