The economy is finally beginning to show signs of recovery and after years of tightened purse strings, the nation’s finances are looking a little healthier. However, although there is a sense of optimism for the future of the UK’s economy, many individuals are still looking for ways to save money and make their cash go further.
For this reason, the web is filled with an abundance of money saving superheroes, keen to help civilians to save money where they can while rescuing those on a debt filled path of self-destruction.
There are so many insightful money savers to find online that it can be difficult to know where to start. So we’ve selected just ten of the best savvy superheroes to help you to manage your personal savings.
Maria knows first-hand how much pressure debt can cause. She was once overwhelmed with a consumer debt of £100,000, but after vowing to change her ways as part of a New Year’s resolution, she managed to pay off the debt within three years, learning plenty of valuable lessons along the way.
She says: “I believe smart people can win the Game of Wealth if they do two things: learn and act.”
Blog: The Money Principle
A Thrifty Mrs
A Thrifty Mrs’ advice is realistic but fun, helping you to get on the straight and narrow without boring you to death. Top tips range from cutting open cosmetic packages to ensure that you get every drop, to things to ask yourself before de-cluttering your wardrobe.
Blog: A Thrifty Mrs
If you want to make money, invest, save to splash on your grandkids, this is the website for you. Rather than telling budding money savers what to do, The Investor and The Accumulator aim to inspire and encourage. They’re also realistic and know that you probably don’t have time to spend yours evenings cutting coupons out of magazines.
Dr Ros Altmann
No matter what the financial problem, Dr Ros can fight it. She’s skilled in the art of pensions, savings, annuities and economics. She helps ordinary members of the public and is talented at explaining complex financial or economic issues to your layperson.
Blog: Pensions and Savings
Ricky knows only too well how difficult life can be when you find yourself on the slippery financial slope. In 2013 he began to realise that he and his family were surviving on the breadline and he vowed to turn his life around.
Blog: Skint Dad
Annie lived off credit cards and overdrafts for longer than she cares to remember. When her debt got too much, she began to hunt for cheaper ways of living the life that she wanted. Now she shares her words of wisdom with others in the hope that she can inspire others to be careful with their finances.
Blog: Savvy Annie
Weddings have long been known as an expensive affair that can take years to save up for and can fill the lives of newly married couples with stresses and strains. Over at Pretty Thrifty, Shelley Richmond claims to write for thrifty lovers with more sense than money. She offers expert advice designed for those who are planning a wedding to ensure that dreams are reached without a hefty price tag.
Blog: Pretty Thrifty
Emma will go to great lengths to get her hands on a good deal, whether that involves listing all of her belongings on eBay or mystery shopping at restaurants. She has an honest approach to blogging and all her tips are tried and tested to give a personal insight.
Blog: From Aldi to Harrods
Money magpie is the place to be for money savers looking for their next fix. Whether you’re looking to make quick cash from the comfort of your own computer, invest in something worthwhile or ensure you’re paying the correct tax, this is the perfect website for you. Editor, Jasmine Birtles is a talented finance journalist, expert, author, pundit and presenter.
Blog: Money Magpie
Having a baby can be a costly experience and sometimes you need a few tips and tricks from experienced mums to ensure that it is as rewarding financially as it is emotionally. Becky Goddard-Hill is a stay at home mum of 2 and has spent five years bringing up her children on a low budget while sharing money-saving tips along the way.
Blog: Baby Budgeting
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