As well as blogging, I make my living as as a personal finance journalist.
I got my start at The Daily Telegraph in 2006, where I spent eight years on the money desk. After my daughter was born in 2013, I went freelance.
Since taking the leap to leave my office job, I have written for a number of national newspapers and magazines such as The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The Observer, The Sun, The Metro and The Radio Times.
I also regularly broadcast on national television and radio programmes such as BBC News, Radio 4, Times Radio and BBC Radio 5 Live.
I do editorial consulting for major brands, social media collaborations and copywriting for the finance, parenting and retail sectors.
Recently, I started a new job as Editorial Director at Meerkat Studios, the team behind a new content arm of Compare the Market called Meerkat Your Life.
Over the last few months we’ve created a team of expert money journalists who have been writing articles that go beyond the typical personal finance topics you’d expect and explore the questions you’ve had about cash, but didn’t know you wanted to ask.
Whether you’re rolling in the dough or living in the red, our team will never tell you that you shouldn’t be spending your money – after all, you’ve worked hard for it – but our goal is to create content that will help you spend it more cleverly so you feel more confident and empowered about your finances.
If you want to know what I’m on about – check out some of the recent articles we’ve published (and I think are brilliant obvs):
- Financial lessons kids can learn from Animal Crossing and other online games
- How to ask your boss for a pay rise when there isn’t any money
- Financial Infidelity: what to do about secret debt in your relationship
- Funding Fertility: how to get a good deal when paying for treatment
- How you can use your finances to help reduce racial inequality
- Money or morals? Can you be an ethical consumer without buckets of cash?
The last year has been hard on every household, but at Meerkat Studios we’re here to help you claw your way back from the financial uncertainty that Covid created so that you can feel back on track.
Because, let’s face it, money may not buy you happiness, but it sure can buy you a few things that will make you smile – and make you feel secure – so check it out.
My first book, Your Best Friend’s Guide to Cash: Eight Things Every Woman Needs to Know About Money, was published by Harriman House in December 2014.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, I live with my daughter in West Sussex.Follow me on social media