I’ve very overexcited to be writing a new financial column for Woman&Home magazine, and the first issue is out now!
Grab a copy of the July issue, with Jane Fonda on the cover, and you can find out why I’m so passionate about helping people make the most of their money, and how I save money across all areas of our family life.
What’s the new Woman& Home column all about?
I’ll be writing a money-saving column every month, packed with thrifty tips to help you spend smarter and bag bargains.
I really believe that money isn’t boring – it can set you free.
Money brings the choice to move home, walk away from a bad relationship or leave a job that isn’t working for you. But lack of money – or mounting debt – can destroy lives. I’m used to writing articles for newspapers like The Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times, so it’s brilliant to reach women who might need to know more about money through different channels.
In this first column, I also talk about what a difference managing money has made to my own life, with our big move from London to Suffolk. We were very lucky to be able to to take advantage of rising property prices, but we couldn’t have done it if we’d been drowning in debt. Find out where we make the biggest savings and how!
In future, I’ll be covering what I’m up to on the financial front, need-to-know money issues and – crucially – the best bargains to make the most of your cash. Savvy spending, bill slashing and nabbing great deals can all help your money go further. The column will include thrifty tips and tricks right across home, holidays, hobbies, family life, food and fashion.
How did it happen?
The column all came about after I won a place on the JD Williams Don’t Tell Me I Can’t mentoring competition earlier this year.
I spent a week in London working with the Good to Know website, and learning new social media skills from the experts, and then went up to Manchester to be part of a panel discussion at the first ever Don’t Tell Me I Can’t event (my post all about it).
That’s when I got to hear an inspiring talk by Kath Hall, editor of Woman&Home, about the opportunities for women in the prime of life. Afterwards, we talked about the importance for women in particular to make the most of their money – and now I’ll be sharing money-saving ideas through my column!
How to get Woman&Home for less
Do grab a copy while you can. Woman&Home costs £4.50, but when I bought one for my mother in WHSmith, they were selling Woman&Home July issue together with Woman&Home’s Feel Good Food magazine at £5.50 for both.
Alternatively, Magazines Direct offers bargain subscriptions to Woman&Home, so you could get it with up to 50% off, at £29.99 for a year (click here to see subscription offers*)
Over to you
It feels very strange to see myself on the pages of a glossy magazine. My husband wanted to know why I’d mentioned his age and not mine (snort I get to write it) and whether they’d photoshopped my picture, as I looked slimmer (charming).
Now over to you – any queries about the column? Any key areas where you’d love money-saving info and tips? Do share in the comments!
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