The top 20 UK personal finance heavyweights on Twitter
If you believe the headlines Twitter is either a platform for footballers to trade racial slurs, an opportune location for bitter badinage between warring tycoons, an ideal place to shout abuse at z-list celebrities or a constant feed of instagram coffee cup snaps.
Thankfully, while the nation’s sensationalist tabloid sub-editors aren’t completely off the mark, it’s also so much more…
Betwixt the mundane trending topics, the trolling nutcases, the spambots and the idiosyncratic chatter of the great unwashed there’s actually a lot of fascinating fellows worth following.
For money savers in particular, the opportunity to get the latest news, offers and advice straight from market leading websites, informed journalists and resourceful bloggers is a real fillip.
Saving you the time and effort of finding these tip-top tweeters yourself, the team at Quidblog runs through 20 of the best…
Hannah, who works for money.co.uk, is a great source for breaking deals, vouchers and money saving news. Particularly good follow for food and drink discounts!
Peter Millikin’s blog www.youcouldsave.co.uk is popular for a reason - it’s because he knows his stuff. Many tweets are personal but in addition to his site’s blogs there are also useful retweets of other worthy articles.
The very personable creator of award winning website www.miss-thrifty.co.uk tweets on all manner of subjects from fashion to finance and was the winner of the 2011 Cosmopolitan Best Lifestyle Blog.
No money saving Twitter list would be complete with the master himself. The brains behind www.moneysavingexpert.com, which he recently sold to Money Supermarket for £87 million, Martin Lewis is the country’s most famous personal finance guru.
Editor of the Guardian’s money section, Hilary Osborne has considerable journalistic experience in the personal finance arena. She tweets in a personal capacity.
Great deals, great advice, insightful blog links and more. Money Magpie is one of the most useful twitter follows for those looking to put a little extra cash in their pocket.
Sarah Pennells, the founder and editor of www.savvywoman.co.uk, a finance website to help women get more from their money is a regular tweeter and always ready to interact with followers.
Financial agony aunt Annie Shaw writes for the Daily Express, is the money expert for Radio London 94.9 and also founded www.cashquestions.com. She’s a veritable treasure trove of useful information.
Mail on Sunday journalist Jeff Prestridge is great at retweeting interesting financial news articles and has recently proved his charitable credentials by running 10 marathons in 10 days.
Personal finance reporter for the Telegraph, Richard Evans has his finger on the financial pulse and the tweet button.
Mortgage rates, petrol pump price rises and the banking crisis, financial PR and freelance money journalist Andrew Hagger covers it all.
Describing himself as a ‘hapless journalist and occasional goalscorer’ we’re happy to believe the latter, but can assure readers that Independent journalist Simon Read certainly isn’t the former.
We could hardly write this article without a cheeky mention for the main @Quidco account which relays all the latest cashback and voucher deals and our own @Quidblog handle where you can keep up to date with the latest blogs.
@paullewismoney (as recommended by @CashQuestions)
Financial journalist Paul Lewis has been running his self titled blog (www.paullewis.co.uk) for over 16 years and has twice been crowned Headline Money Broadcast Journalist of the Year for his work on the BBC's Money Box show. "My head capitalist; my heart socialist; my soul anarchist" is how he describes himself...
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