Spend less – We love saving money. We can’t get enough of it. Whether it’s cutting out coupons, hunting out the best discount brands or switching utility suppliers, we just love to find ways to cut down our costs. Luckily for our readers, we love to share everything we know about cutting costs.
Make more – Living on a budget means every extra bit of money coming in helps. Earning money in your spare time, turning your hobby into a business or getting a job as a part-time scarecrow (yes really!) are all potential ways you can boost your income. We’re constantly looking for ways to help our readers get extra cash.
Live well – You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your happiness just because money is tight. With a bit of imagination, creativity and help you can thrive when you’re living on a budget. We know the way and we’ll share it with you.
MoneyAware is part of StepChange Debt Charity, the UK’s leading debt advice charity. We help hundreds of thousands of people to deal with their debts. The MoneyAware blog was established in 2010 as a place to share money-saving tips, budgeting help and the latest debt news.
Meet the MoneyAware team
Rory, James, Rachel, Jenny and Peer form the StepChange Debt Charity Digital Content team. With years of experience in debt advice, social media and writing reet good stuff, we’re here to help you understand the minefield of consumer credit and what you can do to avoid debt problems.
Rory Marshall joined the MoneyAware team in 2014 after working as a debt advisor and helpline advisor for the charity. His background is in banking and finance, but his passion is digital media and technology. Rory has visited half of all the countries in the EU and aims to eventually visit them all…one day!
James Winterbottom has been a debt advisor for many years. Away from work he is an amateur app developer and writes fiction. James is a lifelong supporter of Huddersfield Town football club, which suggests he is either very loyal or very daft. He also likes to talk about himself in the third person in bio pages.
Rachel Connor has been with the charity for more than five years, starting in Helpline before joining the MoneyAware team in 2012. Rach enjoys travelling, video games and creative writing in her spare time (currently penning her first in a series of novels). She had a previous life as head writer on Cartoon Network’s Ed Edd n Eddy. She also writes comics for Regular Show and Adventure Time.
Peer Lawther is a social media planner and doer for StepChange Debt Charity after working in online marketing for museums, video game companies and more. He’s walked to the top of every mountain and hill in the Lake District. Twice.
Jenny Carter joined the team in October 2014 with a background in ecommerce and copywriting. She enjoys cooking, adventures in new places and drawing but would describe her style as more ‘advanced doodling’.
Becca Drury is the latest addition to the MoneyAware team joining in November 2016, with a background in e-commerce and social media management. She enjoys live music, travel (especially trying local delicacies) and loves reading vintage sci-fi novels. She’s an excellent dancer and loves researching money-saving tips.
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