MT Week - A little announcement (or two)
In place of the usual newsletter this week, I wanted to make two little announcements.
It’s a highly regarded award for the industry and I’m up against some stellar bloggers, including previous winners.
Blogger of the Year is a new category this year and the results will be announced in July, so fingers crossed for me.
Some of you will remember that last year, Money Talk was shortlisted in the Blog of the Year category, which brings me to my next little announcement.
Money Talk turned two today!
I can’t believe the little project that I started during the first lockdown, when I was furloughed from my day job, is still going strong.
As anyone who has ever put together a weekly newsletter will know, there’s a lot of work involved.
Not just the research and the writing but also getting the word out there so more people would read it.
The last year has been particularly tough as lockdowns ended, life returned to semi-normality and I went back to working full time.
Much of it meant Saturdays tied to the laptop instead of making the most of this renewed freedom.
I also went freelance and started travelling more for work, which meant more odd hours working on Money Talk and trying to plan ahead so I don’t drop the ball.
The newsletter this week for example comes from my hotel room and the airport lounge in Helsinki.
Part of what’s kept me going is that over the last two years, I’ve saved family and friends, as well as myself of course, hundreds of pounds a year by sharing insights from experts and covering topics that are too niche for mainstream presses.
But of course, as with any project, its success depends on support from others.
Many of you have already signed up for the annual subscription - it’s just £10 a year right now.
But even by opening the newsletter every week and sharing it with your friends, it can help me grow Money Talk.
So if you have a moment right now, please do forward it onto someone you know who might be interested in personal finance content, especially for freelancers.
Meanwhile, as they say, normal programming will resume next week.
Think someone you know might like Money Talk? Why not forward them this edition?
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Instant access savings account: Chase Saver 1.5% AER (linked to the Chase current account)
Regular savings account:
First Direct Regular Saver 3.5% AER (pay in up to £300 a month)
Natwest Digital Regular Saver 3.3% AER (pay in up to £150 a month, with higher rate paid up to £1,000)
RBS Digital Regular Saver 3.3% AER (pay in up to £150 a month, with higher rate paid up to £1,000)
Remember, you can always find the full archive over at heymoneytalk.co.uk.