Every month we round-up the top articles from our money blogging network, as chosen by the bloggers themselves. Here are the ones to read from August 2016.
Katy Stevens: “I’ve chosen this post because overspending is often what causes a big hole in family finances. Here are my top tips to avoid overspending.”
Kelly Eroglu: “I have chosen this post as it shows that you can save a fortune by making your own Thai food at home rather than pay a fortune for a takeaway or eating out.”
Thai pork mince with a tomato and coriander salad less than 60p per person.
Emma Drew: “I’ve chosen this post because visiting Disney World is really expensive, so it is good to know that there are loads of money saving hacks along the way.”
Sara Williams: “Amex became the latest credit card to slash cash back benefits this month. But there are great 0% balance transfers on offer – this article look at what you need to look out for when choosing one.”
Jenni Hill: “I’ve chosen this post because when I first started saving money two years ago, I planned to save a deposit to buy a home of my own. But in recent months my plans have changed. In this post I share 5 reasons I’ve decided to postpone home ownership and make the most of renting for now.”
Andy Webb: “I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to switching bank accounts, so this post can hopefully show people it’s well worth looking into.”
Francesca Mason: “I’ve chosen this post because I would love for it to help some people control their impulse spending – which can be a killer for a carefully planned out budget!”
Martyna Sroka-Lalewicz: “I did choose this post because coming to London on a budget may be tricky for big families.”
Faith Archer: “I’ve chosen this post because packed lunches can mean serious savings compared to eating out, so here are my top tips for fast and frugal food.”
Ricky Willis: “I’ve chosen this post because the line between frugal living and being a downright cheapskate is a fine one.”
Maria Nedeva: “I’ve selected this post because it shifts the perspective on spending from ‘buying things’ to ‘paying for experience’: an important one that brings more joy from spending in our lives.”
David Taylor: “I chose this after losing a lot of weight and realising just how many new clothes I was going to need!”
Lee Balders: “I’ve struggled with practicing what I preach this month – even after writing this, I’m still finding it hard to gather enthusiasm for selling off unneeded items for extra cash.”
Lesley Negus: “I chose this post because sometimes being frugal creates a mindset of going without and I wanted to say, this is what I do with discretionary spending. It generated some nice comments.”
Lynn James: “I chose this post as its one of my favourites. An update to an older post where I share my experience of going to uni. What financial advice I would give to my 18 year old self. Including lots of money making and saving tips.”
Student Money Advice – What would I say to my 18-year-old self?
Cass Bailey: “I chose this because with Christmas just around the corner I’m sure there’ll be lots of people trying to find ways to make some extra money.”
Nicola Richardson: “I’ve chose this post as a lot of people I know at the moment are struggling, me included, and I hope this has helped some get back on track!”
Mike Rawson: “I’ve chosen this post because I feel that long-term thinking is one of the most important and most difficult financial disciplines.”
Michelle Rice: “I chose this post because with GBBO starting people spend ridiculous amounts on baking ingredients and equipment that isn’t necessary.”
Lisa Kaveney: “My top tips for anyone starting university this year.”