All about… The Female Money Doctor
The connection between wellness and wealth is far-reaching, and Nikki from The Female Money Doctor combines her knowledge of both fields to great effect. We found out how she helps get her readers into sound financial health.
Tell us about your blog.
Why do you write about money?
As a doctor, I see how money worries affect health in both physical and non-physical ways.
I want to get the message out there that good money management skills are within everyone’s reach, and by being more empowered, health improves. I especially want more women to be empowered, because when women do well, society does too.
How did you start blogging?
I really enjoy writing, and I have been complimented on posts I had written before on medical topics. I decided that my passion for money management was something I would be happy to write about long term, so I just got started and started taking action by writing a weekly blog post.
What’s your most popular post and why?
I think this post was popular because it was a collaboration of money-saving tips from women who were either planning a wedding, or had recently got married. I wanted to highlight the rising costs of weddings, and to try and encourage a different approach that didn’t involve spending huge amounts of money!
What’s your favourite post you’ve written, and why?
A lesson I have learnt about money from the NHS. I really enjoyed writing this post, because it was based on something I have learned about in my day-job as a GP registrar.
I wrote about the #last1000days campaign that my local hospital was running. This is about ensuring elderly patients leave hospital as quickly as possible to preserve their quality of life, and honour the preciousness of potentially their last 1000 days.
It inspired me to write about budgeting as a means to live an amazing life now, and not only in retirement.
What’s your number one money tip?
To always always always keep an emergency fund of £500 – £1000 – you never know when you might need it!
What’s your top blogging tip?
Persevere – everyone starts small. I have faith that I’m on the right path to my life goals.
Why are you part of UK Money Bloggers?
I wanted to be part of a community of money-bloggers. I love how we all have the same mission, but we each have our own unique style and flare!