All about… The Money Whisperer
The Money Whisperer, run by Emma Maslin, is a blog that helps readers to be in control of their finances and make the most of the money they have. We interviewed Emma about her blogging journey and her top money tips.
Tell us about your blog.
Why do you write about money?
I worked for 15 years in the finance industry, initially in a Big 4 accountancy firm and since returning from maternity leave, as a finance manager in the early years and education sector.
A lot of my mummy friends used to come to me with financial questions. I do plenty of financial research to invest and grow my own family’s wealth, so to share on my blog seemed an easy extension of this research I was already doing.
It’s important to me that people of my generation who learnt no formal financial literacy at school have access to information so that they can make good choices for themselves and their children.
How did you start blogging?
I’d been thinking about it for a while but I wanted to learn more about the digital world and blogging is as good a way as any, especially when a lot of promoting your blog involves social media as well.
What’s your most popular post and why?
I work part-time in the childcare industry at the moment and I’ve written a couple of honest reviews of the chaos that is the government’s new tax-free childcare scheme and 30 hours funding. They have been really well received by the childcare sector and parents alike as there has been so much miscommunication that people just want a dose of reality.
As bloggers we can provide an influential viewpoint on anything from politics to technology; I’m proud to be using my voice to educate in this instance.
What’s your favourite post you’ve written, and why?
I am most proud of this post because through my blogging journey, I really hope that I am an inspiration to my girls to succeed in the digital world they have been born in to. A world where anyone can be someone through social media and a digital presence.
What’s your number one money tip?
Pay yourself first each month.
Rather than waiting for the end of the month to see what is left to save after you’ve paid all your outgoings, set up a standing order to go into a savings account as soon as you are paid.
What’s your top blogging tip?
Why are you part of UK Money Bloggers?