UK Money Blogger Profile: Mr Moneyjar

This month, we catch up with UK Money Blogger and Instagram influencer Mr Moneyjar.

Why do you write about money?

Well I’m primarily an Instagrammer, and my aim is to make learning about money fun. I do this by creating engaging visuals and shareable content on topics I know people want to read about. I want to dispel the myth that finance is this boring, stuffy subject

How did you start blogging?

I started off by blogging on Medium – I have always had a passion for writing – but eventually moved over to Instagram as that’s where the engagement was. My content did much better there.

What’s your most popular post and why? 

My most popular piece of content to date is an infographic I made illustrating how much the grime artist Stormzy had pledged toward racial injustice vs a handful of US corporates in the wake of the BLM movement. Stormzy had pledged an amount totalling around half of his net worth (£10m), which was a bigger pledge than many large US corporations at the time I had created the graphic.

What’s your favourite post you’ve written, and why? 

My favourite Instagram post is an infographic I created using the Nando’s PERi PERi scale to explain how tax brackets work. It received a lot of engagement for the amount of followers I had at the time. I guess I like it because it’s playful, and it combines the familiar with the unfamiliar.

What’s your top blogging tip?

Create content that you would want to share yourself. Your content has got to make the viewer go “oooh I’ve got to show someone this!” or it won’t go anywhere!


Why are you part of UK Money Bloggers?

To connect with other UK financial writers and content creators. Up until a few years ago, almost all of the money bloggers I was aware of were from the US

Who are your three favourite UK Money Bloggers?

I have to go with the three people who influenced me to get into this in the first place. They are Martin Lewis , Andy Webb and Emmanuel Asuquo

And now…some quickfire questions

What’s your number one money tip?

Save on the day you get paid, and then spend the rest. Makes for a much easier life.

What is the best bargain you have ever bought?

When it comes to ‘cost per use’, it’s got to be my Chromebook. I bought a Chromebook  for £500 last year and I do everything on it – create content, write, run my business and work (day job).

What is a product / service you are happy to pay the extra for? 

I use a task management app on my phone called TickTick. It is my to-do list, habit tracker, calendar and notes app. I pay something like £2 a month for the premium version. Without it, my life would be a disorganised mess.

Tell us something about yourself (unrelated to your blog / money)

I was born in the States, I am a dual British and American citizen!


And finally…where can we find you on social media? 

I am @mrmoneyjar on most platforms, but I’m primarily on Instagram. Come say ‘hi!’:

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