Twitter is a great place to keep up to date with the latest news and gossip from your friends and celebrities. However, it’s also an ideal way of finding out about brilliant offers, discounts and vouchers that can save you money, as well as getting tips and tricks for saving and advice on financial problems – all by following some personal finance accounts.
There are many personal finance bloggers and social media gurus out there – but who’s really worth a follow? We’ve rounded-up some of the best accounts to keep an eye on.
- Martin Lewis – @MartinSLewis
Probably one of the most famous personal finance experts in the UK and often seen on TV, Martin Lewis’s Twitter account is full of comments and opinion on financial news stories, as well as the occasional piece of advice for those looking for a great money-saving deal.
- Money Saving Expert – @MoneySavingExp
As well as having his own personal account, Martin Lewis also runs the site Money Saving Expert, and their Twitter feed is another one to follow with heads up on upcoming sales and discounts in high street stores, general chats on saving money and how to cope with financial problems.
- Money Magpie – @moneymagpie
The Money Magpie site is a great one to bookmark to browse through if you’re bored, and their Twitter feed condenses their posts down into alerts so you don’t miss an article. They also retweet job postings, deals and competitions which can come in handy for making small savings and maybe even coming into a few free prizes!
- Money Advice Service – @YourMoneyAdvice
The Money Advice Service is another account to follow. While their tweets may be less fun and frivolous, they often tweet links to their extremely helpful blog posts on issues such as pensions, home insurance and mortgages. A great one to add to your Twitter feed for impartial advisory articles and to learn more about financial issues.
- A Thrifty Mrs – @athriftymrsuk
A lighter-hearted final recommendation, A Thrifty Mrs is a brilliant lifestyle blog for those looking for ways to treat themselves while on a serious budget. She writes about living the frugal way, saving money and documenting her life. Her twitter feed will alert you to her posts about finding freebies, renovating her house on the cheap and tips on seasonal (and therefore cheaper) fruit and veg. Probably one for the ladies to follow, as she also has a great eye for spotting fashion and beauty bargains!