As a passionate and well-informed champion of consumer rights I write about complex financial issues with clarity and enthusiasm.
I have been commissioned to write a regular series of personal finance features for Yahoo! Finance UK. To date these have covered how to get travel insurance, finding a lost Child Trust Fund and are housing raffles a scam?
I wrote about the rise of online auctions during the pandemic and how they may be here to stay for the Metro newspaper. Read the full article here.
After getting a virtual assistant myself I realised what an amazing asset they are. I wrote this piece on the rise of virtual assistants for Metro newspaper.
I reviewed my smart meter after it was first installed 20 months ago in a follow-up piece for loveMONEY.
When a story I had commissioned, fell through, I asked the editor if there was anything else he wanted me to cover instead. I was assigned this guide on choosing the right boiler and I actually learnt a lot!
I am delighted to be a finalist in two categories at the Headline Money awards this year. I have been nominated for Freelance Journalist of the Year and Business Story of the Year for my FOI investigation into small business grants.
Somewhat ironically, the week I was nominated for two journalism awards, I had this story examining paid-for business awards published in the Metro. Read the full article here.
There are so many apps available to help you manage your money but how do you go about investing from your smartphone? I tackled this topic for the Metro's money pages in this article.
I run Freelancing for Journalists with my good friend Emma Wilkinson. It made me think of pitching this Metro article which explores just how to work with friends without destroying your friendship.
This story was developed from a press release and took a nugget of an idea and turned it into a wider piece of money saving tips. Read the full article here.
I knew nothing about the Football Index before this story. I hadn't even heard of it. But it was great to take on something out of my comfort zone and produce this story for The Sun. I learnt a lot in the process which is always very rewarding.
The Sun asked me to find a case study of someone who had successfully won back council tax funds. It was shortly after I published an advice article on how to find case studies, so the pressure was on. Fortunately I knew just the place to look and found this story...