The Top Ten UK Personal Finance Blogs

Miss Thrifty20 May 30, 2009

This is one of those posts in which I say “stuff it”, and cast all modesty aside. Media intelligence company Cision has published a list of the Top Ten UK Personal Finance Blogs – and I’ve made the cut! I’m pretty chuffed.

Here’s the list in full:


With the UK in a deepening recession, it is no surprise that blog readers are in favour of money saving tips. Our Top 10 Personal Finance list indicates the keen interest in personal stories through this recession, with FruGal, Recessionista and Miss Thrifty all offering their own accounts of life on a budget while offering useful advice.

Combining visitor, search and social metrics with in-house expertise, Cision identifies the most read, most discussed and most influential names in the UK personal finance blogosphere.

1. Times Online – Money Central

2. Motley Fool

3. The Miss Thrifty Blog

4. Plonkee Money

5. MoneyHighStreet

6. Martin Lewis’s Blog

7. FruGal

8. Money Watch UK Personal Finance Blog

9. Money Hospital

10. Recessionista UK

The workings-out are rather mysterious – I am surprised to find Miss Thrifty above Martin Lewis’s Blog, as I’m sure that Martin Lewis has a ton more traffic and “influence” than I do – and a couple of top notch UK personal finance blogs are conspicuous by their absence.

At the same time it’s great to see some old friends and favourites on the list: hello FruGal and Recessionista Sister! I am also having fun checking out some of the other blogs on the list; I’ve just added Money Watch to my reader.

I have noticed that you don’t get a prize for being on a list like this, but you do get sent many more press releases.

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20 Responses to “The Top Ten UK Personal Finance Blogs

admin says:

Holy crap, that is amazing! Half of me thinks that it must have been a REALLY rainy day – and half of me thinks that you are a genius.

I may blog about this one, if that’s okay with you…

Thanks and best wishes,

Miss T

May 31, 2009 at 11:37 am

Rob Lewis says:

Thanks for adding me to your reading! I’ve been a little light on posts recently (been getting married, honeymooning!), but hopefully will start to sort that soon.

June 8, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Rob Simpson says:

Well done Miss Thrifty. I think your blog is very good.

October 13, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Dale Harries says:

I think alot of people have something against the money saving website, perhaps its to do with Martin himself i dunno! He does have a following though!

Another website missed is

Its a huge website will quite a following so unsure as to why they snubbed it!

October 19, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I just discovered this post, so apologies for the delayed comment. Great list! Wonderful to find a lot of these brilliant bloggers on Twitter, too. Hope to see all 10 there one day. Many thanks!

– Shayna from

April 28, 2010 at 9:42 pm

MoneyTalks says:

This is a great list. Do you have anything that lists the top personal finance management (PFM) sites?

December 17, 2010 at 7:56 am

Great list, im going to check out The Miss Thrifty Blog.

December 23, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Mike says:

Miss T I am glad you re above Mr Lewis,who despite all his consumer champion stuff,has a site from what I can see is one huge affiliate site,with links to so many companies in every possible.I have no problem with affiliate links,but Mr Lewis has done a great job for himself first and then his readers second.

August 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Oliver Smith says:

Well done Miss Thrifty. I think your articles are very nice.

December 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Hi there
Great list but it seems the Times Online – Money Central website is going to a 404 page.

January 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Well done, the cream as they say always rises to the top so I am sure that it is a much deserved reward.
I am going to have a look around your site to see if i can get some top tips for my own blog “MONEYOGRAPHY” ( which I doubt even got a whiff of being in the TOP 1000 best sites 🙁

May 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Jim says:

Plonkee Money is one great blog to get good quality information… rest that you compiled are also some good ones…

May 23, 2012 at 7:51 am

Darren says:

Good to see an inclusion of the Motley Fool! Do not forget the Money Talk Podcast either, which I have on my mp3 player right now. Although it deals specifically with investments, there’s something valuable in listening to people talk about world economics in general.

August 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Great list. I loveMotley Fool’s stock videos, and their watchlist is invaluable.

November 26, 2012 at 1:03 am

Neil says:

More people should be prudent enough in spending money for this Christmas season. I advice to avail the short term loans then pay it when your bonus arrived. Usually bonuses are release at last minute and it is an SOP of company for employees can work also up to the last minute. It is a smart savings when you buy things earlier as the value is even lower compare to last minute shopping that will give you no choice and you will wake up in the morning that all your money has gone with the wind as you never planned and utilized your money as well.

December 15, 2012 at 6:27 am

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