About

Who writes this blog?

I currently work for a UK-based personal finance site. I've chosen to blog anonymously to protect the independence of this blog. It also allows me to write what I want without conflicting with my employer.

Maybe I'll post under my real name eventually but for now, this will have to do!

Why did you start The Money University?

The aim of The Money University is simple: to help you master your money and reclaim your life.

Across the UK people are stressed. One main cause of this stress is money.

  • 6 in 10 UK workers have less than £1,000 saved.1
  • The average UK adult is £30,575 in debt, not including student loans.2
  • The average UK pension pot stands at only £61,897.3
  • The State Pension is likely to run out by 2033.4

These facts paint a picture of a country snowed under by financial stress, living month to month, and worried about paying their bills.

The Money University aims to share as much useful info and insight, to help change the UK's relationships money for the better.

Independence

By keeping anonymous, I can offer independent opinion free from any agenda.

I'm not working for a company trying to sell you anything, I'm don't rely on what's written here for any salary. All I'm focussed on is writing high quality content that I'd be happy reading, and which serves this website's goal - to help you master your money and reclaim your life.

In the spirit of openness I'd love this blog to earn me money, but it's not anywhere near that point and isn't the central aim.

I value independence, and as of yet I don't work with any brands. I take pride in this and think it sets this blog apart from many others.

I don't post to a schedule, so if you'd like to stay up to date with the latest posts, please hit the subscribe button in the bottom right.

Sources:

"6 in 10 UK workers have less than £1,000 saved" - Source: The Guardian

"The average UK adult is £30,575 in debt." - Source: Bank of England

"The average UK pension pot stands at only £61,897." - The Telegraph

"The State Pension is likely to run out by 2033." - The Financial Times