I have switched up the accounts I follow lately and have been really inspired by all the money accounts that are talking, sharing and supporting rather than skirting around money topics. It has been part of my decision to separate my accounts slightly and focus @thefrugality Instagram on more of a community. I used to think of Instagram as a purely creative, visual platform for sharing photographs but with the rise of activism and intellectual platforms growing, I have found myself more and more drawn to quotes, infographics, workshops and discussions outside of the app. These are just a few of the great money accounts I follow:
Moneymedics is an infotainment platform helping millennials (and others!) to break down financial jargon and make it accessible to everyone. The team are big on democratising investing and offer loads of real-life tips on home buying. Ashley from the team recently wrote the post on Money Apps for The-Frugality (read it here).
Alex Holder is a journalist and the author of ‘Open Up – The Power of Talking about Money’ and host of Audible Original Podcast ‘Awkward Conversations About Money’ (out in Sept 2020). Alex isn’t afraid to delve into our emotional relationships with money and has even shared her salary to her Instagram feed as she believes transparency is the key to financial equality.
Set up by social media guru and inspiring entrepreneur Patricia Bright, The Break is an online hub designed to help normalise discussions around money and offer tools to help women improve their lives financially, through confidence and education – her budgeting spreadsheets have been downloaded thousands of times. Patricia says: “Every day we get messages from people who’ve used our tools or seen our content and it has supported them to achieve higher heights on a personal level, start businesses, learn to invest, or make more money. That’s the reason we do this, to equip our community with resources to actually help them reach their goals.”
Ellie set up This Girl Talks Money in 2019, bored of the same old financial information written by middle-aged white men. Her aim is to discuss all the topics around money that you didn’t learn at school: sharing insights, advice and helping women gain confidence and ownership of their money.
A self-confessed finance geek, Alice Tapper is the founder and author of Go Fund Yourself : “I wanted to create a resource which made personal finance and financial news, relevant and dare I say it, entertaining?!“. Sharing simple and relatable money guides and offering free masterclasses, in June 2020 Alice launched the Klarnaa #regulateBuyNowPayLater campaign which is calling for all buy now pay later products to be regulated.
Emilie Bellet is the founder and CEO of Vestpod and the author You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich. Formerly working in private equity, Emilie launched Vestpod to change the conversation about money and empower women financially, there’s a hugely popular weekly newsletter as well as workshops, networking events and a podcast – ‘The Wallet’.
Abiola is the Founder of the award-winning money community platform Active Budgeter. With a strong belief that talking about money shouldn’t be boring, the platform focuses on ‘two fins’: FINtech and FINancial education. You can download a budget tracker via the site and she has recently launched a My Money 2030 accountability campaign, encouraging community members to be bold and set themselves a money goal to reach in the next 10 years!
Bola is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, finance expert, author, speaker, and founder of Clever Girl Finance, one of the largest personal finance platforms for women in the US. Fuelled by a passion to empower women and allow them to live life on their own terms, the site offers free courses, advice and tips on saving money and achieving financial wellness.
Clare Seal created the originally anonymous Instagram account discussing her personal debt and has since amassed almost 70k followers and written ‘Real Life Money: An Honest Guide To Taking Control Of Your Finances’ as well as ‘The Real Life Money Journal’. Clare isn’t afraid to discuss the deeper causes of debt and financial difficulty and works towards getting female voices heard in an arena that often feels dominated by men.
Lisa Conway-Hughes is a financial expert working at a wealth management firm in the City of London. She is a Chartered Financial Adviser and also a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society (PFS). Lisa believes that anyone can be successful at money management if given the right tools and packs her Instagram full of easy to understand money tips and tricks. Lisa is also the author of ‘Money Lessons’, and co-hosts the ‘She’s On The Money’ podcast.