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Laura Whateley  Journalist, money/ property/ travel, mostly for @thetimes. West Country girl living in London. Author of Money: a user’s guide, out now!

Actually didn’t want to get off the bus @elizabday ! Rare. This is such an honest book detailing the more challenging bits of life, even if you seemingly live a very #blessed one. It’s particularly moving about the (still too often secret) struggles with fertility and grim resulting procedures so many women go through on their lunch break, and the dismissiveness of some of the male doctors encountered along the way. And bizarrely for me, I especially loved the chapter on sport. Turns out I could learn a lot about how to cope with deadlines from the head of sports science for Chelsea. It’s out April 4 and imho you should buy it. 👋

💕Happy 2019 v day, lovers. Put your phone down 💕

Last bit of basic touristing, til next time🍎

Times Square looking surprisingly inviting

Cheesy and effing freezy on the High Line

Bring it

New York highlight, #weddinginspo #weddingdressgoals 🐽

In NYC for a few days researching affordable things to do, staying at the latest @thehoxtonhotel and the first in the US, in Williamsburg which opened in September. This was my morning view from exceptionally comfy bed. Rooms start from $159 which given its lushness, its views and the fact it’s in New York 🤑 is IMHO a bargain 🗽

V much enjoying my status as a “hot guru” 🧘‍♀️ in this week’s @eveningstandardmagazine wellness edition alongside the gwynster. Thanks @rosamunddean 🙏 pick up a copy on your way home for tips on how to have a happier, kinder, fitter and (hopefully) richer 2019

You could also save money by becoming a comper? 🤓 Start by entering to win #moneyausersguide by following @sonderandtell (alongside some other ahmazing books including @oteghauwagba new sexy gold version of #littleblackbook, @emmagannonuk #multihyphenmethod and v.brilliant @mishalhusain #theskills) Repost @sonderandtell ・・・
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Such a lovely review from @modernlit AND touching Michelle!! 😍 sort your finances out for the new year folks with #moneyausersguide. I’m on a no spend January and resisting 70% off emails from @spacenk and @arketofficial so thoroughly today #Repost @modernlit with @get_repost
[reviewed by @amileya ]

Before I start, let me say one thing. This is THE most comprehensive overview on money that I’ve ever read. Its also a book that I wish I read at 18 or just after leaving university.

Last August, I decided to take 2 years out of training to do locum work (basically, freelancing for doctors 😆). Despite being a professional with a useful degree, I didn’t actually know much about money outside of my pay cheque, PAYE taxes and my savings account.

Fast forward some months and I’ve learnt a lot through reading books, attending events and joining Facebook groups. I am now confident in investing in stocks and crowdfunds, tracking my spending and utilising mobile apps.

Now, everyone’s journey will be different, but we all have the very same opportunity to get better at looking after our money.

For the less informed ones out there, this book will save you from doing a lot of googling, losing out on simple gains & worst of all...making costly mistakes.

It runs through EVERYTHING. In the most relatable of waysss, @laurawhateley covers mortgages, renting well, buying cars & future-proofing your finances.
At times, I felt dismayed that I had started this journey in my late 20s. But as the fabulous Maya Angelou so eloquently says...once you know better, you do better. It’s a great starting point & I hope you find your way whatever your income bracket. 💰💰 [Edit: I have tagged some apps I personally use that have helped with my money journey.]

Happy birthday to my cheeky little sister @ruth_whaters, apparently now in her 30s, always 12 watching Kenan and Kel on a Saturday morn in Mr Blobby PJs to me😎🤩

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