Freelance Personal Finance Writer

The Motley Fool

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Freelance (Ongoing)

Jan 6

Do you love bragging about the great credit card rewards you’re racking up? Do you get giddy at the idea of helping friends or family create a budget? Have you told people that pondering insurance is ‘fun’? Do you love to write?

Well then, you may be a great freelance contributor for our Motley Fool UK personal finance team!

The Motley Fool is known worldwide as a destination for investors looking to invest better. But we want to help even more people make better financial decisions, and you can help us. 

We are currently building our personal-finance writing team that will help readers all over the UK make better, more informed decisions about all things personal finance. This means smart budgeting, picking out the right credit cards, knowing the right insurances to have, saving and investing for the future, and much more.

The Motley Fool UK freelance team has two goals:

  1. To share your sharp analysis and compelling writing with many thousands of readers.
  2. To help you develop your analysis and writing to become a regular contributor.

Our freelancers are encouraged to build a partnership with our editors and other writers and build expertise in personal finance, storytelling, and the Foolish writing style that has served as the foundation of our company's success.

We offer a pay structure that is clear, transparent, and, we hope, generous. If you write an article that is thoughtful, well-written, and helps people make better decisions about personal-finance matters, we’ll publish it and pay you a per-article fee.

If you’re ready to get started, send us a cover letter and resume.

As part of your application we ask for a short writing sample with your cover letter (details below), however, if you have an existing body of work, you can direct us towards your published work that showcases your personal finance insights and finesse with words.

If you do plan to submit a writing sample, please write 500-800 words on one of the following topics: mortgages, savings accounts, credit cards, getting out of debt, or insurance. Those are very broad topics, so be sure to focus your sample on something focused and specific. The sample should be accurate and informative, but also interesting, engaging, and low on jargon. To get an idea of the “Foolish” style, you can visit https://www.fool.co.uk/category/personal-finance/mywallethero/ to read some of our personal finance content, or Fool.co.uk and read some of our investing-focused articles.

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