It was all change in the weekend money sections last weekend with column inches rising and falling on different topics. Investment stories rose from an already impressive 20 per cent to just under 30 per cent, with investment outlooks for 2011 a dominant theme, such as Patrick Collinson’s (@pcollinson )article in The Guardian. Savings articles also more than doubled in their number from 10 per cent last week to 22 per cent this week. This is more in line with the scores that savings achieve in the mid week tallies; in fact it is the exact percentage that savings accounted for last Wednesday.
This weekend also saw utilities stories double in number with practical help in reducing costs as the cold sets in a main theme. Nina Montagu Smith (@ninamontagu ) wrote in the Sunday Times of a crisis feared for heating oil.
While utilities, investments and savings were popular this week, pensions and tax found themselves halving in popularity with the money journalists, only accounting for 11 per cent and 4 per cent respectively.
In other news, an article we thought of interest was Ali Hussian’s piece in the Sunday Times on 10 apps to save money. A particularly helpful app we thought was ATM finder, ensuring you never have to pay for withdrawing cash as it will let you know the nearest free machine. Also of interest was Emma Simon’s article in the Telegraph with a roundup of the best self help books on dealing with money (online version not up yet).
A round up of the scores is as follows:
Credit cards 4%